Monday, September 22nd, 2008
About a week ago, I joined the National Mentoring Program (NMP) for lunch in Toronto to celebrate and recognize the wonderful work of the students and mentors this year — kind of like a NMP graduation.
I’ve written about this program a few times over the last year, and am happy to be writing again to congratulate the Queen’s University students, their Molson Mentors and the organizations they worked with. Kevin Boyce, CEO and President of Molson, joined us as well and had a chance to hear about the great things the student/Molson teams accomplished.
The latest Molson vlog:
Kevin Boyce, Mary Donohue (founder of the NMP) and Scott Ewart
Kevin having lunch with the students
More photos of the students on flickr:
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
Molson joined thousands of country music fans at Canada’s largest, longest running outdoor country music festival – Dauphin’s Countryfest 2008. We sponsored the event’s shuttle service to ensure the festival goers could be responsible and get to and from the event safely.
I’ve been to many festivals over the years, but never a country fest. I’m not big fan of country music, but after seeing this video (created by our good friends at ARC), my view has been swayed a bit — looked like an awesome time with a great crowd of people. Next year is the 20th anniversary…maybe it’s time for a visit to Dauphin Manitoba! Road trip anyone?
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
A couple weeks ago, Bryan Cox, Molson blogger from the West, wrote about Molson’s donation to the Town of Okotoks (Just south of Calgary) $25,000 was donated to help build a new field house at the Seaman Stadium.
We sent our team of videographers from ARC out to film the event and they got some amazing footage of the baseball team, the fans and even one of our bloggers….Hi Bryan
Monday, July 28th, 2008
A few months ago, I wrote about an event organized by Framework Foundation called Timeraiser. Molson is a founding sponsor and partner of the event, and I attended along with half a dozen Molson employees. See post: http://blog.molson.com/community/2008/04/07/timeraiser-toronto-raises-over-11000-hours/ A quick background: Timeraiser is an art auction, but Instead of bidding money on the the art, people are asked to bid their TIME which is then donated to a charitable organization of their choice….very cool idea. For this year’s Timeraiser in Toronto, Molson’s VLOG creator and CSR partner, ARC (Artists Raising Consciousness), filmed a short documentary showcasing the event — from conception, to planning, to execution. The film, a J.W. McConnell Family Foundation “Change in Action” film, shows the layers of a Timeraiser and how it’s moved to a national level. Timeriaser was founded by Anil Patel, a social innovator and executive director at Frameworks Foundation. Anil has been leading the organization since its inception in 2002, and through Timeraiser, he has found a way to build community investment and strength by bringing together non-profit and charitable organizations, local artists, students and young professionals and community-minded corporations. Congrats to Anil and his team on yet another successful Timeraiser. [youtube gwQ4mkMdpFg]
Monday, May 12th, 2008
It’s time for the next installment of Molson’s Community Vlog….Episode #3: The Gander Stage.
The Molson Donation Fund donated $10,000 toward helping to purchase a permanent stage for Gander’s (NL) community centre.