Thursday, October 7th, 2010
L-R: Philip Webster, President Fondation Blanc et Rouge, Philipe Dutil, Stanstead, Andrew Molson, Vice-Chair Board of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company, Pierre Reid, Député d’Orford, Line Burns, Pat Burns, Chris Wood, friend of Pat Burns
Big hockey news yesterday in Quebec. Molson Coors Canada proudly donated $225 000 to help fund the construction of Pat Burns Arena. Andrew Molson, 7th generation Molson family and Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company, announced the donation during an honorary groundbreaking ceremony held in Stanstead.
Molson Coors Canada has a long standing tradition of community involvement, including local and major sporting initiatives dating back to the days of John Molson, founder of the brewery.
Andrew Molson with Pat Burns presenting the $225,000 donation
“We are honoured to do our part to help make the Pat Burns Arena project a reality. For us, Pat Burns has always been a model of perseverance and success. Whether during his tenure as coach of the Montreal Canadiens or as coach of another club, Pat has consistently given his all, while allowing those around him to benefit from his generosity and wealth of knowledge.” Andrew Molson
Our donation will go Fondation Collegiale Rouge et Blanc which will be accepting donations for the Pat Burns Arena project.
Pretty exciting way to help kick off the hockey season. A fantastic project. Follow the project on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatBurnsArena
Friday, July 16th, 2010
Molson Coors donates $10 000.00 toward the Star City Arena Geothermal project. The project will see a geothermal heating system installed in the rink enabling the creation of artifical ice. This will allow the arena to continue to provide the much needed ice time to the town’s residents and to the residents of the surrounding areas, thereby encouraging greater participation in winter ice sports.
Mike Tate, Molson Coors Sales Manager, Saskatchewan (middle) and Mark Sikorski, Molson Coors Sales Rep (right) present a donation cheque to Barry Petrie, Star City Arena fund raising committee member.
Molson Coors …proud to play our part!
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Since their inaugural year (2008), the CBC Hockey Night in Canada Presents Play On Calgary Program, has more than doubled with spectator numbers growing to +15,000. This year 393 teams registered for the event. The celebrity game on Saturday, June 19 featured 2 prominent Calgary residents, Cory Sarich (Calgary Flames) and Ric McIver (City of Calgary Alderman).
Mike Nicholas (right) presents cheque to Vern Gerhardt.
Here’s to celebrating hockey in it’s purest form…Cheers Sagree
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
Photo L-R: Sean Berry, Director of Operations, Hockey for Homeless; Ewan French, Vancouver Tournament Director; John Eddy, Molson Coors Canada
This year’s Hockey for the Homeless event in Vancouver was terrific. Given it was the 2nd year, it was clear the level of energy and excitement around the day was excellent and all the participants seemed pumped to be out playing some shinny for a great cause.
We were able to have one of best customers, Bill Anderson, from the UBC Alma Mater Society, participate on Molson Coors’ behalf. Being a hockey enthusiast, he was absolutely thrilled to be in the same games as such great former NHLer’s like Garth Butcher, Gary Valk and Kirk McLean.
Given Molson Coors’ strong ties to hockey, this is an event we should look to support on an ongoing basis. Cheers, Darren
Thank you for sharing Darren! Below is a brief history on “Hockey for the Homeless”.
- Hockey for the Homeless as established in Toronto in 1996.
- Tournaments are held in five cities across Canada; Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
- Since the first event in 1996, the organization has raised over $2,000,000 in support for over 15,000 homeless men, women and children across Canada.
For more info on this great cause see hockeyforthehomeless.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
This is one of my favourite highlight shots from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with Geoff Molson, seventh generation of our founding brewery family, leading Canada’s Women’s Hockey team and everyone at Molson Canadian Hockey House in our national anthem. Oh Canada ! Man the house was rockin that night. Cheers @MolsonFerg