Posts tagged Kevin Boyce

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Molson celebrates 50 years in Vancouver

Vancouver 50th Anniversary

Last week, I traveled to Vancouver with several colleagues (look for their Blog post soon about it) to take part in a series of events Molson organized for all our stakeholders to mark the 50th anniversary of Molson brewing presence in Vancouver. It is in 1958 that Molson acquired the Capilano Brewery from Sick’s Brewery. With this acquisition Molson, the oldest brewery in North America founded in 1786, established itself in Canada’s westernmost province truly becoming Canada’s brewery from coast-to-coast.

Kevin Boyce, Molson president and CEO and Geoff Molson, (a 7th generation direct descendant of founder John Molson) were also in Vancouver to celebrate this milestone.

Kevin Boyce and Geoff Molson

Kevin and Geoff
The Molson brewery is situated near Burrard Bridge in downtown Vancouver. It opened in 1953 as Sick’s Capilano Brewery, and Molson acquired it in 1958 in a transaction to purchase all of Western Canada’s breweries operated by Sick’s.

Vancouver 50th Anniversary

Molson recently completed a $32-million upgrade of the brewery, installing seven new fermentation tanks, a bottle washer and a bottling line. The expansion increased the production capacity by more than 40 per cent to 2.1 million hectoliters a year.
For this anniversary week Molson hosted events at the brewery to celebrate its presence in the city. The events where an occasion to meet & greet with Kevin Boyce, Geoff Molson, Gord Rickard’s and Vancouver brewmaster Kerry Scarsbrook as well as several other local members of the Vancouver brewery and sales team. Brewery tours were arranged for guests, members of the media and bloggers of the Vancouver scene. Culinary hors-d’oeuvres, and a special beer crafted especially for the occasion were served delighting everyone. The splendid weather, food and beers were enjoyed and will be remembered by all.

Cheers to Molson’s 50th in Vancouver!

More photos

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Molson Vlog Episode 8: National Mentoring Program

The group

About a week ago, I joined the National Mentoring Program (NMP) for lunch in Toronto to celebrate and recognize the wonderful work of the students and mentors this year — kind of like a NMP graduation.

I’ve written about this program a few times over the last year, and am happy to be writing again to congratulate the Queen’s University students, their Molson Mentors and the organizations they worked with. Kevin Boyce, CEO and President of Molson, joined us as well and had a chance to hear about the great things the student/Molson teams accomplished.

The latest Molson vlog:

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Kevin Boyce, Mary Donohue (founder of the NMP) and Scott Ewart

Kevin Boyce, Mary Donohue and Scott Ewart

Kevin having lunch with the students

National Mentoring Program

More photos of the students on flickr:

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Hey Toronto…let’s clean up for 20 minutes

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On Friday April 18th, Molson employees at 1 and 33 Carlingview Drive will be participating in the 2008 challenge by Mayor David Miller to do a 20 minute clean up initiative. Molson employees have participated the past two years. In year one, we took people to Centennial Park to bag waste strewn throughout the site and last year we raised a flag on our flag pole at the brewery and cleaned up the curbsides of 33 Carlingview.  This year the Molson team, lead by our President and CEO Kevin Boyce, will be participating in the clean up initiative by cleaning up both sides of the 33 Carlingview Drive in front of our property at 33 Carlingview. More to come…