Posts tagged Days of Caring

Monday, November 9th, 2009

United Way 2009 and Rouge!


The last two weeks of October was Molson Coors Canada’s annual United Way campaign, and this year was MY first as a member of the National Committee.  The first thing I’d like to say is”‘whew”.  The second is “whew!”.  Organizing a major campaign that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars is no easy task, but with a team of rockstar employees and incredible support from the United Way, we successfully completed our campaign with no (major) glitches! ;)

We’re still tallying the final fundraising totals across the country, but I wanted to share a couple photos from events and also mention that United Way Toronto’s annual fundraising event, Rouge, is coming up!

What is Rouge?

“Rouge is a red-hot fundraiser not to be missed. It’s an evening of music, silent auction indulgences, and mingling.  Experience an evening of mystery in mask leading up to midnight when everyone is revealed… Presented by United Way Toronto’s GenNext, this sizzling party brings people together in support of United Way Toronto’s Community Fund.”  United Way Website

I got to spend some time chatting about Rouge with United Way’er Rebecca Chesley (@UWTGenNext) and decided that I’m going AND I want you to go!  I have two tickets to give away to a reader and guest so they can experience Rouge themselves.

To enter for your chance to win the tickets, just leave a comment on this blog post or re-tweet the post including this link and @MolsonTonia.  I’ll draw the winner on Thursday, November 12th (Note – must be legal drinking age)

Photos from United Way events:

CN Tower Climb 09

Team Molson at the CN Tower Climb

Days of Caring - Baycrest hospital

Days of Caring – Volunteering at Baycrest Hospital

Days of Caring - Food Share

Days of Carling – Molson’s Relationship Marketing Team voluteering at Food Share

United Way Car Wash Calgary

United Way Car Wash – Calgary

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

United Molson Employees Find the Way – Days of Caring

Our internal United Way champions have kicked off another year of support for this oustanding charitable cause – United Way. Molson reaches out to our employees and engages them in activities coast to coast in Canada, at our breweries, offices and in the work place. The other really compelling factor is that leaders within our business, rather than senior managers, embrace the opportunity and take this to the general employee population.

This year at 33 Carlingview Drive in Toronto, the employees will be engaged in volunteering in a special series of “Days of Caring”. Our employees recognize what a privelege and honour it is to contribute to the communities in which we live, work and play. Molson employees are “Proud to Play our Part”.

The days of caring initiatives this year include the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre, where we will work with youth in educating them about the benefit of trees in urban environments and the proper tree care in school grounds and parks.  At the YMCA Cedar Glen Camp we will help with some general maintenance of the facility. Employees will also engage at Food Share to help sort and pack fresh food in support of the field to table initiative conducted by Food Share.

Congratulations and a toast to our employees leading this national effort in support of United Way and the thousands of agencies that will be positively affected by this work. Cheers !

What is your favourite United Way agency and how have you  helped make a difference ?