Posts tagged Canada Day
Withrow Park, Toronto – beautiful NHL-sized rink for the game
The cross-Canada road hockey tour that raises funds for local community food banks made its stop in Toronto yesterday! What a great way to spend a beautiful Canada Day afternoon. Sunshine, road hockey and over 270 lbs of food collected for Second Harvest Food Bank! Read the full re-cap of the game.
We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of Five Hole for Food – These guys are literally driving across Canada in two weeks, organizing 9 road hockey events, collecting a whole lotta food, and having a couple pints along the way Cheers to Richard and Vic!
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Duke the Dog from the Toronto Marlies joined the game!
Toronto community members donated over 270 lbs of food to Second Harvest Food Bank!
Last week I had the honour of organizing a beer delivery of Molson Canadian to Afghanistan with the help of the Canadian Forces Deployment Resources and Molson Coors’ logistics and distributions team. With pride, I tweeted that I was doing so and the replies and tweet support that came back made me smile and just think about how much I love my job today and everyday because I work for a company that can and continues to support our troops around the world.
Loading up the truck – Tim Young and Tonia Hammer (me), Molson Coors Canada in Toronto)
Care of @MolsonFerg (who I swear is a walking library on Molson history!), I learned that 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.
So, on behalf of our employees here at Molson Coors Canada, cheers all of our Canadian Armed Forces and their families – ongoing, but especially now as Canada Day approaches. We’re raising a toast to your brave service.
Thrilled to have Molson’s new CEO and President write for the Molson blog! Thanks Dave, and welcome back to Canada. Cheers, Tonia
I’ve spent the past 8 years outside Canada with Molson Coors, looking after my US and International responsibilities. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the extensive global business travel where I’ve been fortunate to meet thousands of beer drinkers, customers, and partners in dozens of countries. I feel constant pride in being part of a business that builds beer brands around the world that are at the heart of people getting together to enjoy time with friends, family, and colleagues. Think of how many friendships have been started, and how many memories created, while enjoying one of our great brands or attending one of the many fun events that we make possible. That’s pretty cool and it’s what’s kept me in this business for virtually my entire career. I can’t think of a reason why I’d want to be a part of anything else.
The time living and traveling outside Canada has also strengthened another source of pride I feel – in Canada. How often do you hear a friend reflect on what a great people Canadians are, and what a special place Canada is when they come back from foreign travel. It’s easy to take what we have for granted.
On July 1st, please join me in toasting Canadians, Canada, and our role in the world over a frosty Molson beer. Cheers and here’s to responsible choices.
Yeah, I know today isn’t Canada Day, but it sure feels like it seeing that this is the first long weekend that has a work day mixed in between since….? 2003? So, I thought I’d write and say Happy Canada Day today because tomorrow I plan on enjoying the sunshine and hopefully staying away from my computer!
Jenn Valentyne (centre) and the Live Eye Crew came to the Toronto Brewery bright and early Wednesday morning and learned all about brewing, bottling and pouring the perfect pint of Molson Canadian. Thanks to our brewing pros and ‘tour guides’ Brewery Manager Wayne Arsenault (right) and Brew Master Ken Robbins (left).
Visit Jenn’s blog for more pics/video and an increadible shot of Ken next to a photo of John Molson — who looks like who?!
http://www.citynews.ca/blogs/insidebt_24173.aspx — Jenn’s blog!
Have a safe and fun Canada Day! Would love to know what your plans are.