Posts tagged Geoff Molson

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Molson Coors Vancouver 2010 Dispatch/Dépêche Episode #12

Molson Coors Canada Dispatches

It’s the countdown to the closing ceremonies, already! Yesterday was Manitoba Day, the home province of Jennifer Botterill who won a Gold Medal with her teammates of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team last night. Another one of the athletes we’re proud to support, Joannie Rochette won the Bronze in Figure Skating. Inside the Molson Canadian Hockey the crowd cheered very very loudly for both medals but hearts were particularly warm as they watched Joannie’s performance which was shown live in the cathedral of hockey and let me tell you everyone in the “house” was on their feet. After those stellar moments we made sure that the beer was ice cold as the party heated up for Geoff Molson when he took on the stage along with the Women’s hockey team for the Victory Bottle celebration. In today’s show we are also featuring interviews with Heidi Pokorny manager of Events and Promotion who tell us how we keep our guest busy in Vancouver. Cheers to our great athletes and Go Canada Go!

It’s the countdown to the closing ceremonies—already! Yesterday was Manitoba Day the home province of Jennifer Botterill who won a Gold Medal with her teammates of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. Another one of the athletes we’re proud to support, Joannie Rochette won the Bronze in Figure Skating. Inside the Molson Canadian Hockey the crowd cheered very very loudly for both medals but hearts were particularly warm as they watched Joannie’s performance which was shown live in the cathedral of hockey and let me tell you everyone in the “house” was on their feet. After those stellar moments we made sure that the beer was ice cold as the party heated up for Geoff Molson when he took on the stage along with the Women’s hockey team for the Victory Bottle celebration. In today’s show we are also featuring interviews with Heidi Pokorny manager of Events and Promotion who tell us how we keep our guest busy in Vancouver. Cheers to our great athletes and Go Canada Go!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Molson Coors Vancouver 2010 Dispatch/Dépêche Episode #8

Molson Coors Canada Dispatches

It’s non-stop world celebration every day here at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.  Molson Coors has brought tremendous excitement to the Games with our hugely popular events held either in Vancouver or Whistler.  People are not only having a great time, they’re enjoying the best beer on the earth!  What’s more, we have been able to provide a showcase for many talented entertainers and celebrate our Canadian Olympic medal winners with special tributes at the Molson Canadian Hockey House.

In today’s episode, we bring you highlights of the special tribute to Wayne Gretzky’s career which was held last Friday.  We also bring you exclusive interviews with Thibaut Monnet, a player on the Swiss National Hockey Team, which fiercely fought Canada’s best hockey players last week, and CBC’s Dragon and Boston Pizza Owner & CEO, Jim Treliving. Finally, see highlights of yesterday’s action at Molson Canadian Hockey House, dubbed the number one attraction in Vancouver according to CTV.

In closing, I’d like to offer my condolences to Joannie Rochette and her family in these difficult times.  Joannie is one of the athletes we support through our Fund a Champion program.  We can only salute her force of character and courage in light of her mother’s sudden passing this week-end.

La fête se poursuit sans relâche ici aux Olympiques d’hiver de Vancouver 2010, et Molson Coors contribue à l’ambiance électrisante des Jeux avec ses événements immensément populaires présentés à Vancouver et Whistler. Le public s’amuse à fond tout en dégustant la meilleure bière sur la planète! En plus, nous avons offert une vitrine de premier plan à de nombreux artistes talentueux et nous avons célébré nos médaillés olympiques en leur rendant des hommages spéciaux à la Maison du hockey Molson Canadian.

Dans notre reportage d’aujourd’hui, nous vous présentons les faits saillants de l’hommage rendu vendredi dernier à la carrière de Wayne Gretzky. Vous verrez aussi des entrevues exclusives avec Thibaut Monnet, membre de l’équipe nationale de hockey suisse qui a affronté les meilleurs joueurs canadiens la semaine dernière, ainsi qu’avec Jim Treliving, propriétaire de la chaîne Boston Pizza, interrogé l’automne dernier par l’émission Dragon’s Den du réseau CBC. Et finalement, vous verrez aussi les moments forts de ce qui s’est passé hier à la Maison du hockey Molson Canadian, considérée par le réseau CTV comme l’attraction numéro 1 à Vancouver.
Pour terminer, je veux offrir mes condoléances à Joannie Rochette et à sa famille en cette période très difficile. Joannie est une des athlètes que nous soutenons dans le cadre du programme Appuyons un champion. Nous saluons la force de caractère et le courage dont elle fait preuve depuis le décès soudain de sa mère, le week-end dernier.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Molson Coors Vancouver 2010 Dispatch/Dépêche Episode #6

Molson Coors Canada Dispatches

Canada’s athletes have delivered exceptional performances so far and we are acknowledging the Medalist our own Molson Coors way by presenting each of them with at special gift! Our medal count is at 6 and COUNTING! As the official beer supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, Molson Coors has also put on spectacular performance, and the Molson Canadian Hockey House is the place to be seen in Vancouver.  We’re hosting, athletes, hockey players, A- listers and most importantly the world ‘s Olympic fans! All of the athletes from around the world have shown so much heart in this competition—no matter if they’re representing a major world power or a smaller country. In today’s Dispatch, we bring you interviews with Canada’s Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau and Mellisa Hollingsworth who’s competing for a medal in Skeleton Luge today and tomorrow up in Whistler, don’t miss her performance.

