Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
On August 28th, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Molson Coors Toronto Brewery annual golf tournament. As always, I love to volunteer at brewery events to see familiar faces and meet so many other great Molson Coors employees. While I was over at the Molson Coors Pub, I gave plant workers a demonstration of how to use Yammer – a tool we’re using globally to help employees communicate about all things Molson Coors. The response was awesome, it’s great to see how enthusiastic 1 Carlingview is to “join the conversation.”
The purpose behind the tournament was two-fold: to get employees together and to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital…and they did just that, by successfully raising a whopping $32,000 and approximately $4,000 from raffle tickets!
The day began with a quick BBQ at the Molson Coors Pub and then all the golfers headed over to the Woodbine Golf Course. Briefly before teeing off, the cheque for the Sick Kids Hospital was presented by Brewery Manager Benoit Maillette, Social Club Committee President John Medeiros, and Brewery Site Service Manager Dave Kennedy to Lee Nichols who joined the tournament on behalf of Sick Kids Hospital. The day ended back at the Molson Coors Pub, where there was live entertainment and another BBQ.
Last year, the Toronto Brewery Golf Tournament raised just under $14,000 for Sick Kids within two weeks time. This year’s tournament included several more meetings and time to raise even more money for the cause.
“The 2010 Toronto Brewery Golf Tournament was a huge success for a worthy cause. Hopefully we can continue to host these fundraisers and raise more money each year.” said John Medeiros, President of the Social Club Committee.
Cheers to the Social Club Committee for doing such an awesome job with the tourney!
John Medeiros, President of the Toronto Brewery Social Club Committee and I before the big game!
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
From left: Ferg Devins, Scott Ewart, Linda Grey, Ken Copland, Jim Torrance and Bob Baynham
Yesterday was the Mono Hills Headwaters Golf Classic (near Orangeville, ON), an annual charity golf tournament that sponsors the Headwaters Hospital Foundation.
The tournament got off to a great start at 8:30 a.m., with sunny and warm weather. The golfers played 18 holes and were able to avoid any rain…..a great morning of golf for a good cause. I didn’t golf (I’m a mini-putt kinda girl!), but I did drive a golf cart around the course providing the golfers with some ice cold refreshments
This is the sixth year for the event, and Molson has been a proud sponsor every year. The golfers enjoyed ice cold beers after playing and the top three teams received prizes from Molson — golf bags, coolers, and patio umbrellas.
The tournament raised a total of $13,200 for the hospital foundation. Bob Baynham, CEO of Headwaters Hospital and Linda Grey, CEO of Headwaters Health Care Foundation joined the golfers at the course to accept the donation.
It was a great day! Thanks to Ken Copland, organizer of the event and Jim Torrance, founder of Mono Hills.
Molson employees Scott Ewart, Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer, and Ferg Devins, VP of Government and Public Affairs joined in the fun too — way to go guys!
Video of donation:
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Ken Andrews, Director Alumni & Community Development; Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, Principal; Jeff Aarssen, Golf Tournament Chair; Mike Butts, Regional Manager, Molson; Keith Sumner, President, Huron University College Foundation.
Huron University College held its 28th annual golf tournament at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka Ontario. The College raised a record breaking $50,000 for Huron students and programs. Molson’s donation went towards the College’s Community Based Learning Program, which helps create opportunities for Huron students to combine academic study with hands on volunteer experience.