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 $50,000 Community Cheer funding they received from Molson Coors. It was a day full of fun, laughter, good food and live entertainment!
Local artists Patrick Moran of The Punters, Robert Kelly of the Irish Descendants, and Ron Kelly of Middle Tickle performed for members of the community as they enjoyed a cold beer with moose burgers and other delicious foods!
The funding will be put toward building a two-storey clubhouse at the Wilbur Sparkes Recreation Complex in Newfoundland. The proposed plans include offices, a kitchen and canteen, dressing rooms and most impressively, a wraparound deck that overlooks the soccer and baseball fields. We can’t think of a better way to watch a game than that!
“Once it gets up and running, it’ll be a great avenue for people to run their clubs and associations out of,” said Ian Flynn, Recreation Director of Bay Roberts.
Monday, July 9th, 2012
C’est lors d’un souper annuel au crabe que le Club du Vieux Poêle a souligné l’apport important de Molson Coors dans le cadre du programme “Molson Coors salue la communauté“, soit une somme de 20,000$ pour la construction d’un nouveau pavillon
L’appui de Molson Coors complémentera la contribution du milieu pour un investissement d’environ 200,000$ pour la construction d’un pavillon permettant les activités en plein air (raquette, ski de fond, motoneige, VTT), et plusieurs autres activités communautaires.
Le Club sert de réseautage permettant des occasions d’affaires pour ses membres et la communauté, en particulier les plus jeunes. Le Club est également un lieu de rencontres de groupes d’étudiants pour des activités de plein air, de même qu’il sert de base d’opération (salle de réunions) à de nombreux clubs sociaux des îles.
Le projet aura des répercussions directes sur plus de 600 personnes, et sur plus de 10,000 indirectement.
LEVONS NOTRE VERRE à ce beau projet et au dynamisme de la communauté lors Îles de la Madeleine!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The Dryden Ball Diamonds Committee has big plans for baseball, and they are recently in the works of getting Phase Three of a four-stage project completed which will see the revamp of the Sandy Beach Ball Diamonds Complex in Ontario. The initiative was dubbed “Light Our Ball Diamonds” and involves development of a pavilion, adding lights to the facilities and installing new bleacher systems.
To celebrate the funding announcements, the group held a quick baseball game then shared a beer and held a wonderful party at the complex. The committee is also hosting the Molson Coors “Victory Season” Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament on June 22nd – 24th in which 16 teams will slug it out for the title.
The $75,000 Molson Coors Community Cheer grant helped fund the development of the lighting systems for all four baseball diamonds and construction of a two-storey pavilion equipped with a viewing deck. Phase Three involves installation of new bleachers which is scheduled to be completed for this summer.
The Sandy Beach Ball Diamonds host local leagues and inter-provincial tournaments, and its facility will also be used as a social hub for other community functions including their annual night cancer walks, concerts and flea markets. Cheers to a wonderful project that will be sure to bring their community closer together through active living!
Monday, June 11th, 2012
Molson Coors presented $50,000 to the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, Township of Tyendinaga and Municipality of Tweed (Photo Credit: Rodger Hanna)
The Township of Tyendinaga and the Municipality of Tweed have begun work on the South Hastings Trail, a 50-kilometre route that will link their two community recreation centres together! This Community Cheer project was submitted by the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance in collaboration with a variety of local organizations.
Once complete, the trail will be more accessible and allow for many people to enjoy; it’s also one of the biggest tourism opportunities for the county! The system will have access to various roads, the Quinte Conservation land, Trans Canada Trail and link to the existing Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance network – which spans from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park.
Over 100 guests attended the official cheque presentation ceremony, which included members of the community and local associations. The celebrations comprised of an afternoon of food, music and good cheer in recognition of all the hard work the entire community put into cheering on this project and for the work that will be put into seeing its completion.
Grab your gear and get ready to get out there to enjoy Canada’s natural heritage!
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
The mission at Harmony in Action is to “enrich the lives of adults living with developmental and/or physical challenges, by providing opportunities to succeed.” H.I.A. staff and volunteers provide programs to maintain and increase skills as well as personal development for individuals with disabilities.
Last month, Harmony in Action was presented with $20,000 from Community Cheer to help transform an existing building into a community sports and recreation centre for adults with disabilities which will be the only centre in the community this focus.
Community Cheer grants were provided to a variety projects with focus on building active, social and vibrant communities in Canada and range from development of recreation centres, swimming pools, parks, hiking trails and skating rinks. A total of $290,000 for the province of Ontario was given to seven recipients including H.I.A as part of this year’s program. For more information about Harmony in Action and their programs, please visit www.HarmonyinAction.com.