Archive for the Employees in the Community category

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

St. John’s employees ‘Shave for the Brave’

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!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Beer Folks Community Champions


Ah, back at it after an Easter weekend break with family and friends. Easter sometimes is that true bridge to spring; not quite this year in Toronto, given our below zero temperatures continuing. Enough of that…

Easter is also a time of year when one (this one anyway) reflects on all the great things that we have as we celebrate with family and friends around us. After 29 years in the beer business I’ve come to realize that this industry of ours is one of deep community roots and involvement.

When I look back at my early years as a summer representative in Northern Ontario my whole focus was on community. From visiting tourist resorts along wooded gravel roads, to slo pitch and fast ball tournaments with men and women across the northwest of Ontario, to the Jeux Canada Games in Thunder Bay in 1981 and again in Sherbrooke in 2103,  to door prizes for local charitable events…it was all about supporting our community.

Beer in Canada is part of our social fabric (it likely is where you are too but I can really only speak with authority on Canada). Molson Coors has continued to play our part in supporting events, festivals, entertainment and sports related events big and small from coast to coast to coast.

The range of community action is broad and deep, large and small. From proud official beer supplier of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, to a Red Leaf project park in Calgary, to the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts in Edmonton or support of CFL clubs across the country including the Saskatchewan Rough Riders – Calgary Stampeders – Edmonton Eskimos, or a responsible choice initiative like free New Years buses in Winnipeg, to our partnered NHL clubs Edmonton Oilers – Toronto Maple Leafs – Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens and the NHL overall in North America, to the families of our fallen military and the True Patriot Love committee, to community festivals speckled across Quebec or the Pointe-A-Caillieer museum project in Old Montreal, the Maison de Jeunes de Dieppe, the amateur hockey movement in Prince Edward Island, the Halifax Oval or scholarships at Memorial University in St. John’s, to slo-pitch and local sports or perhaps a snapshot of your favourite moment in the great provincial territories that crown this country in Molson Canadian’s “make your mark” contest.

We are also proud to support our employees and the difference that they continue to make in their communities. We match their donations through our Molson Coors Donations Fund and will “double match” when they play an executive role for charity or not for profit organization. We also afford our employees with the opportunity to share their passion with fellow employees by posting their efforts in our internal social Cheers network on yammer. We have a long roster of employees committed to various charitable causes.

So, all this said, Molson Coors folks are part of an industry that continues to play a big part in our community. It is core to our business. When people come together to celebrate or make a difference in their community they can also toast their efforts with a nice cold Molson Coors. Proudly, it all dates back to our founder John Molson who was quoted while speaking to employees saying, “we are all members of a larger community, which depends on everyone playing a part.”

So cheers to beer folks across this great land that continue to play their part in our community. It’s a big part of who we are and a big part of what we love doing in the beer business. Cheers ! @MolsonFerg

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Family Day Weekend

Greetings to you and yours on this early Sunday morning (ET) of what is known in three provinces in Canada as “Family Day Weekend”. Tomorrow is a day granted as a statuatory holiday to spend time with family, recharge batteries, take in the art gallery, museum, local fascination that you’ve never seen before. Since I’m in Detroit at a hockey tournament with my son’s Midget Junior team I note that it is also “President’s Day” tomorrow, being the third Monday of February and marking a holiday in the US. Like in Canada it is perhaps one of those days to just be home to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the day in what ever special way you might have in mind for you and the family. Some may travel, some may catch up, some may get their place straightened out in aniticipation of spring around the corner. Regardless it is a reminder for us (for me anyway) that all we do is really about family. So a toast to you and yours on this family day weekend in Ontario Canada. May you enjoy being with those around you or just connecting with those in your family that may be distant but just a phone call or click away. Cheers…and how will you be spending your family day weekend ? @MolsonFerg

Thursday, December 27th, 2012


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Le samedi 15 décembre dernier, 15 employés du service de la Distribution participaient à la 72e campagne de jouets des pompiers de la Ville de Sherbrooke. Les employés de Molson Coors de Sherbrooke participent à cette cause depuis plus de 40 ans. Grâce à cette campagne de jouets, plus de 700 enfants de 400 familles ont reçu un cadeau à Noël.

Félicitations à Daniel Tisdel pour avoir organisé l’activité de cette année ainsi qu’à Gervais Nolet, Jeff Voggen Reiter, Olivier-Paul St-Germain, Josée Lortie, Denis Desmarais, Yan Audet, Pierre Berthiaume, Bernard Turcotte et Ben Price pour leur participation à cette belle initiative!

On Saturday, December 15, 15 employees from the Distribution department participated in Sherbrooke city firemen’s 72nd toy campaign. Molson Coors employees in Sherbrooke have been taking part in this cause for over 40 years. Thanks to this toy campaign, more than 700 children from 400 families have received a gift at Christmas.

Congratulations to Daniel Tisdel for having orgaized this year’s activity, and to Gervais Nolet, Jeff Voggen Reiter, Olivier-Paul St-Germain, Josée Lortie, Denis Desmarais, Yan Audet, Pierre Berthiaume, Bernard Turcotte and Ben Price for their participation in this great initiative!

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Employees giving the St. John’s community some TLC

On October 10, 2012, the Molson Coors St. John’s Brewery held its annual Volunteer Day. With the brewery closed in order to perform electrical sub-station upgrades, more than 60 employees took advantage of the downtime to give back to the community.

Shelley Hickey took the lead role in working with the City of St. John’s to come up with an effective action plan. After tropical storm Leslie, which hit the island back in September, there was a need to extensively reclaim and repair several local parks, walking trails and riverside areas. In addition, the brewery wanted to build on the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project, whereby several employees planted trees along the nearby, historic Rennie’s River.

With tools, safety vests, garbage bags and the usual Molson Coors St. John’s can-do attitude, the team went to work. In only a few short hours, several large piles of fallen trees and debris were gathered, flower gardens were cleaned, 450 seedlings were planted and a local park and walking area looked like new. The team finished the day with a neighbourhood walkabout, whereby 60 bags of garbage were collected from the streets around the brewery known as Georgestown.

A great day was had by all as the employees of Molson Coors St. John’s once again showed how important our community is to us and how giving back is fundamental to how we do business! As icing on the cake, the brewery was publicly acknowledged by the Mayor of St. John’s on a live television broadcast of the weekly City Council meeting.

“Molson staff did a great job and accomplished a great deal of work…It was great to see the business community giving back to the city,” said Mayor Dennis O’Keefe.

Sean Kennedy, Brewery Manager
Molson Coors St. John’s Brewery