Monday, July 8th, 2013
Le vendredi 5 juillet dernier, avait lieu la soirée feux d’artifice du toit de la brasserie Molson Coors à Montréal. Le pays représenté était Hong Kong, Chine. Le repas servi était excellent et le toit de la brasserie est un lieu privilégié pour observer les spectacles de pyrotechnie qui se tiennent à La Ronde.
Les profits de cette soirée, 10 000 $, ont été remis à la Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec. La Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec est un organisme regroupant des intervenants de divers milieux, notamment du milieu des affaires, de l’éducation et du sport. L’organisation a pour mission de soutenir financièrement et d’appuyer les étudiants-athlètes dans leur poursuite de l’excellence académique et sportive et de contribuer à la promotion de modèles dans la société québécoise.
Ce généreux don a été rendu possible grâce à la participation de 120 employés et leurs invités, à Eurest qui a fourni la nourriture et au Club Molson Coors.
De plus, les Anges Molson étaient présentes et offraient à la fin de la soirée des coupons de taxi pour un retour à la maison sécuritaire.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
For the second year in a row, our team in Moncton has teamed up with the food banks of New Brunswick to collaborate on Hunger Awareness Week fundraising efforts. This year our team came together to host a barbeque for more than 350 people, while offering brewery tours, hosting a live radio broadcast, and having members of the Moncton Wildcats hockey team onsite to sign autographs!
Hosted over the lunch hour, the event saw support from dozens of companies in the local business park, including many who donated corporately for the opportunity to host an NHL Playoff viewing party at the brewery during this year’s playoffs.
New this year, we added a Molson Give-R event hosted at Overtime Sports. That event also saw C103 broadcasting live, as well as a sampling of some of our new products. The night ended with a draw – done in collaboration with Food Depot Alimentaire – to send a lucky winner to Montreal next season to see the Canadiens host the Maple Leafs.
By the end of it, our team ended up raising more than $9,000 to support the local food banks!
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Marjolaine Deslauriers et moi-même avons eu le plaisir d’assister hier soir à la soirée des Prix Estim de la Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal où Andrew Molson a reçu le prix Orchidée. Le prix Orchidée est remis annuellement à une personne afin de reconnaître leur apport remarquable au développement économique et social de l’Est de Montréal. Une phrase provenant du programme souvenir explique bien pourquoi ce prix lui a été décerné: ‘M. Molson est un homme accessible, généreux, attentif et qui redonne dans sa communauté. Merci de votre engagement!’
Il est photographié en train de recevoir de Mme Carole Bellon, Présidente du conseil d’administration de la Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal, le prix Orchidée.
Au nom de tous les employés de Molson Coors, félicitations Andrew!
Marjolaine Deslauriers and I were honored to attend an event last night organized by the Montreal East Chamber of Commerce where Andrew Molson received the “Orchidée” award. The “Orchidée” award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of Montreal East. A quote from the souvenir program explains well the reason why he received this award: “Mr. Molson is accessible, generous, attentive and gives back to the community. Thank you for your commitment!”
Andrew is pictured receiving the “Orchidée” award from Carole Bellon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montreal East Chamber of Commerce.
On behalf of the Molson Coors employees, congratulations Andrew!
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
The sound of morning birds high in the trees singing their early morning calls…toss and turn at 453 am…dog out to do it’s business…coffee on and i thought, “why not sit down and write a spring blog”. After all, three days of 20 degree + celsius and it actually feels like spring has sprung in Toronto. I must also admit that some other factors contribute to this overwhelming shift in season for me. Obviously with the NHL playoffs commencing this week, after what might have been a lost season, the city is truly excited. I was blown away by the sea of blue and white downtown and on the subway on Wednesday night. Love to see the community spirit. As a partner with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens we actually celebrated a little playoff BBQ at our head office on Tuesday, just to get the team in the spirit of spring playoffs. Our President Stewart Glendinning and Chief Legal and People Officer Kelly Brown and fellow leadership team members helped host staff over the lunch hour…a little competitive spirit added of course. And we can’t forget our third sponsored club in the first round of playoffs of course - Ottawa Senators.
Stewart and Kelly hosting
And then of course there is the return of the summer rep. Gosh, 32 years ago I sat in a similar seat as a young representative from northwestern Ontario. It was the summer of the Jeux Canada Games in Thunder Bay. What a grounding experience that has carried friends and memories for me across my entire 29 career at Molson Coors. A toast to our returning summer reps and those who have just joined us. I know that they will represent us well at events and promotions coast to coast to coast and always flying the responsible choices banner as they go about their business.
Another sign of spring is the annual Randstad awards night. Randstad does a great job at reaching out to 7000 prospective employees across the country to assess the attractiveness of 150 employees. Proudly Molson Coors ranked eleventh this year. A special treat this year was Debbie Travis presenting her “ten commandments” for success. Inspiring and entertaining to say the least !
A toast to our employees and all that they do to carry the passion, commitment and drive for our business…over the past 227 years. Now that’s heritage. Naturally we are nothing without those who carry our products to market and the beer drinkers who support us at the taps, retail store or your favourite drinking occasion. We appreciate and value your business.
And of course the beer business and all that we face in regulations, taxes, mark ups. Provincial budgets are another sign of spring and the Ontario budget was filed yesterday by the Wynne government in Ontario. Good news for beer drinkers and customers in Ontario is that there is not any increase in the beer taxes. Now that’s worth a toast on a sunny day at the legislature with blossoms in bloom at the memorial to Queen Victoria !
Another sign of spring is the renewed commitments to community. Across this great land we engage with community leaders in so many ways. Whether they are local festivals and events designed to instill community spirit and celebrate the arts, local sports events and team get togethers or support for a charity or not for profit of choice. The Beer Store in Ontario will be undertaking their annual drive for Leukemia. Hats off to them and their union membership and Beer Store customers who donate their empties and the difference that they make in our community. May 25th and 26th please donate your empty deposit refunds.
Perhaps you have a thought on spring being sprung. I hope you’ll share it. A toast to you and yours this spring weekend. No doubt we’ll all be seeking a patio, a television screen to watch playoffs and some great quality time with family and friends as the weather warms. Cheers to a great wrap to the week and start to the weekend. @MolsonFerg
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Last week our employees in St John’s Newfoundland participated in the group’s Shave for the Brave fundraiser for the 2nd consecutive year, a program which raises funds for Young Adult Cancer Canada. YACC is a national organization which works to build a community of young adults diagnosed with cancer that provides information, support, skills and opportunity.
Led by our brewery Packaging Operator Paul Gulliver, employees raised funds by selling tickets within and outside of the Brewery for beer prizes (donated by employees themselves) as well as sponsorships for a group head-shaving at the end of the production shift on March 28th. In conjunction with the monthly Give’r promotion, the Brewery raised $3,881 in support of YACC and their excellent work!
If you’re in Newfoundland and would like to join us at one of our Give’r fundraisers in support of charities, check out the Molson Coors Newfoundland & Labrador Facebook page for details on an upcoming event!