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Photo of the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium logo featuring the building’s façade seen at the East Avenue entrance on top of a collection of community memories at The Aud.

This year The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium is celebrating 70 years of memories with the residents of our community. In honour of this amazing building we want YOU to help us collect digital content of The Aud to celebrate our history!

For the past 70 years, The Aud has been famously known as Kitchener’s premier sport and entertainment venue, hosting national and international competitions, shows, and trade shows. Whether it was at your favourite concert, watching your child play their first hockey game, or catching a special show with a loved one, we want to know your favourite Aud Memories!

This page will serve as a hub where residents are encouraged to send in their personal images, stories, and videos related to The Aud. All approved memories will then be posted on the memory wall for residents to connect and engage. We will collect content for six weeks at which point a celebratory video will be created to share on The Aud’s official birthday, May 24th 2021.

This year The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium is celebrating 70 years of memories with the residents of our community. In honour of this amazing building we want YOU to help us collect digital content of The Aud to celebrate our history!

For the past 70 years, The Aud has been famously known as Kitchener’s premier sport and entertainment venue, hosting national and international competitions, shows, and trade shows. Whether it was at your favourite concert, watching your child play their first hockey game, or catching a special show with a loved one, we want to know your favourite Aud Memories!

This page will serve as a hub where residents are encouraged to send in their personal images, stories, and videos related to The Aud. All approved memories will then be posted on the memory wall for residents to connect and engage. We will collect content for six weeks at which point a celebratory video will be created to share on The Aud’s official birthday, May 24th 2021.

  • Women's World Hockey Championship

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    One of my favorite Aud moments was April 6, 1997 when Team Canada beat team USA in overtime in front of a sold out crowd during the Women's World Hockey Championship. Not only was the Canadian win special but the energy in the sold out facility was a phenomenal. - Kim Kugler

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  • Peter DeBoer and Don Cameron

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    Peter DeBoer joined the Kitchener Rangers for their 2001/2002 season. In this picture, Peter is shown with his arm around the late Don Cameron, the voice of the Kitchener Rangers. This picture was taken on September 2nd, 2001 at the annual Kitchener Rangers Fan Day. It is hard to believe that it has been almost twenty years since this picture was taken. Both Peter and Don added so much to the Rangers and to the Kitchener Auditorium. What a great picture of the two of them together.

    - Anne Boehm

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  • Employee to family

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    1965, I started to work East Popcorn for Ranger games, Jr B games, wrestling, circus, Ice Capades..etc etc COE. Also worked other concessions. Met my first husband there. After working at Aud, continued to go to Ranger games for many years, my grown children and grandchildren continue to be Ranger fans.

    I still recognize many people from working at the Aud. - Barbara Davis (Weber)

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  • Moment of love

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    Our late evening pick-up hockey group enjoys the game and comradery in the dressing room. While there are always new players joining and some leaving, many of us have played together for years. When one of our players was killed in an automobile accident many of us where affected. At our next game, we had a brief but meaningful time of sharing memories, prayer, and a moment of silence at center ice of the Kinsmen Arena. - Scott Albrecht

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  • Farewell Tessa & Scott

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    Born and raised in Kitchener, I'm fortunate to have several awesome memories that involve the Aud. One special memory was October 27th 2018. My Mom and I had front row seats to see the "Farewell Tour" which included Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and many other figure skating greats. It was an amazing night !!

    * The Aud turns 70 and my Mom turns 80 this year.

    - Corrie Hummel

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  • Faith in our Rangers

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    I had the honour of being one of the first Suite Hostesses hired when the suites first opened. We hosted so many armature and pro-athletes, families and business people, dignitaries and celebrities. My favourite night was during the 2008 OHL Final, when I had the pleasure of hosting for Jacques Martin, then the Florida Panthers head coach (before our beloved Pete DeBoer took over the position the next season).

    Our Rangers were guaranteed a spot in the Memorial Cup, as we were the hosts that year, but simply going was never going to be enough for us Ranger fans: we wanted the win. I remember the Rangers won the first 3 games, but then lost the next 3 to Belleville. When he entered the suite that night, Jacques asked me what I thought the outcome of the game would be. I told him I had faith in our Rangers - but Jacques was not as confident in our boys. Of course, our Rangers pulled through with a 4-1 win. On his way out for the evening, Jacques winked and said "I never should have doubted you".

    - Jen Stagg-Schaefer

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  • 50/50 lucky winner

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    My wife and her friend won the 50/50 draw - David Schleicher

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  • A lifetime at The Aud

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    The Aud throughout my lifetime: I attended COE every year when I was a child. I sat front row for Supertramp when I was 18. My WLU commencement in my 20s. And returned in my 50s for Sting concert.

    The Aud was always a fixture. I had no idea it's ONLY 70 years.

    - Laurel Pedersen

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  • Having a chuckle with the man!

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    Having a little chuckle with the legendary Don Cameron prior to a Rangers game - Glen Holtzhaur

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  • A true Aud Fan

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    This is my dad Ken Hecktus, this photo was taken on January 16, 2015. He was an usher at the Kitchener Auditorium for over 25 years. He loved spending his Friday nights cheering on his Kitchener Rangers and chatting with the many friends he had made over the years. This photo is special to me because it represents one of his true passions in his life, he passed away in April 2017. - Kim Ludolph



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