Posts tagged Molson Coors Volunteer Program

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Les LUTINS d’ACTION NOUVELLE VIE remercient les employés(es) Molson Coors de leur générosité!

 

Sur la photo, Michel David, instigateur et coordonnateur du projet, accompagnée de Monique Dépatie (moi!), responsable des Relations communautaires pour Molson Coors

Cette opération de cueillette de cadeaux aura permis à ACTION NOUVELLE VIE de redonner à des familles démunies et dans le besoin, 110 cadeaux, dont 33 provenaient de la fête de Noël des employés Molson Coors au Centre Bell qui s’est tenue le dimanche 5 décembre dernier. La distribution des paniers et des cadeaux se tiendra chez Action Nouvelle Vie, le mercredi 15 décembre prochain! Plusieurs bénévoles de Molson Coors seront présents pour donner un petit coup de pouce!

Félicitations à Carole Reeves et à son équipe de la rue Dickson (Ventes et Distribution) ainsi qu’à Michel David et tous les autres collègues qui, encore cette année, auront donné le sourire à des familles qui vivent des moments difficiles.

Un petit geste de chacun, qui fait une GROSSE différence pour ces familles dans le besoin … je suis très fière de toute mon équipe! Santé!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Molson Coors Employees in the Community – Alain Quintard at MS Toronto Bike Tour

Alain Quintard, Molson Coors employee at MS Toronto Bike Tour

Alain – “Before” and “After” the Toronto event!

Thank you guest blogger Alain for sharing his latest community story!  Cheers, Tonia

Two weeks ago, I took part in the 2010 edition of the “MS – Toronto Bike Tour”.  And, like in the previous years, I was the only participant on rollerblades!

For those of you knowing Toronto, the course is going from the Centennial Park to the Lakeshore trail using Eglinton eastbound then the very scenic trail along the Humber River. And back!

I’ve completed this course in 2hours 29 minutes. Not a bad time considering: all stops at the traffic lights (safety first!), the roller coaster profile of the trail with many short but steep uphills, the dampness of many shaded sections (it rained all night before) forcing me to literally walk rather than skate, some gravelly and/or sandy patches, several very slippery bridges made from wooden slats, etc. So I decided to take it relatively easy and enjoy the ride. And I had a great time from start to finish!

But my best accomplishment was the $6315.00 I was able to donate to the MS Society. Most of this incredible amount came from those who donated. To all of them (colleagues, suppliers, friends, relatives), many thanks for this generosity. But a good portion originated from Molson Coors through both the Volunteer and the Matching Donation Programs. Early last month, a group of Molson Coors volunteers went to the MS Society head office downtown Toronto and spent one full day preparing lots of materials for three MS Bike Tour events.

My next step is to be at “Le Défi de l’Ile de Montréal” for a 6th consecutive participation. But my training had somehow suffered this past summer and I may have to decline as this is a very tough and taxing event. I’ll wait until the last minute to make my decision. But I’m already looking forward for rollerblading again for MS next year. So watch for the return of the “Roller Smiley” soon!

Cheers!

Alain

Il y a deux semaines, j’ai pris part à l’édition 2010 du ” MS – Toronto Bike Tour”. Et tout comme par les années passées, j’étais le seul “cycliste”… en patins à roulettes!

Pour ceux d’entre vous qui sont familiers avec la région de Toronto, le parcours très pittoresque allait du parc Centennial jusqu’au Lakeshore (et retour!) en suivant la rivière Humber.

J’ai complété l’épreuve en 2 heures 29 minutes ce qui n’est pas un si mauvais temps si l’on considère : tous les arrêts aux feux de circulation, le parcours en montagnes russes avec d’innombrables petites montées courtes mais raides, la surface humide dans les sections ombragées (il avait beaucoup plu la nuit précédente) qui m’a obligé à marcher au lieu de patiner tellement c’était glissant, plusieurs sections en rénovation truffées de petites roches ou de sable, plusieurs ponts de bois super glissants, etc. J’ai donc décidé de relaxer et d’avoir du plaisir. Et c’est ce que j’ai fait jusqu’à l’arrivée!

Mais ma meilleure performance a été d’avoir pu remettre la somme de $6315.00 à la Société de la SP. Une grosse fraction de cet incroyable montant est venue de donneurs. À tous (collègues, fournisseurs, amis, parents), merci infiniment pour votre générosité. Mais une autre partie importante est venue de Molson Coors grâce aux programmes de bénévolat et de dons équivalents. Pour information, et au cas vous ne le saviez pas déjà, au début du mois dernier, un groupe d’employés Molson Coors s’est porté volontaire pour aller au siège de la Société de la SP à Toronto et y passer toute une journée à préparer du matériel offert à trois “MS – Bike Tours”. Vous pouvez avoir un aperçu de l’équipe et de son travail en cliquant sur le lien suivant Bénévoles Molson Coors à la SP.

