L to R: Bryan Cox, Molson Coors Canada; Wade Bayne, Molson Coors Canada
L to R: Wade Bayne, Molson Coors; Peter Barnett; Ron Putzi, KITSFEST; Thomas DeSchutter, Chair, Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce; Bryan Cox, Molson Coors; Howard Kelsey, KITSFEST; Julien Phpps, KITSFEST; KITSFEST
We are very proud to announce that last night at the 2009 Westside Business Awards of Distinction Dinner, hosted by the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce at the Vancouver Yacht Club, Molson Coors Canada was awarded the 2009 Westside Business of the Year!
This award is given annually to the Westside business which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of overall business success, innovation and community service. We are extremely honoured to have been judged worthy of this prestigious community award from amongst several nominees.
We at Molson Coors are very proud of our 51 year history of brewing beer in our Burrard St. brewery and our overall 223 year legacy of brewing Canada’s favourite beers and helping to build Canada’s communities through our extensive community involvement. Locally, we are proud sponsors of many initiatives including the Corona Open and KITSFEST, which was the winner of the Westside Community Spirit Award last night (congrats to Howard Kelsey and his team for their win!). And at our Vancouver brewery, we are proud of our achievement in reducing our energy consumption by almost 20% in the last 5 years, with more sustainability efforts in the works.
We are proud to play our part in the Kitsilano community to help make Vancouver and Canada a great place to live and play and are looking forward to helping the world celebrate as Official Beer Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Cheers to all of the finalists and winners from last night.