Posts tagged Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Vancouver Brewery proud Finalist for Green Business of the Year

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Dinner, 2010

L to R: Jason Hildebrant, Vancouver brewery; Todd Campbell, Brewery Manager; Bryan Cox, Director, Public Affairs; Scott Gordon, Chief Engineer; David Lamb, Brewery Finance; Tim Cowley, Planning and Execution Manager; Jason Uher, Vancouver Brewery

What a great night it was last night at Vancouver’s University Golf Club for the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. This is the 7th year of the event, which celebrates the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs on Vancouver’s West Side; Molson Coors Canada is a proud member of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce.

At last year’s dinner, we were honoured to have been chosen as Business of the Year for our contributions to the local community. At this year’s awards dinner, Molson Coors was chosen by the Chamber as one of the three finalists for Green Business of the Year, a new category this year. The criteria for nomination for this award is that the business “has taken a leadership role or have substantial involvement in initiatives that have a positive impact on green living, sustainable best practices, energy conservation and environmental benefit”. This is certainly true of our Vancouver brewery.

Since 2004, at the Vancouver brewery, we have reduced water and electricity use by an amazing 29%. Put another way, in 2004 it took 7.5 cans of water to make 1 can of beer. Now it takes 5.1 cans of water to make one can of beer – quite an accomplishment by our committed and focused Vancouver team!

A sincere congratulations to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company for winning Green Business of the Year last night; we are extremely proud to have been nominated for this award.



Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Molson Coors Canada’s Vancouver Brewery wins Award for Kitsilano Business of the Year


Our award!


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.