Posts tagged Canada Day

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Canada Day Message from Molson’s New CEO and President, Dave Perkins

Thrilled to have Molson’s new CEO and President write for the Molson blog!  Thanks Dave, and welcome back to Canada.  Cheers, Tonia

Cheers from Molson's new CEO and President, Dave Perkins

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.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

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!

Last week (in honour of the upcoming holiday), we invited Breakfast Television’s Live Eye to Molson to see how a truly Canadian beer is produced. 

Live Eye

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).

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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?! — Jenn’s blog!

Have a safe and fun Canada Day! Would love to know what your plans are.

Cheers :)