Archive for the Troops category

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Messages from the Troops

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, Molson CEO and President

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 from the troops

Messages on the propeller

Messages from the troops

Messages on the propeller

Messages from the troops

Messages on the propeller

Pashminas sent to us from the troops in Kandahar!

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

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

92nd Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

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.



On April 9, 1917, the Canadians did what other allied forces had so far failed to do – they took Vimy Ridge. At Vimy, regiments from coast to coast saw action together in a distinctly Canadian triumph, helping create a new and stronger sense of Canadian identity. After Vimy, the Canadian corps never looked back, and its success raised our international stature and earned us a separate signature on the Treaty of Versailles that ended the war.”

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Update 2 – Hockey Jerseys for our Troops

Kandahar Hockey League - Team Molson

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.”

Troops in Afghanistan Team Molson Goalie

Thanks for the photos guys! Keep the updates coming.  Best of luck in the playoffs :)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Remembrance Day – Molson Remembers

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

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Canadian Armed Forces Halifax Team up with Molson

Team Canadian Forces faced off with Team Molson for a ball hockey game to break in the new hockey surface located on base in Shearwater, Nova Scotia.  The day was warm, maybe too warm for Team Molson as we lost 10 – 5.  I think a re match is called for, what do you think?