Nos athlètes canadiens ont livré des performances exceptionnelles jusqu’à maintenant et nous reconnaissons les médaillés à notre manière Molson Coors en leur offrant chacun un cadeau très spécial! Notre décompte de médailles s’élève présentement à six et nous demeurons optimistes! En tant que fournisseur officiel de bière pour les  Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver, Molson Coors a aussi fait preuve d’une performance spectaculaire avec la Maison du hockey Molson Canadian qui est le lieu de rencontre de choix à Vancouver.  Nous y recevons des athlètes, des joueurs de hockey, la crème de Vancouver et surtout les amateurs des Olympiques de partout à travers le monde! L’ensemble des athlètes du monde entier ont fait preuve véritable dévouement dans cette compétition – peu importe qu’ils représentent un pays en puissance mondiale ou un plus petit pays. Dans la dépêche d’aujourd’hui, vous trouverez des entrevues avec Alexandre Bilodeau, le médaillé d’or du Canada, ainsi que Mellisa Hollingsworth ,qui compétitionne pour une médaille en  skeleton aujourd’hui et demain à Whistler. Ne manquez pas sa performance!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Molson Coors Vancouver 2010 Dispatch/Dépêche Episode #4

Molson Coors Canada Dispatches

Bonjour! Je suis moi-même originaire de Montréal, alors le fait d’être aux Olympiques pour le « Jour du Québec » revêt une importance particulière pour moi. La planète a les yeux rivés sur le Canada et cela nous donne l’occasion de présenter la culture et l’héritage de chacune de nos provinces. Pour Molson Coors, le Québec occupe aussi une place particulière puisque c’est dans cette province que John Molson s’est établi et qu’il a fondé sa brasserie sur les rives du St-Laurent en 1786. C’est un grand honneur de pouvoir être les hôtes des Jeux d’hiver et le monde entier a les yeux rivés sur le Canada. Molson Coors est tout aussi fière de pouvoir faire partie de ces Jeux à titre de fournisseur officiel de bière. Ces Jeux permettront aux organisateurs et aux partenaires de représenter la culture et l’héritage de chacune de nos provinces. Hier, le 15 février marquait le Jour du Québec ici aux Jeux de Vancouver. Il est donc de mise de vous proposer une entrevue avec Geoff Molson, l’arrière-arrière-arrière-petit-fil de John, qui est fier de représenter Molson Coors dans sa province natale. Dans le reportage d’aujourd’hui, nous vous présentons aussi un entretien avec Jean Charest premier ministre du Québec et des faits saillants de la réception tenu a la maison du Québec en l’honneur du Jour du Québec ou des invites Québécois présent à Vancouver assistaient dont les deux médaillés olympique Québécois de ces Jeux à ce jour – Alexandre Bilodeau et Jennifer Heil ainsi qu’un entretien avec Denny Morrison un des athlète récipiendaire de l’appui de Molson Coors.

Bonjour! I’m from Montreal, so being here for “Quebec Day” at the Olympics was especially important to me. The whole world is watching Canada, and that gives us the chance to showcase the culture and heritage of our unique provinces. We at Molson Coors are bursting with pride about being a part of these games as the official beer supplier of Canada’s Games. At these Games the organizers and partners are doing a great job showcasing the culture and heritage of our unique provinces. Yesterday was Quebec Day, and la belle province is where John Molson made his home, and founded our first historic brewery. On this broadcast dedicated to his home , hear what Geoff Molson has to say about our contribution to the Vancouver 2010 Games. We’ll also bring you the highlights of the reception held by the premier of Quebec Mr. Jean Charest at the Maison du Quebec in Vancouver. The reception was attended by Gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau and Bronze medalist Jennifer Hail. Also, listen to the interviews done with Jean Charest, premier of Quebec and Denny Morrison one of the athletes supported by the Molson Canadian Fund a Champion program.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Employee BBQs Spark Olympic Spirit Across Molson

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Above pictured on the left; Francois–Louis Tremblay, Short Track Speed Skating and three time Olympic Medalist with Geoff Molson, Vice President Marketing at Molson.

Bring on summer! To celebrate International Olympic Day on Tuesday, June 23,  Molson fired up the grill and hosted Olympic barbecues for employees in Montreal, St-John’s, Moncton, Toronto and Vancouver (click to see all pictures). Not only the burgers were sizzling. It was a way to spark greater awareness of Molson’s role as the Official Beer Supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games.

At the barbecues, we took the opportunity to announce the Molson Fund a Champion Campaign, in which the company has committed an initial amount of $80,000 to support 10 designated Canadian athletes. we also announced the names of the ten Molson employees who will be representing us on the Olympic Torch Relay as torch bearers, and everyone got a taste of the exciting fundraising, sponsorship and promotional activities that are upcoming.

Molson Canadian/Export Fund a Champion Athletes:

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The events also included raffles for great prizes, ball hockey, and other games, while employees in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver had a chance to meet some of our Olympic athletes recipients of the Fund a Champion Campaign. With the Games fast approaching, our Canadian athletes have a pressing need of vital funds necessary to complete their final months of intensive training leading up to the Games in Vancouver. At the BBQ in Toronto Scott Ewart, Molson Chief Officer Legal and Public Affairs said, “Our donations will make a difference to these extremely talented athletes, and help them realize their dreams.”

In Montreal, Geoff Molson, Vice President Marketing Molson spoke to employees and said, ” Molson is proud to be an official supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Games but more importantly we are great fans of our Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes and we are excited to be able to meet and support them in their quest for an Olympic medal.”

Watch a video of the event and Geoff Molson’s speech in Montreal (in French).

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Proud to play our part

The 2010 Olympic Games belong to Canada, and they belong to us.  At Molson, we are proud to play our part in uniting Canada’s Olympic spirit from coast to coast. We are looking forward to sharing a true taste of Canada with the world in 2010. Not only is Molson an official supporter of Canada’s Games but we’re also fans – let’s go, Team Canada!

Cheers! @MolsonSeb