Posts tagged Month of Action

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

This September 18-26th, thousands of Canadians will take time out of their busy lives to rehabilitate their local shorelines through the removal of shoreline litter in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This year Molson Canadian is excited to play its part as a National Sponsor, partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada

In 2009, participants removed litter from 2,457 km of shoreline in Canada, making the GCSC Canada’s largest contributor to the International Coastal Cleanup, a global effort to remove harmful litter and aquatic debris from shorelines.

How it works:

There are two ways to get involved.  You can help cleanup by becoming a participant of an existing cleanup, OR, you can organize a cleanup by becoming a Site Coordinator.  Groups, families, companies, individuals are all welcome!

Why are we involved?  Well, we believe that good business practices include environmental stewardship, and September at Molson Coors Brewing Company is a Month of Action focused on Water.   Water is essential to the brewing process – without great water, we can’t make great beer.  More about Molson Coors Water Stewardship

There are hundreds and hundreds of cleanups organized across the country, so you’ll most likely be able to find one close to you.  Molson Coors employees will be joining the pack to help preserve and restore the beauty that Canada is.  I’ll have more details about our involvement in the coming weeks – hope to see our water (and beer!) loving friends join us :)

Have a great weekend everyone.



Monday, May 10th, 2010

A Month of Action at Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Molson Coors volunteers in action – Montreal Park Clean up with 350 employees

If you flip (I mean click, haha) back over the last month on this blog, you’ll see story after story with rich photos and video covering 20+ events with employees in Canada volunteering in an initiative we call ‘Month of Action’.  One month of the year focused on volunteering and giving back in the communities where we live and do business in.

I’ve been in the community relations role at Molson Coors for about a year and half now, and I can honestly say that this month was the most inspirational (and busiest!) to date.  April Month of Action saw 1000 employees complete 3700 hours of volunteering with 34 charitable/community organizations in every province of Canada.   This is huge – in just one month, our employees completed 98% of the total hours contributed in all of 2009.  WOW.

I could list all of the organizations we spent time with during April, but just take a look back through the blog posts and the 200 + photos on flickr, and you’ll see where we were and who we helped.   I was lucky enough to get to many of the Ontario events to take photos and volunteer with the different teams = the MOST volunteering I’ve ever done, and some of the most fun I’ve ever had.

In a wrap of April Month of Action (which is a global initiative, the U.K and U.S business units were also spending their time volunteering…stay tuned for global results), we did have one final event that happened last week.  Our SouthWest sales team volunteered with Jesse’s Journey – serving lunch to those who participating in the Fundraising ‘Walk Across Canada in a Day’ for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Photo of the great looking team below. Cheers guys!

Month of Action - Jesse's Journey, London

Curious to know what YOU think of volunteering – do you volunteer on your personal time?  Does your company have a volunteering program that allows you to give back during work hours?  Or would you rather make a monetary donation? Is it a combination of the two?

Cheers, MolsonTonia

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Molson Coors employees in Western Canada step up for Month of Action

What an honour it was to be a part of Western Canada’s volunteering initiative for Molson Coors’ April Month of Action. On April 30th, almost 75 Molson Coors employees in 7 different cities (Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria), across 4 different provinces, volunteered their time at local Food Banks helping those in need. As a result of the thousands of pounds of food sorted and packed by Molson Coors employees,  literally thousands of people were and will be positively affected from Manitoba through to BC.

Below are some pictures and info from each city.

Hats off to everyone in Western Canada who Played Their Part in helping to make to make life a little brighter for those in need.

Lower Mainland Team volunteering at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Vancouver team photo
14 members of the Lower Mainland sales team volunteered their time, helping to sort 10 pallets of food which will help over 1000 needy people.

Edmonton Team volunteering at the Edmonton Food Bank
Edmonton Team photo
12 employees from the Edmonton Sales Office donated 3 hours of their time to the Edmonton Food Bank, sorting 2700kgs of food, making approx 240 food hampers and cleaning the hamper line coolers.

Calgary Market Development Team volunteering at the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank
Calgary Market Development Team Photo
25 employees from the West Market Development office and the Calgary Sales office sorted an amazing 32,000 lbs of food over a 3 hour period.

Saskatoon team volunteering at the Saskatoon Food Bank
Saskatoon Team photo
4 members of the Saskatoon Sales Team sorted an amazing 7 pallets of food in 3 hours.

Regina team volunteering at the Regina Food Bank
Regina Team Photo
7 members of the Regina Sales Team put together 224 hampers in only 3 hours.

Manitoba team volunteering at the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank
Manitoba Team Photo
8 members of the Manitoba Sales Team sorted and boxed over 2700 pounds of potatoes, helping at least 270 needy families in the Winnipeg area

Victoria team volunteering at Our Place
Island team photo
4 members of the Vancouver Island Sales Team spent their day serving lunch to 350 needy people at the Our Place shelter in Victoria.



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

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Vidéo et photos de la Collecte Molson Coors et Anciens Canadiens

Une belle récolte de 141 dons de sang pour Héma-Québec lors de la collecte de sang Molson Coors / Anciens Canadiens qui s’est tenue le vendredi 23 avril à la Salle John-Molson, une activité dirigée par Marjolaine Deslauriers, responsable de notre Complexe d’hospitalité, ainsi que par Simonne Bienvenue qui a assuré la présence d’une vingtaine de bénévoles, essentiels à la réussite de cette journée.

Un investissement communautaire de Molson Coors et ses employés qui aura aussi permis la réalisation d’un projet de bénévolat supplémentaire dans le cadre d’AVRIL, MOIS D’ACTION MOLSON COORS, où chaque employé est encouragé à poser un geste dans la communauté.

Donc, un GRAND MERCI à tous les donneurs pour ces inestimables dons de vie, nos précieux bénévoles ainsi qu’aux Anciens Canadiens d’avoir bien voulu se joindre à Molson Coors pour faire de cette journée une grande réussite!

Quelques photos:

Collecte de sang Molson Coors 

Pierre Bouchard, Ancien Canadien, faisant un précieux don de sang, Réjean Houle (Président, Association des Anciens Canadiens), Marjolaine Deslauriers (Complexe d’hospitalité Molson Coors, responsable de l’activité), Carole Vallée d’Héma-Québec et Monique Dépatie (Relations communautaires Molson Coors)

Collecte sang 23 avril 027 

Louise Gauthier, employée de Molson Coors, entourée des Anciens Canadiens

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Guy Roy, représentant des Ventes Molson Coors, en compagnie de Réjean Houle

Collecte sang 23 avril 014 

Simonne Bienvenue, des Affaires corporatives et responsable de l’équipe de bénévoles, avec Nathalie Delisle, conseillère juridique chez Molson Coors

Collecte sang 23 avril 050 

Pierre Berthiaume de la Distribution, avec Yvan Cournoyer, Ancien Canadien et membre du Panthéon de la LNH et Carole Reeves également de la Distribution, et bénévole lors de l’événement


Jean Roy, un employé Molson Coors qui en était à son 30e don de sang, après 30 années de service chez Molson Coors – un tradition très appréciée!


Plusieurs bénévoles avec les Anciens Canadiens

BRAVO – Un investissement communautaire qui s’impose!