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Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Do some Good…Get some Awesome. Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project in Covehead, PEI & Sarnia, ON

Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project was in Covehead, PEI and Sarnia, ON!  Up next…Gibbon’s Park, London, ON this Saturday and Sheriff Robertson Park in Edmonton on July 23rd!

Location: Covehead, PEI – Stanhope Place Park Project

Covehead, PEI - Stanhope Place

Volunteers learned about aquatic ecosystem stewardship. The most important issue was estuary (the place where fresh water from a river, meets salt water from the ocean) rehabilitation, and removing large amounts of an invasive plant called Sea Lettuce that was choking out local fish populations. The Sea Lettuce is experiencing extreme growth due to the excess amounts of nitrates from fertilizers used in nearby farms.

Covehead, PEI - Stanhope Place

Volunteers also planted 40 native trees along a stream, adding chain fences around each to protect from hungry rabbits. They battled mosquitoes to build 6 large brush silt mats to help prevent shoreline erosion and to protect the stream (and fish habitat) from excessive silt (which is soil running into the water, making in more shallow so that fish are not able to travel freely).

Covehead, PEI - Stanhope Place

Location: Sarnia, ON – Canatara Park Project

Sarnia, ON - Canatara Park

Red Leaf participants learned about removing invasive plant species, and general park clean up. The team worked incredible hard to remove 60 garbage bags full of harmful invasive species (a plant called Fragmites) and 20 garbage bags full of litter polluting the park.

Sarnia, ON - Canatara Park

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Do some good…Get some Awesome. Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project Ottawa and Winnipeg

June 25th, 2011 - Brantwood Park, Ottawa

The first two of 20 Molson Canadian Red Leaf Projects took place in Winnipeg and Ottawa on June 25th.  Canadians rolled up their sleeves to participate in different restoration projects with Molson Canadian and Evergreen. Native tree and shrub planting, wildflower planting, slope stabilization and even invasive species removal?!

All volunteers were very enthusiastic and hard working. Thank you for joining us to do some good – you’ve definitely earned your awesome.  Enjoy your time at Dauphin’s Country Fest or at the Live Lounge for Canada Day in Ottawa!

Want to get involved?  Volunteer = earn free tickets. This weekend we’ll be in Covehead, PEI, Sarnia, ON, and Merritt B.C.   Find the city near you!

IMG_0793June 25th, 2011 - Brantwood Park, Ottawa

June 25th, 2011 - Brantwood Park, Ottawa

June 25th, 2011 - Brantwood Park, Ottawa

More photos

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Employees kick off Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project planting first 1,000 of 100,000 trees

Calgary

Calgary Team

Nothing better than planting a thousand trees and then relaxing over a cold beer right?  Well, that’s just what we did today.

Molson Coors employees across Canada participated in a key program called the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project – a commitment to positively impacting the Canadian environment in communities from coast to coast, incorporating tree plantings, urban greening projects and shoreline cleanup efforts.

Toronto Team

We had seven events take place from 9:00 – noon in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton (St. John’s coming up end of May).  350 employees rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty planting the first 1,000 trees of the eventual 100,000 that will be planted in communities of need across Canada throughout the summer.

Each of today’s planting locations across the country was chosen strategically based on needs in the local area, as the trees planted will provide long term benefits such as watershed protection, providing habitat for local wildlife, reducing noise pollution and beautifying the area.  Photos from all the events

Saskatchewan Team

Regina

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Montreal

How can YOU get involved in Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project?

While participating in a community event is reward enough for many people, some Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project initiatives come with an added bonus -  attending a local concert taking place afterwards. The first 100 people to sign up and participate in local cleanup efforts will be able to attend:

Dauphin’s Country Fest Dauphin, MB, June 30-July 2
Canada Day – Live Lounge Ottawa, ON, July 1
Merritt Mountain Music Festival Merritt, BC, July 7-10
Roger’s Sarnia Bayfest Sarnia, ON, July 8-10 & 14-17
Cavendish Beach Music Festival Cavendish, PEI, July 8-10
Craven Country Jamboree Craven, SK, July 14-17
Rock the Park London, ON, July 22-24
Big Valley Jamboree Camrose, AB, July 28-31
Queen West Music Fest Toronto, ON, August 20

Vancouver

Vancouver Team

To help make Molson Canadian Red Lead Project a success, we have three key partners in our inaugural year:

Tree Canada – Through partnership with Molson Canadian will work with Tree Canada to plant 100,000 trees in areas of need throughout Canada.
WWF - Molson Canadian will rejoin WWF in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a nation-wide event that saw 47,000 people participate in 2010 to clean the shores of lakes, rivers and oceans in their local communities.
Evergreen - An organization whose mandate is to make cities more liveable, Evergreen will work with Molson Canadian on a series of urban greening projects in select communities across Canada.

Those wishing to participate in any of the community events in their area can get involved by visiting www.RedLeafProject.ca or www.facebook.com/MolsonCanadian to sign up.  Follow along on twitter #molsonredleaf

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Team

Red Leaf Project - Moncton

Moncton Team

Cheers!