Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
The Beer Store in Ontario and members of Local 12R24 will be taking back returns for Leukemia and Lymphoma this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 29th and 30th. Volunteers will be posted at all 440 Beer Stores across Ontario, to invite customers to donate returns from their empty bottles (any and all beer, wine, spirits containers) to Leukemia research. 100% of the money will be sent directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Canada, to support research in Canada.
2,000 volunteers, many of whom are giving up their shift at work to try to help fund a cure for this disease. This could be the biggest bottle drive in the world (and they are currently registering it with The Guinness World Book of Records). Let’s spread the word about this unique bottle drive at The Beer Store and help them make a difference.
This is the 5th bottle drive. results reported year one $220,000, year two $500,001, year three $647,913 , and last year raised $830,007 totaling over $2 million dollars. One year – maybe this year, they can raise $1,000,000. It’s only as successful as beverage alcohol drinkers in Ontario make it by taking back their empties.
Cheers to the management and staff at The Beer Store for this wonderful initiative. @MolsonFerg
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
If you work in a large organization like we do at Molson Coors you can sometimes get caught up in the stream of day to day challenges of the biz and forget the human side of our business and lives. I tend to believe that most people they mean well, they work hard, enjoy life and strive to be better at what they do at work and at home.
In this morning’s Toronto Star in the Insight Section, there is an inspiring story about one of our colleagues who has had a struggle with cancer over the past few years, yet he has been a beacon for the organization and one of the key lead organizors for our VANCOUVER 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games plans. In fact he’s been at the pointed edge of all communications between Molson Coors and the organizing committee from pin approvals to script revisions to making sure that Molson Canadian, Coors Light and Molson Export will achieve their recognition as official beers for 2010.
David Hayes from the Toronto Star tells a wonder story about Hari Sihvo and I am so proud to shout it out and share it here on our Molson Coors Community blog. Special thanks to Hari for sharing his story so publicly, it will no doubt inspire many. Cheers @MolsonFerg
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
The Beer Store and its employee union, UFCW Local 12R24 are joining together the second annaul province wide initiative to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
In the first year of this special weekend initiative the weekend bottle drive resulted in a total of $650,000 in support of this important cause.
So Ontarians…it will be up to you to surpass the base from last year and help make a difference in your community. A reminder that all beverage alcohol containers are accepted and that includes all containers from products that you purchase at the LCBO and The Beer Store and yes that does include tetra pack, plastic and other small containers that you might have put in your blue box in the past. All beverage alcohol containers in Ontario have a deposit applied and you can get that deposit back at The Beer Store.
More details at this site.
Cheers to a great weekend in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma May 23 and 24. @MolsonFerg