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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

National BBQ Day is this weekend!

Yup, this Saturday, August 7th is National BBQ Day, and the national, youth-led charity Meal Exchange is inviting Canadians to take part in the yummy day while also fighting hunger in Canada.

What’s the ask?  It’s simple:

Register & host your own backyard BBQ for friends, family and neighbors to raise awareness about Canada’s hunger problems.

Meal Exchange believes that everyone in Canada should have access to sufficient, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food in order to maintain a healthy & active life.  Did you know that 2.7 million Canadians don’t know where their next meal is coming from?

How to participate (and a change to win 2 WestJet tickets!):

  • Register your BBQ at and send Meal Exchange a photo of your BBQ’ing fun to
  • You can also tweet about your BBQ fun using hashtag – #nationalBBQday

Registration is FREE, but here’s some food for thought: it takes only $28 for Meal Exchange to empower one youth to take action against hunger in their community. Donate here to help Meal Exchange support youth across Canada.

So this pretty much sounds like the perfect day to me – BBQ, a case of Rickard’s beer (taster’s pack – Red, White and Dark of course) and raising awareness about hunger.

Will you be participating?  Have a BBQ/grilling recipe worthy of National BBQ Day!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Raise a Pint of Glory – Week three

Raise a Pint of Rickard's 09 - Launch event

It’s week three of the #raiseapint (of Glory) campaign where Molson Coors Canada, the Firkin Group and the Ontario Association of Food Banks are partnering to help those in need this holiday season.  For every pint of Rickard’s purchased at one of the 29 participating Firkin Pub locations in Ontario, both the Firkin Group and Molson Coors Canada will donate $0.25 to the OAFB.  Guests may also make non-perishable food donations at the pubs.

To help encourage folks to get out there and raise a pint, I’m prizing a $50.00 gift certificate to Firkin Pubs (thank you Firkin friends!) once a week until the end of the campaign on Dec. 25th.

Congrats to Leslie (@sunxgoddess) – our week two contest winner!


To enter for your chance to win a $50 Firkin Pub Gift Certificate this week, leave a comment on the blog telling us where YOU raised a pint to support the OAFB (was it at a Swan and Firkin? Owl and Firkin?) or re-tweet this post on twitter including this link:  and @MolsonTonia.  I’ll draw the winner next Monday a.m. Dec., 21th ).  Note: You must be legal drinking age to participate, no purchase necessary.

As the Firkin folks say… You’ll have a good Firkin time for a great Firkin cause…..thanks for supporting the Ontario Association of Food Banks.

Cheers! @MolsonTonia