This touching video was passed to me through @MolsonFerg and Adrian Capobianco (a.k.a. @adriancapo on twitter) – a video capturing the story of a Canadian Military Family and the support they received from The True Patriot Love Foundation – a fantastic organization that supports members of the Canadian military and their families by raising funds for programs to improve their well-being and morale as well as celebrating their selfless service. Adrian and his team at Quizative.com created this video – take a look, pretty powerful.
Supplying support to our Canadian Troops has been a tradition for Molson for many years. Back in the 1700′s, John Molson served his country as a soldier during the war, and today, in 2009 I’m prepping for Molson’s participation in Operation Santa Claus 2009. This company and it employees are proud to continue to support our troops at home and abroad. Cheers. @MolsonTonia
BEST. DAY. EVER. last week when we got a letter from Ryan Seguin, TUAV Ops in Kandahar. Ryan is one of the members of the TUAV Hockey Team in Afganistran that Molson has been supporting over the last year (see pics and read more about the team), and we were thrilled last Thursday to receive two parcels in the mail from him. Just had to post a blog about it – was blown away by what he sent! Check it out.
Kevin Boyce, CEO and President, Molson
Ryan sent us a propeller that was on the UAV that had flown over Afghanistan during a mission in March. All the hockey team members signed the propeller. Everyone wrote a little note too, which was the best part!
Messages on the propeller
Messages on the propeller
Messages on the propeller
They also sent us some Pashmina’s from the local area. The ladies in the office loooooooved these!
Thank you to Ryan, the Hockey team and ALL our Canadian Armed Forces. Cheers from all of us at Molson….@toniahammer
Today is the 92nd anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and along with fellow Canadians, Molson is honouring the brave soldiers whose courage and sacrifices won’t be forgotten. The pin (above) was created by the Vimy Foundation to commemorate Canada’s momentous victory at Vimy Ridge on April 9th, 1917 – the four colours representing the four Canadian Divisions who fought together for the first time. Red – First Division, Blue – Second Division, Grey-Blue – Third Division, Green – Fourth Division. The order of the colours reflects the positioning of the four Divisions facing the German defenses on the day of the battle.
Raising a glass to the heroes who served and are serving.
The Molson jerseys arrived in Afghanistan and they sent us a team pic – looking good guys!
On the team – Front Row: Jimmy Stewart, Sylvain Lapierre, Chuck Campbel, Mike Candow, Doug Clark, Eric Landry, Alex Desjardins
Back Row: Jason Forrest, Shawn Davidson, Travis Wolfe, Rick Reid, Barry Crocker, Carol Savard, Mathew Astles, Brandon Besaw, Ryan Seguin, Jack Cuypers, Moo Gerrow
Missing: Randy Arseneau, Wayne Belaire
Season Update from Charles Campbell on Jan. 28th (see post): “The team finished the season with a win over the Slovakian MPs. A hard fought, fast paced, and action packed 10-4 victory. For the most part we shut down the classic European style breakaway passing game. With the win we finished the regular season with an 13-5 record. The playoffs are set to start in a few days.
Bdr Eric Landry and Bdr Wayne Belair will display their talent next week during the KHL All Star game, complete with a skills competition.”
Thanks for the photos guys! Keep the updates coming. Best of luck in the playoffs
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country for the cause of freedom and the pursuit of peace.
More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. As we stop to reflect, let us remember the men and women who have answered the call to duty to serve.
Molson commits to continue to honour and remember the courage, selflessness and sacrifices made by those men and women who served our country for the freedom and the pursuit of peace in future years.
Here’s how we will be remembering our veterans on November 11th :
· Lowering the Canadian flag to half mast at the Toronto Brewery
· Observing a minute of silence at 11 a.m.
· Making an announcement over the Emergency Response System
· Shutting down equipment, where operationally feasible
Molson and our employees are continuing to provide support to our Canadian troops around the world at this festive time of year. Molson has sent a supply of Molson Canadian for our troops to enjoy over the holiday season.
Molson is also continuing to support “Operation Santa Claus” by providing a duffle bag to each member of the 3000 Canadian Troops stationed around the world.
In communities across Canada employees provide support to various efforts in support of our troops. One example is a program that Ryan St. Peter initiated in Edmonton to support the Military Family Resource Centre at the Edmonton Garrison. Ryan raised $5000 and Molson matched his donation for a resultant achievement of $10000 towards the centre.
In conjunction with the Edmonton Oilers, Molson donated over 100 tikcets for the Oilers game on November 24th that assisted in sending over 5000 people, members of the troops and their families to enjoy the Oilers game.
Most recently Molson announced seed funding and support for the construction of a multi-purpose recreation facility at Canadian Forces Base Halifax (Shearwater). The project will provide a facility for ice hockey, ball hockey and a skating park for the Canadian military forces.
Molson and our employees are proud to continue to support our troops at home and abroad, consistent with the heritage and history of Molson that has seen generation after generation provide this ongoing support.
Supplying support to Canadian troops has been a tradition at Molson as far back as the late 1700s when John Molson served his country as a politician in peacetime – and as a soldier during war. Throughout the War of 1812-14, Mr. Molson – the force behind the establishment of the country’s first commercial steamboat enterprise – enlisted in the force along with two of his sons and dedicated his steamships to the service of the Crown. The Swiftsure was the first steamship to be used in war.