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Thank you to everyone who shared their stories, photos or videos about The Aud this spring! The video commemorating The Aud’s 70th anniversary featuring your content is now available on this page and on YouTube. Come back and visit this page any time to see the video and read through everyone’s memories.

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.



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.



Thank you to everyone who shared their stories, photos or videos about The Aud this spring! The video commemorating The Aud’s 70th anniversary featuring your content is now available on this page and on YouTube. Come back and visit this page any time to see the video and read through everyone’s memories.

  • Time spent with my girls

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    A great day spent with my girls watching the Ranger play!

    - Suzanne Merriman

  • For the love of the game

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    by Daniela Salazar,


    This is my husband Larry Brooks. Looking so very proud and happy in his retirement to take up employment at mostly the Rangers games or any other jobs offered. I can’t even put into words how much this meant to him. Having worked without any days off between Uniroyal and Goodrich for almost 40 years, having this responsibility and purpose and most of all the social contact and making new friends brought him so much joy. Other ushers and also patrons will remember his unending supply of JOLLY ROGER CANDY. This picture was taken when they had recently switched from burgundy suit jackets to the blue sport jacket and lime green shirts. Can’t remember who took the photo but a huge Thank you for capturing this proud moment. Alas a stroke curtailed things a bit but his employer was more than accommodating in welcoming him back. Then Covid hit.

    - Larry Brooks

  • Pre-game warm-up surprise

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    by Daniela Salazar,


    Working on Rangers home broadcasts for Rogers TV, I’ve been lucky to meet some amazingly talented people. As a Kitchener kid who grew up listening to the legendary Don Cameron from The Aud or on the road, getting a chance to call a game in the booth next to his in 2017 (and have a quick picture and chat during the pre-game warm-up) is a moment I will forever be grateful for.

    - Dan Polischuk

  • Our last concert

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    My daughter and I at the last indoor concert, Old Dominion at the Aud, before the COVID shutdown, February 2020. - John Wells

  • Flying pucks!

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    Best memories ever of the Aud is standing under the Queen when Brian Bellows and Company 1982? would be in warm up and you would have to dodge pucks flying off of the goal post, cross bar and back wall. I really learned how to pay attention at the age of 10! - John Querengesser

  • KISS 1976

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    I remember seeing my first concert at the Aud in 1976, it was Kiss, what an amazing night for a small town girl from Kincardine to come to the big city and see them!

    I also have great memories of seeing both of my kids and their class, singing the national anthem, they loved that they got to tour the Ranger's dressing room!

    And it was always a great time watching the Rangers play! - Shelley Milatz

  • Royal Lipizzan

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    I loved going to the Royal Lipizzan stallion shows at the Aud. - Merren Herbert

  • TriCity Outlaws

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    TriCity Outlaws puck drop SSM vs Rangers 2011 Oktoberfest parade day. - Patrick DeLay

  • Women's World Hockey Championship

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    by Daniela Salazar,

    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

  • Peter DeBoer and Don Cameron

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    by Daniela Salazar,


    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