Posts tagged Jennifer Botterill

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Olympic Training Highlights from Jennifer Botterill

Thanks to our latest guest blogger, Jennifer Botterill! Jennifer is a member of Team Canada, Olympic and World Champion…we appreciate her taking the time to update us on her Olympic training.  Cheers, Tonia

Team Canada

It’s been a very motivating week here in Calgary for all of us with the National team! After moving early August to train full time in preparation for Vancouver 2010, our Olympic training is in full swing. We have had a rather demanding few weeks. Hockey Canada has put us through some pretty intense training, but I think we’ve all improved because of it.

After 3 weeks that included fitness testing, on ice practices, off ice training, nutrition and sport psychology meetings, and Olympic meetings we have arrived at the last full week of August! In order to celebrate, it was nice of the sledge hockey team to join us for some training out west. It just so happened there was another small scale event happening… right, the Men’s Olympic team camp!

This week started out pretty tough with our on ice Gatorade sweat testing. The coaches decided this would be a great time to have one of the toughest practices of the year. We could not catch our breath for an hour, but the Gatorade crew was thrilled as they got great sweat samples from us. So glad we could please! Have a look at Tessa Bonhomme and I (below) – if you look closely enough you can see our sweat testing patches in the middle of our foreheads. This was us getting ready for Gatorade pre practice. This is one of our token moves… we refer to this as our ‘split squat cely’.

Hockey Canada organized a couple of special days for all three teams. We had a team photo with our team, the sledge hockey team, and the men’s team taken at the Saddldome on Wednesday. We also had a fun team skate there that day. Our trainer, Doug, took a shot of the group from the back – if you look closely you can see a few of us in front of the men’s team. A great dinner for the Hockey Canada Foundation was later that evening.

Thursday evening was also incredible as we were fortunate enough to attend the Men’s Red/White scrimmage game. We walked into the Saddledome and the atmosphere was amazing!! Everyone dressed in red and white… and I most certainly got chills when our national anthem was sung. It was a thrill to watch so many tremendous hockey players on the ice at the same time. I think we all left feeling more proud than ever to be Canadian, and more motivated than ever to be our best.

There are a few pictures from the game:

Team Canada - Men’s Red/White scrimmage game

An action shot during the game

Jennifer Botterill and Billy Bridges

Billy Bridges (one of Molson’s athletes from the sledge hockey team) and I.

Team Canada - Men’s Red/White scrimmage game

Men’s team saluting the crowd at the end of the exciting game – that concluded with a spectacular shootout.

Needless to say, we are really looking forward to the next few months of training! We are off to Vancouver this week for a pre Olympic tournament… should be a lot of fun as part of our journey!

Will be great to share more experiences along they way,

Jennifer

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Going FORE Gold!

Going Fore Golf Golf Tournament

Kristy Pinder (Molson), Jayna Hefford (Team Canada), Pat McEleney (Molson), Heidi Pokorny (Molson) and Jennifer Botterill (Team) Canada

Congrats to Molson employee Pat McEleney and team for raising over $100,000 for the Women’s National Hockey Team at the Going Fore Gold golf tourney last week at the Redtail Golf Club in St. Thomas, ON.  Pat, Molson’s Director of Sponsorships, Events and Promotions, and chairman of the organizing committee along with several people from the business community, sponsors and other corporations have raised $260,000 in three years which will provide each player on the roster with 10K in support.

“Our goal is to provide funding for the team going into the 2010 games to help and provide support for their families to attend the games,” says Pat.

Way to go guys! Cheers.

Going Fore Gold Golf Tournament

Jayna Hefford, Cassie Campbell, Mike Butts (Molson), Jennifer Botterill, Paul Quasarano, Bob Nicholson – President of Hockey Canada
Going Fore Golf Golf Tournament

Canadian Women’s Hockey team members Jayna Hefford and Jennifer Botterill

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Here’s to Jennifer Botterill and Responsible Choices

As another long weekend approaches,  say Yay to Sun and Nay to Rain!  As you are out and about or just chillin’ while you’re grilling, remember to drink responsibly. At Molson we not only encourage responsible drinking, we celebrate it and recognize the good choices that take place every day.  With the 2010 Olympic games around the corner we have partnered with Jennifer Botterill, member of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team.

Take a look at  Jennifer’s video above to help us celebrate Responsible Choices … Thanks Jennifer. Cheers.

Jennifer Botterill

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

This Summer and all Year Long “Here’s To Responsible Choices”

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As the summer gets into full swing we want to pay tribute to those who make responsible choices. Let’s all encourage our family, friends, acquaintances and others to make responsible choices this summer. With summer comes a lot of new activities whether at the cottage, on vacation, travelling Canadian roads, venturing out on new discoveries or just enjoying your own back yard, town, city, farm or retreat. At Molson we say “Here’s To Responsible Choices” and are proud that Jennifer Botterill from the Women’s hockey team as joined with us to help spread the word. Enjoy this flip video clip from Jennifer wishing everyone a summer full of responsible choices. @MolsonFerg

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Molson supports Canadian Women’s Hockey League

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Molson Hockey Cup players and CWHL players – Sami Jo Small and Sarah Love

Happy to report that in ongoing support of our commitment to athletes, teams and sports associations over the years, Molson’s Fund a Champion Campaign has also been extended to include the Canadian Women’s Hockey League! (CWHL) Molson is supporting the association with a $20,000 donation.

At our Olympic Day BBQ in Toronto on Tuesday, Team Canada Olympians Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo Small dropped in to chat with employees and take some pics.  And in true hockey spirit, we had a road hockey tournament in our parking lot!

Earlier this year, Sami Jo and Sarah Love (Sami’s teammate from the Mississauga Chiefs) stopped by Molson’s Annual Hockey Cup to take some pics with the players and officially accept our donation.

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L-R: Beata Tomczyk (Molson) Sami Jo Small, Tim Young (Molson), Sarah Love, Brent Walkter (Molson), and Me! (yes….I’m wearing flip flops on the rink….)

It was so great to meet the ladies in person, and we’re thrilled to support the league as Team Canada goes for the Gold in Vancouver! GO TEAM CANADA!  Cheers, @MolsonTonia

Molson Cup

Molson Cup 2009