Posts tagged Moncton

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Let the Summer Begin. BBQ’ing and Volunteering

LCBO Queen's Quay Toronto - Camp Ooch BBQ 2010

It’s been a busy month already with some amazing weather in Ontario!  Can’t speak for the rest of the country…but summer has arrived here.  Taking advantage of the warm weather, pics from some recent events.  Cheers.

The LCBO Queen’s Quay charity BBQ (Toronto) took place on June 4th with all proceeds to Camp Ooch.  This was the 19th year of the event, raising $130,000.  Pretty awesome – in their first year, they raised $500!  Anyone go?

LCBO Queen's Quay Toronto - Camp Ooch BBQ 2010

Rickard’s Beer and Broil King were on site

LCBO Queen's Quay Toronto - Camp Ooch BBQ 2010

MGD was there too…with the Harley.

LCBO Queen's Quay Toronto - Camp Ooch BBQ 2010

Busy!

And farther East…15 Molson Coors employees in Moncton, NB spent an afternoon volunteering at “Maison de Jeunes de Dieppe” . Nice work team!

Molson Coors Volunteer Program - Moncton, NB

Molson Coors Volunteer Program - Moncton, NB

Molson Coors Volunteer Program - Moncton, NB

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Paralympian Jean Labonté Visits Molson Coors in Moncton

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From left; George Leblanc, Mayor of Moncton; Jean Labonté Canadian Sldge Hockey Team; Steve Dykeman, Molson Coors Regional Sales Manager, N.B. and P.E.I. and Clarence Sweetland, mayour, Town of Riverview

Last week, I had the pleasure to accompany in Moncton one of our Canadian athletes Jean Labonte. Jean is a Paralympian and Captain of the Canadian Sledge Hockey Team. As an official supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, as well as a sponsor for the Paralympics, we introduced the Fund a Champion campaigna few months ago and committed up to $20,000 each to 10 athletes from across Canada, to help them close the competitive gap in their respective sports heading into the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. One of those athletes is Jean Labonté and he was our guest for this two day visit in Moncton. An important part of the program is to engage Molson Coors employees with Canadian athletes in the months leading up to the Vancouver Games next winter. So it was the primary reason why Jean was in Moncton, but while in town we took the opportunity to raise awareness of the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics and demonstrate the sport of sledge hockey. As part of Jean’s visit, Molson Coors also made a $5,000 donation to the Moncton Wheelchair Sports Association to help support sports activities for the physically disabled in the area.

So Jean’s visit was a busy one indeed. It began on Wednesday afternoon with a private tour of our brewery in Moncton lead by its brew master, David Hamel. The visit was followed by a “meet & greet” with all of the Moncton employees in the Brewery’s hospitality room. Jean had the opportunity to discuss with them about the life and preparation of an athlete in the months leading to the Games and talk about Sledge Hockey. Then we went on to dinner where we hosted Jean and some of our key local stakeholders and business partners. Amongst the many guests present George Leblanc, Mayor of Moncton and Clarence Sweetland, the Riverview Mayor. After dinner Jean and I went for a beer at one of our good customers in Moncton where he and I got to know each other a little more and share some good laughs.

On Thursday morning, we gathered at the University of Moncton arena to present our $ 5,000 donation to the Moncton Wheelchair Sports Association which Jean and Steve Dykeman, Molson Coors Regional Sales Manager for N.B. & P.E.I. presented to its President Peter Cameron. Peter was not only happy to receive our donation but also to meet Jean and discuss with him about sledge hockey. That was an important discussion since the Association plans start their own sledge hockey team.

Left; Jean Labonté and Steve Dykeman, Molson Coors Regional Sales Manager N.B. & P.E.I. presented Peter Cameron (center) $ 5000 donation to the Moncton Wheelchair Sports Association

Left; Jean Labonté and Steve Dykeman, Molson Coors Regional Sales Manager N.B. & P.E.I. presented Peter Cameron (center) $ 5000 donation to the Moncton Wheelchair Sports Association

Following the usual photo op, we arranged for the media, we were joined by some of Molson Coors sales representatives and players of “les “Aigles Bleus” the men and women’suniversity hockey team. It was for all a first try at playing hockey on a sledge and no matter if you were young, old, athletic or not so much, it proved to be quite challenging at first. But with Jean’s advice and coaching all were able to quickly get the hang of it and maneuver their sledges well enough to engage in a friendly game. I myself got on the ice and experienced sledge hockey…In my short shift I managed to score a goal, not a “highlight reel candidate” but still… Then I quickly came to the conclusion that I couldn’t keep up the pace with Jean and the younger athletes on the ice, so I opted to stick to my defensive zone and guard our team’s goal.

