Posts tagged Hockey

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Investissement majeur de 225K$ pour la construction de l’Aréna Pat Burns!

Ground Breaking Ceremony at Pat Burns Arena contstruction site

G-D: Philip Webster, Président de la Fondation Blanc et Rouge, Philipe Dutil, Stanstead, Andrew Molson, Vice-président du Conseil d’administration de Molson Coors Brewing Company, Pierre Reid, Député d’Orford, Line Burns, Pat Burns, Chris Wood, ami personnel de Pat Burns

Andrew Molson presenting donation of $225,000 to Pat Burns Arena

C’est avec beaucoup de fierté que Andrew Molson, membre de la 7e génération de la Famille Molson et vice-président du Conseil d’administration de Molson Coors, a remis officiellement un don de 225,000$ visant la construction de l’Aréna Pat Burns à Stanstead, dont la première pelletée de terre s’est déroulée sur les lieux de l’aréna le mercredi 6 octobre dernier. “Je suis très fier d’annoncer que Molson Coors va offrir 225,000$. Par ce don, on veut encourager les autres à donner. Stanstead est aussi une communauté importante située à la frontière et on est justement une compagnie implantée au Canada et aux États-Unis” de dire Andrew Molson lors du dévoilement.

Molson Coors fait honneur à sa longue histoire d’investissement dans la communauté, qu’il s’agisse du sport amateur, du sport Olympique (plus récemment à Vancouver), du sport professionnel partout au Canada, allant même jusqu’à investir dans de multiples projets locaux, et ce, depuis près de 225 ans maintenant.

Cet investissement de 225K représente d’ailleurs le Coup d’envoi de nos célébrations de 225 ans d’histoire au Canada, en 2011!

Ce montant sera versé directement à la Fondation collégiale Rouge et blanc qui accepte les dons pour la réalisation de cet important projet pour Stanstead, ville natale de Pat Burns.

Vous pouvez également suivre le déroulement du projet sur: http://www.facebook.com/PatBurnsArena

Je n’ai malheureusement pu être présente à ce dévoilement … j’aurais bien aimé! Je suis impressionnée par la présence de Pat Burns … il fait preuve d’un courage extraordinaire pour le bien des siens et de sa communauté. Bravo Pat … Tu es un homme d’exception! Tu auras encore réussi à marquer l’histoire du hockey et insuffler des valeurs extraordinaires à la communauté, des souvenirs impérissables!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Molson Coors Canada donates $225,000 to help fund the Pat Burns Arena

Ground Breaking Ceremony at Pat Burns Arena contstruction site

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 presenting donation of $225,000 to Pat Burns Arena

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

Cheers, Tonia

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The Town of Star City requires new iceplant

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.    

StarCity - cheque presentation

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!

Cheers…sagree

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Molson Coors Partners with NSD to Promote the Sport of Hockey at Grassroots Level

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). 

Play on! Calgary Cheque Presentation 

Mike Nicholas (right) presents cheque to Vern Gerhardt.

Here’s to celebrating hockey in it’s purest form…Cheers  Sagree

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Helping the Homeless – Canadian Style

Hockey for the Homeless 001 Vancouver 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.

Cheers MolsonCaroleB