Posts tagged Edmonton’s Food Bank

Monday, June 1st, 2009

First luncheon of the Western National Mentoring Program

The fifth floor of the School of Business building on the beautiful University of Alberta campus played host to the first luncheon of the participants in this year’s initial National Mentoring Program in Western Canada. In partnership with the University of Alberta, two Molson Edmonton employees (myself and Brad Devarennes, Manager of Retail in Alberta) have been paired with two University of Alberta students (Jessica and Wan Ting) who were interested in learning more about real world Corporate Social Responsibility.  Together we are working with two fantastic local charitible organizations, Jessica and myself with HIV Edmonton and Wan Ting and Brad with Edmonton’s Food Bank, in finding solutions to meet their challenges. Molson is funding the summer postitions at the charities for Jessica and Wan Ting.

At the luncheon, we heard from Area Vice President for Western Canada Rick Tousaw who gave a great talk on Molson’s 223 year legacy of Corporate Social Responsibility and our support of the National Mentoring program.

Listen to Rick:

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L to R: Brad Devarennes, Manager Alberta Retail, Molson; Wan Ting, University of Alberta business student; Fay Lucy, Edmonton’s Food Bank; Misty Bjerky, HIV Edmonton; Jessica Peck, University of Alberta business student; Rick Tousaw, Area Vice President – Western Canada, Molson; Bryan Cox, Director Government and Public Affairs – Western Canada, Molson

Our thanks to Dale McNeely and Michelle Height from the University of Alberta, who are working with Molson on this important program and who facilitated a great luncheon!

Personally, I am very honoured to be a part of the National Mentoring Program, a program that is striving to make a real difference in our communities, with the assistance of our future leaders like Jessica and Wan Ting.

More to come on this.


Friday, December 19th, 2008

Molson supports Edmonton’s Food Bank

Edmonton Food Drive

L to R: Ron McClendon, Edmonton Eskimos; Bryan Cox, Molson; Chad, Edmonton’s Food Bank; Brad Devarennes, Molson; Tom Gilbert, Edmonton Oilers

Although the weather outside was frigid, it was nice and warm inside the downtown Edmonton Hudsons location yesterday for the “Great Canadian Food Drive.” Brad Devarennes, Retail Sales Manager for Alberta, spearheaded this event for the second straight year in partnership with the Bear Radio Station and Hudsons Canadian Taphouse. From 11am-7pm, both food and cash donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank were accepted. As an added bonus, Tom Gilbert from the Edmonton Oilers and Ron McClendon from the Edmonton Eskimos, signed autographs for patrons.

Including Molson’s donation of $5,000, almost $7,000 was raised during the day – and an amazing 3,560 pounds of food was donated by generous Edmontonians. Truly, this event made a real difference for those in need.

Congratulations to the Molson Team and our partners for Playing Their Part!!