Finalement, vous trouverez plus bas deux photos “Avant” et “Après” l’épreuve de Toronto.

Ma prochaine épreuve est de participer au ” Défi de l’Ile de Montréal” pour une 6ième année consécutive. Mon entrainement de l’été n’ayant pas été aussi intense qu’il aurait dû, il se peut que je doive décider de ne pas relever ce “Défi” si éprouvant. Je vais attendre la dernière minute avant de prendre ma décision. Mais de toute façon, je suis déjà prêt à patiner à nouveau l’année prochaine pour la SP. Aussi, surveillez bien le retour du “Bonhomme Sourire Patineur”!

À la prochaine!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Molson Coors Employees Help Make MS Bike Tour A Bit Sweeter

Molson Coors employees volunteer at MS Society

Our Helpful Team of Molson Coors Volunteers!

Hey all,

Lindsay here, the newest intern with the Public Affairs team in Toronto and I’m writing my first blog post for Molson Coors Canada…very exciting stuff! I had the opportunity to lend a helping hand with Alain Quintard and his team for the RONA MS Bike Tour…read on for the details of the day!

On August 10, Alain Quintard gathered employees from 33 Carlingview Drive to help package snack bags for the upcoming Rona MS Bike Tours on behalf of the MS Society. Alain has been volunteering with the MS Society for 7 years, raising money to help cure this debilitating disease which affects a large percentage of Canadians.

Alain has taken it upon himself to help organize the Toronto Bike Tour, one of 5 bike tours for MS, which is proudly being sponsored by Molson Coors Canada. Other tours include Acton to Waterloo, and Niagara Falls. In order to participate, cyclists must pay a registration fee and raise a minimum of $250 in pledges.

“By giving some of my time and effort for a good cause such as MS, I’m not only giving but also receiving a lot in return. And sometimes, when I’m a few strides away from reaching a finish line after several hours of pushing and pushing on my skates to the point I’m almost ready to give up, I have some special thoughts for those who are not as fortunate as I am to do what I’m doing. As soon as I cross the finish line, I can start resting; but for these people, the line where they could finally rest is so far away! With every raised dollar, nickel or penny, we’ll one day find a cure and they will cross their line to rest.” Said Alain Quintard, Distribution Quality Specialist at Molson Coors.

The team, which included Donna Razik, Mike MacDonald, Marta Horofker, Dan Thiemann, Sebastien Gagner, and Anne Renner spent six hours at the MS Society office located in downtown Toronto, packaging perfectly portioned snack bags for cyclists in each bike tour. The Toronto Bike Tour will be held on September 12, at 9:30 a.m., beginning and ending at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. The tour lengths are 30 km, or 55km.

Big thanks to the team for helping out with such a great cause, and we wish Alain a fun and safe bike tour!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Volunteering a Moncton Headstart

Volunteering at Moncton Headstart

Earlier this month the NB/PEI sales and marketing team spent some time volunteering at Moncton Headstart.  Headstart is a charitable non-profit early family intervention agency focused on building school readiness skills with children and their parents. Programs and services aim to build healthy relationships, improve self-esteem, develop new skills, enhance existing skills, and encourage self-sufficiency  Our Molson team spent time in the kitchen preparing snack for the pre-school program and then lunch for the staff, parents and volunteers.  The Molson volunteers built story sacks with a group of parents who’s children attend Headstart.

Volunteering at Moncton Headstart

Story Sacks are built to encourage parents and children to read and enjoy books and activities together.  A book is selected and developmentally appropriate activities are built around the story.  It is vitally important that children are read to each day and building and using story sacks are just one way to support this to happen.

The parents at the centre were keen to build story sacks and, with our help they were able to make it happen!

Volunteering at Moncton Headstart

Bonnie Porter, Steve Dykeman, Mike Flemming, Joe Smith, Darin Muck, Clare Archibald,(Headstart) J.F. Cyr,  Anthony Purchase, Richard Leger, Zack Dallaire

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Month of Action in Ottawa = Hockey time!

Month of Action - Hockey For The Homeless, Ottawa

Not going to lie, I’m a little jealous of our Ottawa Sales team’s Month of Action event last week.  The team volunteered at  Hockey for the Homeless on April 23rd, an organization that raises funds and awareness in support of homeless-solutions organizations through charitable fantasy hockey tournaments.

The Molson Coors folks spent the day volunteering as score keepers at the Bell Sensplex, Kanata for fifteen or so NHL Alumni + participants.  I’m not sure which Alumni attended or the results of the event yet, but knowing first hand how the tournaments went last year, I’m sure it was an amazing day/experience.

Molson Coors has sponsored many HFTH tournaments across Canada over the last two years, but this was the first one in Ottawa.  Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal also host events – definitely something to check out/consider if you’re a hockey fan.  More details

Cheers! @MolsonTonia