Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Photo: Five Hole for Food event at Yonge / Dundas Square.
What does 100 participants, two rinks and awesome attitudes equal? Well, how about 6,000 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank sound!
On Thursday, July 12th 2012, in the heart of the city - Young – Dundas Square, Five Hole for Food invited hockey players and volunteers to play hockey in exchange for a donation of a canned food item, which went to the Daily Bread Food Bank. People gathered to play, watch and donate food for the cause; despite the hot weather!
This is the 3rd year for the Toronto Five Hole for Food event and the biggest one yet; with Molson Canadian as a sponsor, how can you go wrong!! Five Hole for Food has brought people together in the community for a good cause. And let’s face it… sports; hot sunny day; supporting a great cause and a great Canadian cold beer on a patio! It does not get better than that!
Five Hole for Food’s 2012 Tour across Canada is wrapping up. Still a chance to participate if you’re in Vancouver! Sign up here : FiveHoleForFood
As a newbie to Molson (Summer Intern), this was my first glimpse of what it is like to be part of an event; I was very surprised at how many people attended and participated, especially with an extreme heat alert! Did that stop anyone? NO - There were lots of people who donated and tons of people lining up to play hockey! The crowd was enthusiastic and there were lots encouraging others on! For an extremely hot day, everyone had smiles on their faces and gave it their all – to a great cause and to playing a great sport!
For more information you can go to the Five Hole for Food Facebook page here and Twitter page here.
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Earlier this month, we got together with the Town of Rivers at a social to celebrate Molson Coors’ $75,000 Community Cheer donation. The funds will go toward completing the second level of the new 62,000sqft facility at the heart of the Rivers community.
An estimated 300-400 people came out to the town social held at the Riverdale Community Complex where our Sales Representative, Val Robertson, presented the cheque to the fundraising committee and Mayor Todd Gill.
The small rural town in Manitoba submitted their application to Community Cheer to help with their goal of constructing a viewing lounge, hall and commercial kitchen in time for their 2013 Homecoming. The new viewing spaces will overlook the four sheet curling rink and NHL-sized ice rink inside the $7-million community complex.
MLA for Riding Mountain, Leanne Rowat, summarized it best when she said the centre will continue to be a wonderful place for surrounding communities to socialize and participate in events. “Let this success story be a shining example to other rural communities that with a little determination and creativity, great community projects are possible.”
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Wawa is Ojibway for “Wild Goose” and the town’s famous Canada Goose has welcomed many travellers at the intersection of the TransCanada Highway and Highway 101 for over 50 years. Last month, the Wawa community got together with Molson Coors for the official cheque presentation of $75,000 from Community Cheer.
The small community of 3,000 people rallied its members and racked up an astounding number of cheers for their project to renovate the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. “To know that 867 cheers came from Wawa, is a great testament to the enthusiasm that the people of Wawa have,” said Molson Coors Canada Sales Representative, Dave White.
Photo: Dave White at the Community Cheer reception in Wawa
“Some days, I am just in awe of the passion, dedication and enthusiasm of the volunteers who really put their heart and soul into making this place have recreational opportunities for both our youth and adults in this community,” says Lori Johnson, Wawa Community Services & Tourism Director.
It was a wonderful celebration for a great project! We here at Molson Coors are definitely looking forward to seeing the positive impact the community centre renovations will bring to the entire community. Here’s to the Land of the Goose!
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Get your goggles ready because Radville will soon have a new community swimming pool to make a splash in! Built in 1967 as a Centennial Project, the old Radville Swimming Pool was past its prime. Members of the surrounding communities longed for a new facility they could use to help beat the summer heat, and with the boost of $75,000 from Community Cheer, this project is on track to be completed next month.
In a town with population of approximately 1,000 people, almost 400 people attended the cheque presentation that took place during ‘Steak Night’ of the Radville Rodeo! “It was a great job done by everyone and we had a lot of fun. I think half the town offered us a couch or bed to stay for the weekend rodeo as well!” said Mike Tate, Regional Sales Manager for Molson Coors Canada.
Recreation Director for Radville-Laurier Regional Park, Brenna Bourassa, thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication, including the community who took the time to cheer for the project online. “Let’s continue to bring our entire community closer together and work towards a common goal; building a new swimming facility,” said Bourassa.
Cheers to that!
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Photos taken by Neddal Ayad
Last month, the Town of Bay Roberts got together at Kelly’s Landing and celebrated the $50,000 Community Cheer funding they received from Molson Coors. It was a day full of fun, laughter, good food and live entertainment!
Local artists Patrick Moran of The Punters, Robert Kelly of the Irish Descendants, and Ron Kelly of Middle Tickle performed for members of the community as they enjoyed a cold beer with moose burgers and other delicious foods!
The funding will be put toward building a two-storey clubhouse at the Wilbur Sparkes Recreation Complex in Newfoundland. The proposed plans include offices, a kitchen and canteen, dressing rooms and most impressively, a wraparound deck that overlooks the soccer and baseball fields. We can’t think of a better way to watch a game than that!
“Once it gets up and running, it’ll be a great avenue for people to run their clubs and associations out of,” said Ian Flynn, Recreation Director of Bay Roberts.
Monday, July 9th, 2012
C’est lors d’un souper annuel au crabe que le Club du Vieux Poêle a souligné l’apport important de Molson Coors dans le cadre du programme “Molson Coors salue la communauté“, soit une somme de 20,000$ pour la construction d’un nouveau pavillon
L’appui de Molson Coors complémentera la contribution du milieu pour un investissement d’environ 200,000$ pour la construction d’un pavillon permettant les activités en plein air (raquette, ski de fond, motoneige, VTT), et plusieurs autres activités communautaires.
Le Club sert de réseautage permettant des occasions d’affaires pour ses membres et la communauté, en particulier les plus jeunes. Le Club est également un lieu de rencontres de groupes d’étudiants pour des activités de plein air, de même qu’il sert de base d’opération (salle de réunions) à de nombreux clubs sociaux des îles.
Le projet aura des répercussions directes sur plus de 600 personnes, et sur plus de 10,000 indirectement.
LEVONS NOTRE VERRE à ce beau projet et au dynamisme de la communauté lors Îles de la Madeleine!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The Dryden Ball Diamonds Committee has big plans for baseball, and they are recently in the works of getting Phase Three of a four-stage project completed which will see the revamp of the Sandy Beach Ball Diamonds Complex in Ontario. The initiative was dubbed “Light Our Ball Diamonds” and involves development of a pavilion, adding lights to the facilities and installing new bleacher systems.
To celebrate the funding announcements, the group held a quick baseball game then shared a beer and held a wonderful party at the complex. The committee is also hosting the Molson Coors “Victory Season” Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament on June 22nd – 24th in which 16 teams will slug it out for the title.
The $75,000 Molson Coors Community Cheer grant helped fund the development of the lighting systems for all four baseball diamonds and construction of a two-storey pavilion equipped with a viewing deck. Phase Three involves installation of new bleachers which is scheduled to be completed for this summer.
The Sandy Beach Ball Diamonds host local leagues and inter-provincial tournaments, and its facility will also be used as a social hub for other community functions including their annual night cancer walks, concerts and flea markets. Cheers to a wonderful project that will be sure to bring their community closer together through active living!