Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Me (MolsonTonia) with 2009 Recipient, Mike Williscraft (Grimsby Lincoln News and Niagara this Week)
Nominations are now open for the 2010 Molson Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles. This award was created by the charitable division of the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation (OCNA) and is sponsored by Molson Coors Canada. Since 1996, we have been recognizing the personal contributions of individuals who are committed to the growth and development of their communities as well as the connection community newspapers have with their communities.
Mary Knowles was a dedicated newspaper person, and active community member who died from breast cancer in November of 1996.
Do you know someone deserving? Nominations are being accepted until Friday, February 26, 2010. This year’s recipient will be announced in March 2010, and the award will be presented on May 14 at OCNA’s Better Newspaper Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. (My blog post from last year’s event)
Nomination criteria and form
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Photo L-R: Clayton Bertrand, District Sales Manager, Molson; Todd Lewin, Ontario Sales Director, Molson; Tom McBride, Gilda’s Campaign Chairman; Patricia Gilbert, President, Gilda’s Club Barrie Ontario
Tonia Hammer, our Community Outreach Coordinator and I met early Monday morning to take a road trip to Barrie Ontario, YAHOO!!, we met up with Caron Goodreau at the Gilda’s Club Barrie Ontario office. This was the first time Tonia had the opportunity to meet Caron and her Team. I had been up to meet the group myself in December, (See my earlier post “My afternoon at Gilda’s”). We all headed over to Georgian College to the Last Class Pub for the Molson Barrie Community Fund donation and the unveiling of the model clubhouse. It was a great morning for a very worthy cause. I hope to be there for the grand opening in 2010!!
Photo L-R: Georgian College Engineering Technology Student, Scott Logan-Hamilton; Lindsay Haviland; Gayle Andrews;
I met briefly with Professor Pepper’s engineering students, Scott, Lindsay and Gayle who are responsible for building the Clubhouse model. They spent countless of hours of their time to complete the model for today’s unveiling.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
I was thrilled to receive on behalf of Molson an Award of Distinction from Business Leader in the Arts for our participation with the Framework Foundation. The award recognised Molson for its participation Timeraiser events, which have raised more than 31,000 not-for-profit volunteer hours.
How do you raise 31,000 not-for-profit volunteer hours and support emerging artists by purchasing $160,000 worth of their work, all without costing you a dime??? In an art auction with a twist – Timeraiser allows young adults to give their time, skills and energy to not-for-profit organisations, instead of their dollars. Timeraiser purchases art at fair market value from emerging artists, which people then bid on using donated time, not dollars. The artists receive incredible exposure, the not-for-profit finds lots of great help, the spirit of community involvement grows and volunteers get a permanent reminder of the contribution to hang on their walls. Since 2004 Molson has supported Timeraiser and encouraged other corporations to get involved. Other blogs about Molson at Timeraiser.
It was a thrill to receive this award from the Business Leaders in the Arts. Other recipients of the award of distinction were Cineplex for The National Ballet of Canada; TD Bank for the Magenta Foundation; and Bordeaux Developments for Epcor Centre.
Have you ever participated in a Timeraiser event?
My name is Scott Ewart, I am the Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer for Molson. I work with Ferg Devins and Tonia Hammer and this is my first blog post!!!!!! I look forward to having conversations with you and you’ll hear from me again soonI