The annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade was held on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9, 2017, at 8:30 A.M. The parade is the most popular event of the nine-day Bavarian Festival. Last year, an estimated 150,000 spectators attended.
The Tian Guo Marching Band was given a warm welcome.
Vic Bovingdon of Kitchener has organized this event for 49 years since the first parade in October 1969. Bovingdon said, “Tian Guo Marching Band has been invited to participate in the grand parade for years. They are doing great. They follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. These are great values. The band is huge with many members. We like the band. So, we invite them to participate every year. We will invite them to come again next year.”