Posts tagged Rickards White

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Join Rickard’s this Movember: Grow a Mo. Challenge your friends. Support the cause.


We are very excited to officially announce that Rickard’s is a proud partner of Movember this year!  Starting November 1st, hundreds of Molson Coors employees will become Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s, raising awareness and funds for men’s health. You can support our employees or sign up yourself at

Still a week to go until the mo-growing begins and our employees have already raised over $14,000!

Are you participating this year?  Challenge your friends to a Mo-Duel! What team will you join… The White Walruses, The Blonde Handlebars, The Red Imperials or the Dark Chevrons??

About The Campaign

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

National BBQ Day is this weekend!

Yup, this Saturday, August 7th is National BBQ Day, and the national, youth-led charity Meal Exchange is inviting Canadians to take part in the yummy day while also fighting hunger in Canada.

What’s the ask?  It’s simple:

Register & host your own backyard BBQ for friends, family and neighbors to raise awareness about Canada’s hunger problems.

Meal Exchange believes that everyone in Canada should have access to sufficient, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food in order to maintain a healthy & active life.  Did you know that 2.7 million Canadians don’t know where their next meal is coming from?

How to participate (and a change to win 2 WestJet tickets!):

  • Register your BBQ at and send Meal Exchange a photo of your BBQ’ing fun to
  • You can also tweet about your BBQ fun using hashtag – #nationalBBQday

Registration is FREE, but here’s some food for thought: it takes only $28 for Meal Exchange to empower one youth to take action against hunger in their community. Donate here to help Meal Exchange support youth across Canada.

So this pretty much sounds like the perfect day to me – BBQ, a case of Rickard’s beer (taster’s pack – Red, White and Dark of course) and raising awareness about hunger.

Will you be participating?  Have a BBQ/grilling recipe worthy of National BBQ Day!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Rickard’s Griller of Glory 2008

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From Left: Bob Jenkins, James DiFore, Court Bethune

Yesterday was the day we crowned the first ever Rickard’s Griller of Glory at Dundas Square in Toronto. It was where beer met the grill –barbecuing with Rickard’s White and Red.

Three challengers, a.k.a ‘the Grillers of Glory’ entered into a competition where they were asked to BBQ their best recipes using both Rickard’s Red and White beers. The challengers, James DiFore, Bob Jenkins and Court Bethune, were given 30 minutes, ingredients (steak, shrimp, spices, veggies, etc), and a whole lotta beer in order to create the tastiest and more inventive recipes possible.

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From Left: Mirella Amato, Alexa Clark, Kyle Rae, Phil Nyman

Once the 30 min were up, our expert panel of judges scrutinized and tasted the BBQ plates and decided on the winner. Our judges:

  • Phil Nyman: BBQ Chef and Owner, Phil’s Original BBQ restaurant
  • Mirella Amato: Proprietor of and Certified Beer Judge
  • Alexa Clark: Editor and Publisher, CheapEats Toronto
  • Kyle Rae: Toronto City Councillor, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale

This year’s Griller of Glory was griller #2 (below), Bob Jenkins, an accountant from Toronto — Way to go Bob! The lovely Rickard’s ladies presented Bob with a massive trophy and his own Napoleon BBQ.

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There was also a second, special cook-off to benefit the Ontario Food Bank Association. Three Toronto firefighters battled it out on the grill for the glory of their fire stations! Again, the competitors had 30 min and were then judged immediately after. Captain Paul Beams took the top spot and was crowned Griller of Glory. Congrats to Paul, and thanks to Jim Morache and Damien Walsh for taking the time to BBQ for a great cause.

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We also had a guest firefighter judge the boys…Peter Cooper from Station 134.

It was a great day of grilling despite a few rain drops, and a very entertaining day with many thanks to our fabulous emcee and chef, Michael Clive (below).

Some clips of the grillers, judges and Michael in action!

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Adam Spence (below left) Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks joined in the fun and accepted a donation of $1000.

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As a final note, I’ll post some of Phil Nyman’s Rickard’s Red and White BBQing recipes soon. I plan to try a few out this weekend….would love to hear about your fav. Rickard’s recipes!

Check out more Rickard’s Griller of Glory info and pics:

Neighbourhood knowledge blog

Alexa Clark, Cheap Eats Toronto

Rannie Turrigan Photography

Flickr Photos

Have a safe and happy long weekend. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Molson at the TSX Open House


Ian Douglas, Molson Brewmaster extraordinaire showing the perfect pour at the TSX Open House.

L-R: Carole Berry, Molson; Ian Douglas, Molson Brewmaster;Tonia Hammer, Molson

Last Wednesday Tonia, Ian and I hoofed it down to the TSX Centre for their Open House.  We sampled Rickards White and answered any questions that arose.  Ian was brilliant, had an answer for everything,  Tonia and I handed out our Here’s to Responsible Choices glo sticks and chatted with guests.  It was a great evening!!!