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Landsmannschaft der Siebenbürger Sachsen in Kanada | Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons in Canada






Who we are

Founded in 1963, The Landsmannschaft der Siebenbürger Sachsen in Kanada is the umbrella organization for Transylvanian Saxons living in Canada, including the Saxonia Hall in Aylmer, Ontario and the Transylvania Club in Kitchener, Ontario. The Landsmannschaft maintains and provides cultural connections between Saxons within and outside of Canada and acts as a representative to government organizations. We strive to preserve the Transylvanian Saxon heritage, customs, traditions and language.

What we do

Celebrating Shared History

For over 50 years, the Landsmannschaft has been the biannual host of the summer North American Heimattag or “Homeland Days” celebration between Saxons in Canada and the United States of America.

Engaging Youth

In 1971, the Canadian Landsmannschaft initiated the first International Youth Exchange (Jugendlager) between Federation countries. The Jugendlager continues to be a part of the Saxon youth experience in Canada.

Promoting Culture and Tradition

Since 1968, the Landsmannschaft has hosted and participated in the biannual Kulturaustausch, or “Cultural Exchange,” between Saxon groups from around the world.

North American


Kitchener, Ontario | Friday July 12 & Saturday July 13, 2024

Friday : BBQ & Jugendlager Reunion:

Celebrating 50+ Years

All Welcome!

$20 per person

7:00 PM

Saturday: Official Opening Day & Cultural Program

$55 per adult

$30 children ages 6-12

12:00 PM - Doors Open (Lunch available for purchase)

1:30 PM - Church Service & Official Opening

6:00 PM - Dinner

Reserve your tickets by June 10, 2024!

50+ Years of Jugendlager

Calling all past Jugendlager participants!

Join us Friday, July 12, at 7 PM at the 2024 North American Heimattag in Kitchener, Ontario for an evening of reminiscing and reconnecting. Meet this year's Jugendlager participants and celebrate your Saxon heritage!

Share your past Jugendlager photos with us by emailing

+ Commemorative T-Shirts and Bags for Sale by pre-order!

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Federation of Transylvanian Saxons

The Landsmannschaft has been part of the World Federation of Transylvanian Saxons, which includes Austria, Canada, Germany, Romania and the United States of America. The Federation was founded in 1983.

The Federation’s founding resolution was signed in Ontario, Canada in 1984.

Representatives of Federation member countries spoke in a 40th Anniversary Panel at the Heimattag in Dinkelsbühl, Germany in May 2023.

2023-24 Executive

President John Werner

1. Vice President Rebecca Horeth

2. Vice President John Horeth

Secretary: Daniel Pfingstgraef

Treasurer: Trudy Schneider

Cultural Representative: Derek Gotzmeister

Press Representative: Hannelore Maiterth

Youth Representative: Ryan Hesch

Women’s Society Representive: Rosemary Horeth

Contact us

Landsmannschaft der Siebenbürger Sachsen in Kanada

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EST. 1963