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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.

  • A father's bond

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    13 Apr 2021
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    In 2003, my step Dad and I finally bonded and watching the Rangers win the OHL championship live, and then the memorial cup was the reason why. He passed at the start of the 2013 season after us watching every game as season ticket holders from 03/04 to then (I still am). In 2016 my wife and I announced that we were having our first kid in the place where that finally helped me bond with my won dad; The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. The place will always be apart of my story and my family. - Matthew Steffler

  • Wrestling gone raw

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    13 Apr 2021

    As a tween I would often sneak money from my older brother to go watch wrestling on Sunday evenings. I remember the Sheik taking a fans pen after an autograph then stabbing another wrestling in the head. Sweet Daddy Siki, Haystack Calhoun. Great times. - Susan Stark

  • The boy across the street

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    13 Apr 2021

    I lived a few blocks away from the Aud when it first opened. I remember going to public skating events there on weekends with my cousin who literally lived across the street on Borden Ave. I walked past the building every day for five years on my way to and from elementary school. My most vivid memories of the Auditorium are going with my Dad to watch the Dutchmen Senior A hockey team every week and then in 1958 seeing an NHL exhibition game between the Maple Leafs and the Red Wings. We had rink side seats and I got to see Gordie Howe up close. Loved the hotdogs at the concession stands too. A great building that was part of a memorable childhood.

    - Jim Uttley

  • Oktoberfest dance off

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    13 Apr 2021

    Growing up in KW and being in the Polish Dance group, there were many fond memories of performing at the Aud during Oktoberfest with lots of other ethinic dance groups. Enjoyed staying and dancing along with eating beer nuts and sausages! - Liz Skibicki

  • The architect

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    13 Apr 2021

    Little thought of fact. Who was the architect for the aid? Well it was my Uncle! Stuart Jenkins!! A Kitchener architect. - Nancy Coghill

  • Sing your heart out!

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    13 Apr 2021

    In 1967 I was in Grade 2. Our class at school performed in a Centennial Celebration Concert at the Aud. We wore Amish styled outfits, performed our own music and sang our hearts out. It was basically an audition to perform at Expo 67. There was a mass choir in the seats below where the restaurant is now. Their choir gowns where red and white and formed the Canadian flag.

    - Dawn Fisken

  • Roger Whittaker Live

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    13 Apr 2021

    My mother, who is now 94, and i saw Roger Whittaker at our Aud. Our seats were on the floor, very close to the stage. The concert was magnificent. It was so wonderful that we, simultaneously, started to cry. Here we are, thoroughly enjoying Roger and crying in harmony. I will never forget how close we were that evening.

    - Catherine Thompson

  • Fight night!

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    Looking down at the MMA fight at The Aud on Feb. 29, 2020.

    - Jeremy Dueck

  • A dog's dream

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    07 Apr 2021

    I have many happy memories walking to the dog park! I would go on walks with a friend who had a big, energetic dog, and we would do circles around the dog park until the pup was tired. We would talk about life, this and that. - Allison Sachs

  • Memorial Cup 2008

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    07 Apr 2021

    Kitchener hosted the 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup and the final Championship game featured Kitchener Rangers and Spokane. Kitchener outplayed Spokane by a wide margin, but Spokane won 4-1. In the post-game ceremony, the presentation of the Memorial Cup was memorable when the cup was hoisted by a Spokane player.... and split into two pieces. That was the main photo on page one of the sports section of The Record newspaper.

    The first minute of this attached video shows the Memorial Cup presentation with the trophy splitting into two pieces.

    The first minute of the video below shows the Memorial Cup presentation with the trophy splitting into two pieces.

    https://chlmemorialcup.ca/video/2008-finals-kitchener-vs-spokane

    - John Thompson