Molson supports the Edmonton Arts Community

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Left to right – Rick Tousaw, Area Vice President – Western Canada; Stephen Mandel, Mayor of Edmonton; Ferg Devins, Vice President Government and Public Affairs

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left to right – Bryan Cox, Director Government and Public Affairs – Western Canada; Ferg Devins, VP Government and Public Affairs; The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta; Rick Tousaw, Area Vice President – Western Canada

Check out the video of Rick Tousaw presenting the Molson Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction!

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Molson was proud to be part of a fantastic event in Edmonton earlier this week. We were one of the major sponsors of the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, an event that celebrated and recognized some of the stars of the Edmonton arts community. Over 1400 people packed the beautiful Winspear theatre for a night of celebration and entertainment. Samantha Schultz, the Brian Webb Dance Company, the Red Power Squad and the Edmonton Opera were just some of the performers who wowed the crowd. The proceeds from the event are going to Arts on the Ave, a community based, grassroots initiative engaged in developing 118th Avenue as a community arts centre. The coalition is comprised of performance artists, theatre and dance, musicians, visual artists and artisans who live and work in the area and want to celebrate their community.

Attendees at the event included the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Norman Kwong, the Premier of Alberta Ed Stelmach, the Minister of Culture Lindsay Blackett, and of course, the Mayor of Edmonton Stephen Mandel.

Rick Tousaw, Area Vice President in Western Canada presented the Molson Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction to winner Dana Andersen, who won the award for his leadership, innovation and commitment to the Die-Nasty improv group and Edmonton’s comedy community.

This was a very fun event to be a part of – Molson congratulates Dana and all of the nominees and winners!

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