Posts tagged Canada

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

2010 … une année d’exception qui nous pousse vers l’avant!

La période des Fêtes constitue un moment opportun pour prendre le temps de passer en révision l’année qui se termine, et 2010 en aura été une mémorable.

Molson Coors, partenaire officiel des Jeux d’hiver 2010 (Olymiques et Paralympiques) avec les marques Coors Light, Molson Canadian et Molson Export, aura vécu une expérience extraordinaire, en plus de vivre des moments de grandes réjouissances avec et parmi un grand nombre de Canadiens(es), et ce, tout au long de la tenue des jeux. Quelle expérience et richesse pour nos athlètes d’ici, avec toutes ces célébrations qui ont pris place dans de nombreux établissements partout au Canada entre amis, avec la famille, les voisins, sans oublier les fêtes mémorables qui se sont tenues dans le “Canadian Hockey House” en plein coeur de Vancouver.

Nous sommes honorés également de l’étoile de durabilité qui a été accordée à Molson Coors par COVAN dans le cadre d’actions durables à notre brasserie de Vancouver.

Que dire de notre programme “Finançons un champion” qui a été mis sur pied en début 2009, visant à subentionner substantiellement une dizaine de nos athlètes canadiens (olympiques et paralympiques) en préparation de ces Jeux! L’accomplissement et les réalisations de ces athlètes font à jamais partie de l’histoire du sport et de notre héritage canadien.

Que dire également de notre série de reportages/dépêches, fruit de l’engagement de nos employé-es qui ont agi en qualité de reporteurs-journalistes pendant les Jeux d’hiver 2010 … une série de grande qualité, produite à partir de reportages maison, qui auront marqué notre histoire avec ces jeux exceptionnels!

Une année 2010 où Molson Coors aura été présente dans de multiples activités promotionnelles et/ou communautaires rassemblant un grand nombre de canadiens-nes)! Ce blogue Molson Coors reflète un bilan exceptionnel de nos actions et investissements tant des employés-es que de l’entreprise. D’ailleurs, un coup de chapeau bien spécial @MolsonTonia, @MolsonFerg et, bien modestement, moi-même (@MolsonMonique) pour un engagement indéfectible auprès des leaders des diverses communautés!

Ceci nous ramène fièrement à la citation de notre fondateur, John Molson, “Nous sommes tous membres d’une grande communauté où chacun doit faire sa part.”. Citation toujours aussi vivante aujourd’hui, en 2011 où nous célébrons notre 225e anniversaire; un engagement communautaire qui demeure une priorité pour Molson Coors.

À tous nos employés-es, clients et consommateurs d’un océan à l’autre au Canada, sachez que Molson Coors participe, avec vous, à bâtir et célébrer des communautés vibrantes et actives. Levons notre verre aux souvenirs de 2010 ainsi qu’aux belles choses attendues en 2011 à travers nos communautés canadiennes, durant nos célébrations de 225 années de brassage de grande qualité en 2011.

Santé! @MolsonMonique

Monday, December 27th, 2010

2010…what a year…and onward we go

Molson Canadian Hockey House

Between Christmas day and New Year’s eve it’s always fun to read the papers and on line commentary related to the year that has passed. 2010 was one heck of a memorable year. For Molson Coors to have had Molson Canadian and Coors Light as the two official beers of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games was not only special for those of us that were involved, but a great moment for beer drinkers coast to coast to coast as we connected through the games, our athletes and celebrations in bars, restaurants, neighbourhood and family get togethers at home and of course Molson Canadian Hockey House right in the centre of action in Vancouver. We were also so very proud of acquiring a Sustainability Star from VANOC for the sustainability acations at our brewery in Vancouver. It has also been very rewarding to have supported ten of our Canadian athletes in pursuit of their Olympic/Paralympic dreams. Their trials and tribulations live on and are now part of our Olympic/Paralympic and sport history and heritage. And…our employees in Vancouver “reported” on the 2010 games through their eyes with daily dispatches posted right here to the blog.

