Archive for the Festivals and Events category

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, July 20th, 2010

International Dragon Boats for the Cure 2010

Dragon Boats for the Cure, Windsor ON

News from the Deep South in the Windsor/Essex area of Ontario. A couple weeks ago Molson Coors Canada was the proud beer sponsor of the International Dragon Boats for the Cure event held yearly at Tecumseh’s Waterfront Park. Over 150 teams of 20 rowers paddled to  raise funds for local hospitals to fight cancer. The Festival has donated over $1.3 Million since it began 7 years ago!

Dragon Boats for the Cure, Windsor ON

Molson’s sales rep for the area was also on hand to present a $5,000 donation from the Molson Coors Donations Fund which supported the construction of a Memorial Dragon (above) in Tecumseh’s Memorial Park.

Dragon Boats for the Cure, Windsor ON

Festival Organizers Beth Noakes and Gerry Orum with Molson Coors Canada territory rep Walter Hanson.

Total funds raised from this year’s festival are still being tallied.  Will update when we get the numbers.  Cheers!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Molson Coors Partners with NSD to Promote the Sport of Hockey at Grassroots Level

Since their inaugural year (2008), the CBC Hockey Night in Canada Presents Play On Calgary Program, has more than doubled with spectator numbers growing to +15,000.  This year 393 teams registered for the event.  The celebrity game on Saturday, June 19  featured 2 prominent Calgary residents, Cory Sarich (Calgary Flames) and Ric McIver (City of Calgary Alderman). 

Play on! Calgary Cheque Presentation 

Mike Nicholas (right) presents cheque to Vern Gerhardt.

Here’s to celebrating hockey in it’s purest form…Cheers  Sagree

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

You’re Invited… LCBO Queen’s Quay 19th Annual Charity BBQ

Molson Volunteers at Camp Ooch Clean Up

Beautiful view at Camp Ooch in Muskoka, ON

This Friday is the 19th Annual Charity BBQ at the LCBO Queen’s Quay in Toronto in support of Camp Oochigeas.

Date: Friday, June 4th

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Queen’s Quay LCBO Parking Lot, 2 Cooper St., Toronto, ON


Join the LCBO, Molson Coors and many other sponsors and suppliers at probably one of the best BBQs of the summer to help raise funds and awareness for Camp Oochigeas.  Drop in anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and you’ll for sure spot the Rickard’s Chill and Grill, the MGD Harley and the Coronaville teams on site.

The BBQ Lunch is $10, which includes souvlaki, burgers, chicken, sausage, pasta, sushi, refreshments, ice cream and more…  There will be a silent auction, live music, games, prizes…and the list goes on.

Any and all are invited to join in the fun -  Official invite

Tweet me if you stop by and come say hi! (@molsonTonia)

Molson Volunteers at Camp Ooch Clean Up

Presenting Molson donation of $12,000 to Camp Ooch

Last year’s BBQ…Molson Coors employees raised $12,000 for Camp Ooch.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Monique Dépatie, présidente d’honneur des Mardis cyclistes de Lachine!

C’est avec beaucoup d’honneur que j’ai accepté, au nom de Molson Coors, la présidence d’honneur des Mardis cyclistes de Lachine présenté par Saputo, pour la saison estivale 2010.

What an honor it is for me to represent Molson Coors as Honorary President of “Mardis cyclistes de Lachine”, a weekly competition to be deployed in the heart of Lachine, every Tuesday of the 2010 Summer (with the exception of July 20). I invite members of the population to enjoy and appreciate with their families and friends, one or more of the 10 races to take place within the next couple of months. What a great team surrounding the President-Founder of the event, Mr. Tino Joseph Rossi, since 1978. An event not to be missed! The finale will take place on Tuesday, August 17 … I am looking forward to enjoying the event, along with one of our cold Molson Coors !!! A Molson M perhaps ?!

Une compétition d’envergure qui se déroule au coeur de Lachine, tous les mardis, à compter du mardi 8 juin et ce, jusqu’au mardi 17 août, date de la grande finale (exception, le mardi 20 juillet où il y aura pause).

En qualité de présidente d’honneur, j’invite tous ceux et celles qui ont envie, comme 80,000 autres spectateurs annuellement, d’assister à cet événement rassembleur pour la famille, les amis et la population. Cette présentation des Mardis cyclistes de Lachine a été fondée par un homme d’exception et de grande passion, M. Tino Joseph Rossi.

Un événement spectaculaire arrosée d’un excellent produit Molson Coors … peut-être une Molson M?

Bon été!