Miss Schwaben 2022

Miss Schwaben 2022 – Shayla Herold

Shayla Herold

The Schwaben Club would like to congratulate our 2022 Miss Schwaben, Shayla Herold!  We wish her a joyous and memorable time while she represents our club.
I am Shayla Herold, many of the members would know me as Shay. I am honoured to be your Miss Schwaben 2022! I have been an active Club member for many years. I danced with the Kindergruppe, Jugendgruppe and now dance with the Schwaben Dancers. I have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since I was 16 and enjoy coming to play Bingo. I am one of the Youth Leaders at the Kitchener Schwaben club as well as the Canadian Verband and the World Verband. I was elected as the Landesjugendleiterin, or Youth Leader, representing jugend across Canada. In this position, I share upcoming Canadian Donauschwaben activities and news with international youth and I am the spokesperson for Canadian youth. In my spare time I make jewellery for my small business, Ruthven’s Raven. I also volunteer outside of the Schwaben Club and have enhanced my communications skills by hosting a local talk show on Rogers TV, “Generation Z”. As well as working with the local highschools as a public speaker. I take great pride to represent our Club within our community as it allows me the ability to share my love and appreciation for my culture and traditions. The Schwaben Club holds a special place in my heart and the members are an extension of my family. 
Danke schön, Shay Herold.

Since 1958, young ladies in the Schwaben Club have had the honour of being crowned Miss and representing their Club and its members to the community. From travelling around during Oktoberfest, to being an ambassador at Club functions, Miss Schwaben has a vital role within the Club.

Qualifications for Running for Miss Schwaben:

Must be 19 years old by that year’s Oktoberfest and no older than 28.
Must be an active participating member of the Schwaben Club.
Must be under a single or family membership for a year.
Must be single, never married and have no children.
Knowledge of German Language would be an asset.
Expectations of Miss Schwaben:
As the ambassador of the Schwaben Club, you are expected to represent the club in a professional manner.
You are expected to attend all club functions, as well as any other event you may be invited to outside the club.
You must be comfortable with public speaking.
You must be available for the duration of Oktoberfest to attend functions.
Must wear appropriate attire based on event.

Deadline for application submissions to run for Miss Schwaben 2023 is February 25, 2023

Past Misses

The first Miss Schwaben was crowned in 1958, and since then, numerous women have had the honour of representing the Schwaben Club. Here is a list of ladies who have carried the crown and sash of office.

1958 Edith Korek 1988 Paulina Mayer 2017 Jessica Hill
1959 Adolfine Scheinost 1989 Nancy Schaadt 2018 Angele Killingbeck
1960-61 Keine Wahl – No Contest 1990 Jackie Sieber 2019 Cassandra Kauer
1962 Inara Vinakmens 1991 Christina Martz 2020-21 Alyssa Hild
1963 Eva Pfeiffer 1992 Margaret Birl
1964 Evelin Hulbert 1993 Heidi Offak
1965 Irene Twerdochleb 1994 Kara Kennedy
1966 Mary Hoffmann 1995 Lisa Tadros
1967 Barbara Doerel 1996 Margaret Milne
1968 Kathy Lukitsch 1997 Christina Kunz
1969 Margaret Schilling 1998 Lori Pottkamper
1970 Adelheid Voigt 1999 Sheri Lotrijan
1971 Gerda Wolf 2000 Monica Pilz
1972 Rosemary Putschli 2001 Rosemary Harvey
1973 Rosemary Schwartz 2002 Andrea Adam
1974 Rosemary Brenner 2003 Katelyn Tshirhart
1975 Claudia Reschke 2004 Jennifer Harvey
1976 Christine Becker 2005 Jade Adam
1977 Marika Fulep 2006 Vanessa Adam
1978 Barbara Madlensky 2007 Brandy Chapman
1979 Beth Dietrich 2008 Magdalena Adam
1980 Rosemary Piller 2009 Katherine Harvey
1981 Petra Osterling 2010 Mihaela Savulescu
1982 Lydia Kessler 2011 Jennifer Tschirhart
1983 Anita Schlupp 2012 Carole Zettel
1984 Katharina Ungar 2013 Ericha Schiketantz
1985 Linda Haehnel 2014 Melanie Williamson
1986 Barbara Schlosser 2015 Vanessa Pastoric
1987 Connie Stewart 2016 Samantha Hild

The Schwaben Club would like to congratulate our 2023 Mr Schwaben        Cole Watson!  We wish him a memorable time while he represents our club.

Mr Schwaben 2023 – Cole Watson

 The role of Mr. Schwaben is to show our youth a positive role model and act as an ambassador representing our club.  

Candidates for Mr Schwaben are  voted by the Schwaben Dancers and the winner is announced at our Schlachtfest event. 

Past Mr. Schwaben's

2018 – David O’Reilly

2019-21  Nolan McQuabbie

2022- Ray Tomchick