Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Le 17 août dernier, près de 1 000 personnes ont pu découvrir pour la première fois le Centre communautaire de St-Pie-X de Rimouski et assister par le fait même à l’annonce de la contribution de Molson Coors à ce projet d’importance. En effet, l’équipe Molson Coors, représentée par le chef de secteur, François Lévesque, a profité de l’inauguration pour confirmer la participation de Molson Coors au projet avec un don de 25 000$ par le biais du programme « Molson Coors salue la communauté » mis sur pied en 2011 pour célébrer les 225 ans d’histoire de l’entreprise.
Le maire de Rimouski Éric Forest, le conseiller municipal Karol Francis ainsi que la présidente de la Corporation des loisirs Madeleine Sirois ont, tour à tour, souligné leur appréciation et leur reconnaissance face à l’apport considérable de Molson Coors à la communauté rimouskoise.
Cette réalisation d’importance dans le milieu compte une salle de réception de 260 places, une salle multifonctionnelle, une salle de réunion, un local pour la patinoire qui peut aussi servir à la pratique de la danse ou autres exercices sportifs ou culturels, ainsi qu’une cuisine communautaire.
À l’extérieur, un terrain de soccer réglementaire sera complété en 2013, en plus de deux allées de pétanques, des sentiers asphaltés, une aire de jeux pour les jeunes, une patinoire asphaltée et éclairée pour le hockey, le dekhockey ou le basketball, ainsi que plusieurs installations sportives pour tous les groupes d’âges.
Un projet qui a pu récolter 271 saluts des membres de la communauté. Un coup de chapeau pour toutes les personnes qui ont fait la différence par un simple salut, et à la ville de Rimouski qui a permis la réalisation de ce magnifique projet! Cheers!
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.