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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Molson Brews Up Support for Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls

Billy Bridges

Billy Bridges – Sledge Hockey

A couple months ago, Ferg wrote about one of our upcoming Olympic activities called the Fund a Champion Campaign.  Today, in honour of International Olympic Day, Molson is thrilled to announce that the select group of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Winter athlete hopefuls have been identified!  Today is the official introduction of the Molson Canadian/Molson Export (Quebec) Fund a Champion Campaign.  Molson is committing up to $20,000 each to a group of 10 emerging athletes from across Canada to help them in their pursuit for excellence at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Jeff Batchelor – Snowboard

The designated 10 athletes (7 Olympian and 3 Paralympian) represent Canada’s four regions (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and Western provinces).  Each athlete will receive an initial $8,000 from the Molson Donations Fund in support of Molson’s Active Lifestyles community pillar.  Molson will now call upon our employees to ‘adopt’ the athletes and encourage staff to raise additional funds in support of the athletes.  Our athletes:

  • Mark Arendz – Paralympic Nordic Skiing – Hartsville, PEI
  • Brittany Webster – Cross Country Skiing – Caledon, ON
  • Billy Bridges – Sledge Paralympian – Mississauga, ON
  • Jeff Batchelor – Snowboard Halfpipe – Oakville, ON
  • Francois Louis Tremblay – Speed Skating – Montreal, QC
  • Joannie Rochette – Skate Canada – Ile Dupas, QC
  • Jean Labonte – Sledge Paralympian – Hull QC
  • Denny Morrison – Speed Skating – Calgary, AB
  • Tom Velisek – Snowboard Cross – Vernon, BC
  • Melissa Hollingsworth – Bobsleigh Skeleton, Eckville, AB

Joannie Rochette

Joannie Rochette – Skate Canada

To see videos of all our athletes, visit Molson’s youtube channel and photos on our flickr channel.

Today, Molson employees are celebrating the news and commemorating International Olympic Day with a series of Olympic BBQs at each of our breweries and sales offices across Canada – complete with Fund a Champion athlete appearances!

More pics and deets to come. Cheers and Happy Olympic Day!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Molson’s Clock goes High-tech

Molson Clock at Montreal Brewery

For those who live in Montreal or have seen the Molson brewery there recently, you may have noticed some renovations on the west wall of the brewery, facing downtown. The symbolic clock,  in the shape of our Molson Export brand label, was given a lighting-makeover.  The clock’s former neon lights were replaced with LED lighting components that will allow it to shine on just 28% of the energy it previously used to operate.  The new lights will last six times longer too.

Did you know?

The clock dates back to 1950 and has a pretty big impact on the community in Montreal.

Whenever the clock malfunctions or is stopped for maintenance, the citizens of the Borough of Ville-Marie are quick to call Molson and let Serge Chevrier (Molson employee in Montreal who is responsible for the clock’s upkeep) know that it’s not working and also ask when it will be functioning again.  Serge gets tons of calls if the clock isn’t adjusted immediately when daylight savings time changes occur!

Happy Wednesday!

Molson Clock at Montreal Brewery