Sunday, October 11th, 2009
As this beautiful Sunday of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend unfolds, (in Toronto that is…I know northwestern Ontario has had snow…no doubt they are enjoying a warm fire and a good magazine, book or clearing of emails…the west looks pretty chilly and the east still above zero with their autumn Maritime weather) it is great to raise a glass to all that we have to be thankful for. As families, friends, neighbors and acquaintances gather for turkey and trimmings, and a nice cold glass of beer (lots to choose from in the Molson Coors portfolio folks) we can raise a glass to our country Canada, it’s people and the multitude and diverse communities and cultures that it represents. Its also a time of celebration as is sure the case to be at the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest this weekend. It is just one of the multi cultural events that celebrates heritage from another land but brings it home to Canada as we celebrate together as Canadians in our cultural mosaic. Let us also remember on this weekend those who are less fortunate and who can use a hand out or a hand up to make their day a little more comfortable. I’m mindful of the challenges that food banks across the country face in times of economic difficulty. We can all play a part by making a donation to our local foodbanks. So many can be helped if we channel our efforts this way. Thanks for helping to make a difference for someone in need.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada from all of us at Molson Coors Canada. @MolsonFerg
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
Thanksgiving weekend marked the beginning of the 2008 Oktoberfest festival in Kitchener-Waterloo, the nine day, largest Bavarian festival in North America. This year is the 40th anniversary of Oktoberfest, and Molson is one of the sponsors.
I’m from Waterloo, so Oktoberfesting is something I’ve enjoyed for many years. This weekend I was super busy with family activities and didn’t make it to some of the great night events (next weekend, I’ll be out!). The Molson Oktoberfest crew was at the Concordia Club on Saturday night — Anyone go? Would love to hear about it and see photos. Concordia is one of my favourite venues!
On Thanksgiving Monday, I went to the Oktoberfest parade — best one to date! Marching bands, great floats, and dancers…more pics.
At the end of the parade, volunteers collected donations and non-perishable food items for the Onkel Hans Food Drive, supporting the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Molson kicked off the annual Food Drive this year at Zhers last Saturday. Nineteen volunteers (employees, friends and family of Molson), spent a full day collecting food and cash donations and raising awareness about the most needed items. Molson raised $6,186.87 total CASH and 2,854.6 lbs of FOOD……which equals over 300+ filled beer cases!!!
Where were you Oktoberfesting? Planning to go this weekend? Hope to see you there!
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
From Left: Dr. Jack Bishop, K-W Oktoberfest Fund-Raising Director and Todd Lewin, Molson Sales Director
One of my favourite ‘holidays’ takes place in my hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, and I’m super happy to share the news that Molson and the K-W Oktoberfest Inc. announced a new three-year sponsorship agreement for the festival know for its beer, lederhosen and Onkel Hans!
To help kick-off the celebrations for this year’s fest, which will run from October 10-18, a reception was held at the Molson Canadian Hockey Haus VIP area at the Kitchener Auditorium during the Memorial Cup.
So what is there to do at Oktoberfest? There are tons of events for all ages – day and night. From the Thanksgiving Day Parade to Grillefests to Miss Oktoberfest, there’s something for everyone…and yes, they even have Oktoberflest Idol.
This year is the marks the 40th anniversary of the K-W Oktoberfest, and I’ll definitely be joining in the celebrations – anyone else?