Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Le 30 décembre dernier, Serge Guy et Alex Zarate se sont rendus à la Maison Chez Doris pour aider à servir le repas du midi. Après avoir assisté le chef cuisinier dans la cuisine et ensuite aider à servir le repas, ils ont remis comme cadeau du Nouvel An, une boite de chocolats à chaque femme. Le coût de ces boites a été entièrement assumé par Serge.
Serge et Alex ont tellement été touchés par cette cause, qu’ils ont l’intention d’y retourner pour Pâques. Sur la photo, on voit Serge en compagnie de Rolande, bénévole depuis environ 20 ans, et Alex.
La Maison Chez Doris est un refuge pour femmes en difficulté qui accueille, tous les jours, près de 125 femmes. Les femmes qui s’y rendent souffrent, pour la plupart, de maladie mentale, et certaines d’entre elles sont itinérantes; ces femmes ont toutefois quelque chose en commun, elles sont seules et elles sont démunies.
Bravo à Serge et Alex pour ce beau geste de générosité!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
To rally support for Earth Day April 22nd and @mayormiller ‘s Community Clean up challenge April 24th Molson has placed a transport trailer in our parking lot at 33 Carlingview to accept donations of unwanted items from our employees and the greater community. An inspiration by Dr. Kirsty Duncan, our local Member of Parliament, the items will be re-directed to local charities. So…we encourage friends and neighbours or passers by to drop off your uneeded items to the John Molson transport trailer in the parking lot at 33 Carlingview Drive, right next to the Molson Beer Store and help make a difference for someone in need. Thanks for your support…cheers…@MolsonFerg
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
The second annual WaknRoll for Variety Village in Toronto was held Sunday September 21st. My family and I were proud to have the opportunity to join with about 400 folks who decided to participate in the 5K or 1K jaunt. We chose the 5K and had a wonderful walk through the neighbourhood surrounding Variety Village in Toronto. (Danforth and Birchmount).
The official master of ceremonies for the day was Tom Brown of CTV who got the crowd rolling with great rousing cheers of joy and celebration. Nice work Tom…great that you and CTV could be there to support this terrific event.
The morning held a special treat for those gathered with recently returning Paralympians from Beijing donning their silver medals in basketball. Adam Lancia and Abdi Dini Fatah were on hand to mix and mingle with the crowd. We salute them for their oustanding achievement.
Along the route neighbourhood supporters cheered the walkers, rollers, police escort, staff participants, families and friends of Variety and a special honour guard of motorcylce enthusiasts. Along Natal Avenue we were treated to fresh slices of oranges to keep us nourished along the route.
Our family is delighted to report that through friends, family, business associates and acquaintances that we were proud to exceed our $10,000 target and at last tally we were able to raise just over $12,000. I’m posting this here because a number of colleagues at Molson stepped up with support and Molson matches employees charitable giving up to $5000 when an employee supports a non profit. So, to the Molson employees that supported us…a big thanks…and to the Molson Donation Fund…a double big thanks. Cheers everyone and thanks for supporting Variety Village. If you’re interested in participating next year check in with Variety.
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
Employees of Molson took to the streets of Toronto on Toque Tuesday. We were enthusiastically led by our President and CEO Kevin Boyce, who was selling toques at Toronto City Hall and around Nathan Phillips square with his team. Kevin’s first sale took place 720 am to Anita in front of City Hall in Toronto.
The Toque Tuesday tally is in and the results are phenomenal ! Our goal for Toque Tuesday was to raise $50,000.00. The total tally of funds raised for Raising the Roof’s Toque Tuesday as a result of the Molson Volunteer initiative is $90,557.26. This number is built on the successful efforts of the volunteers selling toques that raised $54,557,26 (exceeded target of $50,000), Molson purchased toques for volunteers $11,000.00, an employee donation of winnings from off track event on Monday night of $4,000.00, Molson Matched employees’ donation $4,000.00, Heineken Partner Brand donation of $10,000.00, The Keg Restaurant donation of $5000.00, Molson Quebec employee’s jersey purchase of $500.00, Molson matched employee’s jersey donation $500.00 and $1000.00 in follow up sales on Wednesday, We are still getting requests from employees and the public on where and how to buy toques. You can go to the Raising the Roof site to purchase on line. Hats off or should I say Toques off to a successful Volunteer event. Molson and our employees…Proud to Play our Part !