Archive for the Community category

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Helping Torontonians Plan Their #ExitStrategy

Together with Hailo Toronto, we’ve teamed up to make this the safest party season yet by giving away $1,000,000 in taxi credits!

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For the month of December, you can receive a $10 taxi promo code at one of the participating bars and restaurants listed below:

Aria Entertainment Complex
108 Peter Street

Artful Dodger
10 Isabella Street

Betty’s
240 King Street East

Black Bull Tavern
298 Queen Street West

Boston Pizza
16A Leslie Street

Bull & Firkin
1835 Yonge Street

Churchmouse & Firkin
475 Church Street

Crocodile Rock
240 Adelaide Street West

Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West

Firkin on Yonge
207 Yonge Street

Fox & Fiddle
11 Fort York Boulevard
188 Laird Drive
865 York Mills Road

Fox & Firkin
51 Eglinton Avenue East

Friar & Firkin
160 John Street

Gull & Firkin
1963 Queen Street East

Hard Rock Café
279 Yonge Street

Hemingway’s
142 Cumberland Street

The Hideout
482 Queen Street West

Hoops
125 Bremner Boulevard
735 Queen Street West
458 Yonge Street

Jack Astor’s
10 Dundas Street East
74 Front Street East

Loose Moose
146 Front Street West

Lou Dawgs
589 King Street West

McSorley’s
1544 Bayview Avenue

Mick E Fynn’s
45 Carlton Street

Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street West

Pheasant & Firkin
1999 Avenue Road

Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse
1660 O’Connor Drive

Rock Lobster
110 Ossington Avenue

Rogue Tavern
284 Richmond Street East

Rivoli
334 Queen Street West

Scallywags
11 Saint Clair Avenue West

Shoxs
2827 Dundas Street West

Stones Place
1255 Queen Street West

Strathcona Pub
60 York Street

Tequila Jacks
184 Pearl Street

Upfront Bar & Grill
106 Front Street East

Wayne Gretzky’s
99 Blue Jays Way

Zanzibar Tavern
359 Yonge Street

To redeem the credit, simply download the free Hailo taxi app on your iPhone or Android and enter the special promo code to get $10 off your next ride.

What’s your #ExitStrategy

Molson Coors Hailo Toronto Holiday Campaign 2013

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Lest We Forget

After attending the True Patriot Love dinner in Toronto last week in support of the families of our Military, it struck me how important it is for us to remember, and give thanks for the sacrifices made by our military. Growing up, Remembrance Day seemed to be more entrenched. Perhaps that is because we were in school and there were large assembly gatherings. Perhaps that is because of the fact that my generation would have grown up with great uncles and aunts that had fought in the Second World War. Or perhaps that parents had been part of the reserves in their youth. Another important thought is that Remembrance Day today is not only about those two World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam for which we give thanks and honour the sacrifice of the fallen or those left behind and the significance that they represent for us today. There are real day conflicts today where we continue to deploy our troops. Whether for peace keeping efforts, or in the midst of conflict, our men and women in the military fight for our freedoms. On November 11th in Canada we pause to give thanks and remembrance – the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The poppy is a symbol of that remembrance. Thanks to those who have served over generations and for those who continue to serve today. @MolsonFerg

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Our Beer Print in action

We’ve always known that being a great beer company involves more than just brewing. In that tradition, we couldn’t be more proud of the employees who volunteered in celebration of Our Beer Print.


Molson Coors Supply Chain TeamProject Homeless Connect

That’s a whole lotta noodles!
Members of the Denver Supply Chain team took home cooking to heart while spending an afternoon volunteering at The Gathering Place. Working together, the team chose their own menu (spaghetti), shopped for the food, cooked and served the meal to more than 200 women, children and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Connecting with the community
More than 20 Molson Coors employees helped to connect homeless people with health, social and economic resources at Project Homeless Connect. The annual resource fair is supported by more than 40 organizations and provides access to basic necessities and service. Onsite at the event, our team provided a variety of assistance ranging from navigating the event to coordinating lunches.

We also played a key support role before the event volunteering time and muscled to set-up the Convention Centre to host more than 1,400 attendees.

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Golden Great Water Month
To wrap-up volunteer activities, four Molson Coors employees and their family members teamed up with 40 teammates from MillerCoors to get down and dirty as they spent their Saturday working to improve the Clear Creek Watershed.

Volunteers spent the day loosening the soil, applying more soil, seeding and covering the new area with a straw blanket to prevent erosion.

Clear Creek Watershed

Here’s to increasing our positive beer print!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Bringing clean drinking water to Bihar

Our brewery in India is located in the state of Bihar, home to more than 100 million people. Once prosperous, Bihar is now battling issues such as illiteracy, inadequate access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation coverage. Surveys show that only 14% of households have access to a toilet facility and only 8% of Bihar’s 290 schools have water and sanitation resources.

Bihar1  Bihar2(Photo Above: President of Molson Coors International Kandy Anand, and Chairman of Cobra Beer Karan Bilimoria, inaugurating the new well in a village near our brewery in Bihta)

We wanted to improve Our Beer Print and make an impact in our local community, so our team in India partnered with Water For People to build a fresh water well down the street from our brewery. The new well opened last month and will serve 500 families with safe drinking water. Our team also built a new toilet block and hand washing facility at the local school, which is helping to improve attendance.

We are very proud to be part of this project which will save lives, improve education and reduce the number of people suffering from water and sanitation-related diseases.

What is Water For People?

Water For People Logo

Water For People looks for creative, sustainable ways to help communities build and maintain their own reliable, safe water systems. Our project is a small part of their Everyone Forever Program, which has some audacious objectives:

  • Increase water supply coverage from 57% to 100% (over 4 years)
  • Increase water and sanitation coverage in schools from 8% to 100%
  • Encourage hygiene behavior change through education

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Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Canadian Thanksgiving…Cheers to Family and Friends

Thanksgiving Colours
As the fall colours explode with abundance, even a “colour blind” person like me can see the wonderful contrast that autumn’s magic brings to our countryside. Naturally boulevards in the urban centres are beautified as well, but the magnificence of colour in autumn is certainly best experiences by a ride through the hills of any rural area, or a boat ride along the shores of the lakes and rivers of Canada. It is a time of thanksgiving. A time when family and friends get together for their favourite feast. Canadians tend to lean towards Turkey with all the fixings. It is a time that is caught between seasons, as we say farewell to summer past and enter into the autumn season. Oktoberfests abound, closing golf events, students home from their paces of study with family, families reuniting, new neighbours getting to know one another and a pause to just catch up with family and friends. So a toast to one and all to a great Canadian thanksgiving. Enjoy this time with family and friends. Cheers ! @MolsonFerg