2008 United Way Celebration Dinner

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Molson won the United Way Canvassing Team Spirit Award

(Photo: Molson employees and UW team leaders Sarah Eby and Pat Reid accepting the Canvassing Team Spirit Award)

On Wednesday evening, the United Way Toronto held its 2008 United Way Celebration dinner at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.

As many are aware, 2008 was a tough year for all organizations that are trying to raise funds, given the state of the economy. The United Way campaign in Toronto was still able to raise just over $107.5 million to support the many programs and services that provide aid to Toronto citizens. I’m blown away by the way Toronto’s corporations, organizations and individuals banned together to make this campaign so successful.

I attended the awards along with some Molson folks who made a great difference in our Employee Campaign this year.  Just one small table among hundreds of others (and thousands of people)….we were thrilled to attend and be a part of a historic night.

I wrote about Molson’s UW campaign a couple months ago, and am proud to say, again, that despite the economic issues we were facing, Molson employees took the challenge and surpassed our fundraising goal!  Because of our employees and the dedication of our team leaders and the 2008 committee, we were honoured at the celebration with a Spirit Award in the Canvassing Team category.  We were also nominated for the Employee Campaign and Corporate Support awards.

Let’s just say the cheers from our table were loud…..

Congrats to all.  Here’s the highlight video that was played at the dinner:

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