At a gala black tie event, Lindsay Kalbfleisch was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2014, making her the 46th Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. Lindsay was sponsored by Christine Michaud in memory of Mark Kreller.
Born and raised in Waterloo Region, Lindsay is currently a student at the University of Waterloo studying Recreation and Leisure. She is passionate about her community-based research that focuses on how to make Kitchener-Waterloo a more inclusive and accepting community.
Lindsay’s career ambition is to dedicate her time to understanding the experience of marginalized community members, and work to ensure there are opportunities for everyone to feel connected.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys outdoor activities. She loves to escape to Algonquin Park in the summer, to enjoy canoeing, hiking and camping. In April 2014, Lindsay had the opportunity to travel with fellow University of Waterloo students to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, an adventure she will never forget.
Lindsay is excited to begin her time as Miss Oktoberfest, engaging with the community and particularly inspiring other young women to be confident in themselves and their dreams. She has participated in various events at the festival her entire life, and looks forward to welcoming people to the community in her new role.