It was also a great year of connecting with communities across Canada through hundreds of charitable events and causes. This blog is a scrap book of the many community touch points throughout the year. A special shout out to @MolsonTonia and @MolsonMonique for the work they do with community leaders across Canada.

It all points back to our founder John Molson where our commitment to community remains today, John Molson said in his early days “we are all members of a larger community which depends on everyone playing a part”. This community commitment lives on today as we look to 2011 and celebrating 225 years of brewing in Canada.

Our employees, customers and beer drinkers coast to coast to coast in Canada know that Molson Coors is there to help them build and celebrate healthy active communities. A toast to the year that was and we look forward to great things in communities coast to coast to coast in our 225th year of brewing in Canada.  Cheers  ! @MolsonFerg

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

2010 Games Memories – Oh Canada !

This is one of my favourite highlight shots from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with Geoff Molson, seventh generation of our founding brewery family, leading Canada’s Women’s Hockey team and everyone at Molson Canadian Hockey House in our national anthem. Oh Canada !  Man the house was rockin that night. Cheers @MolsonFerg

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Eric Molson Retires After 50 Years at Canada’s Brewery

Today marked a special moment in the history of the 223 year old brewing heritage of the Molson Family in Canada. Chairman of the Board, Eric Molson has retired, and formally passes the family brewing torch to the 7th generation of this great Canadian brewing family. Andrew Molson takes on the role of vice Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company and Geoff Molson joins the board as well.

It was a particularly proud moment for employees at Molson Coors with Eric’s address webcast to employees around the globe. It was webcast live from the John Molson Room in Montreal, at the site where John Molson founded the brewery in 1786 on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Eric and his wife Jane were joined by many Molson executives and distinguished guests to celebrate the occasion with a special brew produced to commemorate Eric’s 50 years in the Molson beer business.

Peter Coors and Eric Molson

Chairman of Molson Coors Board Peter Coors and retiring Chairman of the Board Eric Molson

Peter Coors, now Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company led off the celebration with opening remarks and referred to the terrific heritage that both Molson and Coors have brought to beer drinkers…great brands, great beer and great people.

Executives and Eric Molson

Kevin Boyce – President and CEO Molson in Canada, Geoff Molson-VP Marketing Quebec, Peter Coors-Chairman Molson Coors Brewing Company, Eric Molson-Past Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company, Peter Swinburn-President and CEO Molson Coors Brewing Company

President and CEO of Molson Coors, Peter Swinburn spoke of the vision that Eric Molson has for the brewery and its people in competing globally in the beer business.

Kevin Boyce, President and CEO of Molson in Canada spoke of the heritage and impact that Eric and his family have had in the broader community in Canada. Kevin presented Eric with a special painting created by a brewery worker at the Toronto Brewery – Stewart Jones a renowned Toronto artist.

Molson CEO Kevin Boyce and Eric Molson

Kevin Boyce and Eric Molson

Geoff Molson, Eric’s son and a VP of Marketing in Quebec delivered what people in the room and at sites around the globe referred to as am emotional tribute to his father. Frank Doseger presented Eric with the Molson’s Classic Ale, a special commemorative brew for the occasion, another quality brew by Molson’s reveered quality brewers.

Eric Molson 6th Generation and Sons 7th Generation

Andrew, Justin, Eric and Geoff Molson

Eric addressed the assembled guests and employees at Molson Coors worldwide with an acknowledgement of family, the thousands of people that have taught him about brewing, his country and life. He saluted his sons who now take on the the family brewing legacy to protect and build for the future. Eric concluded his remarks by saying that he looks forward to spending time with his wife Jane and his family including his grandchildren (eighth generation !).

To Eric Molson a toast from employees here in Canada and from around the globe at Molson Coors. Thank you for your 50 years in the beer business and for continuing the Canadian brewing legacy that Molson has continued for 223 years. Cheers @MolsonFerg