Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
Jason Blake has won the Molson Cup again, Way to go Jason!!
The charity that received the “On Ice Molson Cup Donation” at Tuesday nights TML game at the Air Canada Centre was Autism Speaks Canada. Imagine the inability to communicate your feelings, to voice your opinion or tell someone you love them? It is unimaginable, right? Autism is a complex brain disorder which inhibits the ability to communicate and form relationships.
Autism Speaks is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to bringing hope to all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. The primary goals are to raise awareness and to fund biomedical research that will lead to better treatment and ultimately, a cure. To learn more or make a donation, please visit www.AutismSpeaks.org.
Thank you Suzanne and Scotty for opening my eyes and listening with my heart. Carole
Photo L-R: Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leaf; Angie Camara, Director of Marketing, Ink Entertainment; Scott McCannell, Molson Sales Rep; Suzanne Lanthier, Executive Director, Autism Speaks Canada and her son Scotty.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Brian Burke for a special appearance to chat exclusively with Molson Toronto’s head office employees over lunch. What a treat it was! “Burkeee” gave us an overview of the kind of team he wishes devoted Leafs’ fans to see on the ice sooner rather than later.
One commonality with Molson’s own values in doing business is to give back to the community where you work and live. This is true for Burke and for all his players who wear or will wear the Leafs jersey from now on. He wants players to be involved and give back to the community. That’s not optional, nor is it negotiable as far as he’s concerned!
I am no Leafs fan, never was. I grew up in Montreal, but I must say I liked what I heard from the Leafs general manager and I think it is exciting for all Leafs fans who indisputably deserve a solid, more competitive and involved team both on and off the ice…With Burke at the helm, it seems like change is bound to happen for the Maple Leafs, their fans and the community. But from Burke’s own assessment, there is a lot more work to be done before we can see a real NHL playoff contender.
Check out some of the conversations we had with Burke.
(The community involvement part starts at 3min18sec in this 1st clip)
Monday, January 12th, 2009
In Photo L-R: Vesa Toskala, Toronto Maple Leaf Goaltender; Justin Mulligan, Molson Representative; Al Stuart, The Pilot; Shelley Timms, President of OCCID.
Shelly Timms, President of OCCID, which stands for Ontario Community Council on Impaired Driving, was on the ice with Vesa.
OCCID was December’s Molson Cup charity of choice to receive the $1,000 donation.
Stay tuned for January 2009 for more Molson Cup on-ice donations.
Friday, October 10th, 2008
I was driving into work on Thursday morning and as I approached the brewery at the 401 exit to Carlingview Drive low and behold…the Toronto Maple Leafs flag was flying high on the Molson flag pole. Running through my mind instantly was that this was an opportunity to post the flag raising to the Molson Community Blog. Now, some might question why the “community blog”. It is relevant here given the fact that Molson is a long standing sponsor, support and partner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Our association runs long and deep with the organization, even back to those more staunch rival days between Montreal and Toronto (not to diminish the rivalry today !). Molson’s partnerships with all of our Canadian major league hockey teams is a large part of Molson in the community. Our sponsorship, brand programs, engagement in charity and support for each team is ongoing. Some may recall the Molson Canadian tag “It’s a CANADIAN game”. Molson is proud to support hockey in Canada at all levels. So, Leaf fans – you will love to see the flag flying alongside the 401 and 427 in Toronto to celebrate the opening of the 2008-09 season. Other fans…don’t take offence…be proud of your support for your team as well. Hey, if you would like, I would be proud to post your favourite flag photo of your team as a footnote to this blog. Special thanks to Tonia Hammer who promptly got over to the brewery yesterday and captured these shots and video of Leaf pride at the Molson Toronto Brewery. Cheers…go HOCKEY go !