Jean and players of the “Aigles Bleus” men and women’s université de Moncton hockey team getting ready for face off in presence of the local media.

Jean and players of the “Aigles Bleus” men and women’s université de Moncton hockey team getting ready for face off in presence of the local media.

Game on!

Game on!

Molson Coors sales representatives and players of the “Aigles Bleus” had a great time playing a sldge hockey game with Jean Labonté

Molson Coors sales representatives and players of the “Aigles Bleus” had a great time playing a sldge hockey game with Jean Labonté

It was a whirlwind visit but all who met him were very pleased with his visit and Jean was very pleased with the hospitality he received in Moncton. Some news fans who might be in attendance cheering for Jean and his teammates at the upcoming World Sledge Hockey Challenge in nearby Charlottetown, Nov 17-21. I sure am now a fan of our sledge hockey team and plan to follow them closely all the way to the Games. I told Jean I was going to be at the final gold medal game of the Sledge Hockey in Vancouver on Saturday March 20, 2010 and I semi-jokingly turned back to him and asked if he would be there? I have no doubt that he and the entire team is committed to do whatever it takes to be there…

Cheers to our Canadian Sledge Hockey Team!

Sebastien – follow me on Twitter @MolsonSeb

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Headstart Donation in Moncton by Molson President and CEO

Headstart cheque presentation with Kevin T. Boyce, President and CEO, Molson

Photo L-R: Kevin T. Boyce, President and CEO, Molson; Clare Archibald, Executive Director, Moncton Headstart;Peter Johnson, President of Moncton Headstart; Mayor George LeBlanc, Mayor of Moncton

President and CEO of Molson in Canada, Kevin Boyce, joined with colleagues in Moncton earlier today to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Moncton Molson Brewery opening with a $15,000 cheque to Headstart. This money will be dedicated to the Headstart Food Box program this holiday season and will benefit 200 families in the Moncton area.

Headstart Donation and Apple pie

Clare Archibald from Moncton Headstart spoke about last year’s total of 1700 food boxes that would have provided food to over 3700 people. Archibald is hopeful that Molson’s efforts will encourage other corporations and individuals to provide support for this worthwhile cause.

Headstart Basket Donation with Mayor

Kevin Boyce spoke about the inspiration that he felt when touring the Headstart kitchen during last year’s brewery opening festivities. Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc was also on hand and as a past president of Moncton Headstart he spoke about the impact that this food box initiative has on families who are receiving this kind of support.

Molson has a long standing heritage and history of supporting the greater community. Kevin Boyce spoke about the company and the pride that Molson employees have in being involved in their communities.

If you would like to support Moncton Headstart you can visit www.monctonheadstart.com to lend your support to this worthy initiative.

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Moncton Brewery Earth Hour Update

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I just heard from the Molson Moncton brewery — they will be shutting down all the lights in the office, brewery, packaging plant and parking lots, as well as the signs — for the WHOLE night!  Great news!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Everything’s coming together….

After a great Earth Hour planning meeting this morning, I was itching to get back to my computer to shareMolson’s updated plans.

I’m happy to report that all of Molson’s breweries (Toronto, Montreal, St. John’s, Vancouver and Moncton) will be participating in Earth Hour — one way or another.  From internal and external building lights, to parking lot lights, and to the Molson signs — each brewery will be participating wherever it is safe to do so.  In addition, the breweries and majority of the offices across Canada will shut off lights, computers, fax machines, photocopiers, etc.

In Toronto, the brewery and offices will be putting together an Earth Hour ‘task force’ –  a group of volunteers (Molson employees) who will go around on Friday afternoon (March 28) with a checklist, making sure every desk, work station, office and meeting room is Earth Hour Certified!

More details to come…..two weeks to go! 

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Montreal Brewery

Molson Vancouver 

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Molson Toronto 

Toronto Brewery

Molson Moncton 

Moncton Brewery

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St. John’s Brewery