Declaration – October German Heritage Month

In December 2016, the Canadian Parliament officially declared October “German Heritage Month” (Private Members’ Business M-73):
Motion -73 was adopted unanimously by the House of Commons on December 13, 2016:
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the German language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon German heritage for future generations, and that Waterloo Region is host to the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany, by declaring October, every year, German Heritage Month, and the nine days commencing the Friday before Thanksgiving, every year, Oktoberfest.

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