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Monday, June 1st, 2009

First luncheon of the Western National Mentoring Program

The fifth floor of the School of Business building on the beautiful University of Alberta campus played host to the first luncheon of the participants in this year’s initial National Mentoring Program in Western Canada. In partnership with the University of Alberta, two Molson Edmonton employees (myself and Brad Devarennes, Manager of Retail in Alberta) have been paired with two University of Alberta students (Jessica and Wan Ting) who were interested in learning more about real world Corporate Social Responsibility.  Together we are working with two fantastic local charitible organizations, Jessica and myself with HIV Edmonton and Wan Ting and Brad with Edmonton’s Food Bank, in finding solutions to meet their challenges. Molson is funding the summer postitions at the charities for Jessica and Wan Ting.

At the luncheon, we heard from Area Vice President for Western Canada Rick Tousaw who gave a great talk on Molson’s 223 year legacy of Corporate Social Responsibility and our support of the National Mentoring program.

Listen to Rick:

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L to R: Brad Devarennes, Manager Alberta Retail, Molson; Wan Ting, University of Alberta business student; Fay Lucy, Edmonton’s Food Bank; Misty Bjerky, HIV Edmonton; Jessica Peck, University of Alberta business student; Rick Tousaw, Area Vice President – Western Canada, Molson; Bryan Cox, Director Government and Public Affairs – Western Canada, Molson

Our thanks to Dale McNeely and Michelle Height from the University of Alberta, who are working with Molson on this important program and who facilitated a great luncheon!

Personally, I am very honoured to be a part of the National Mentoring Program, a program that is striving to make a real difference in our communities, with the assistance of our future leaders like Jessica and Wan Ting.

More to come on this.


Monday, January 26th, 2009

Molson sponsors the 2009 JDC West competition

The JDC West competition was held over the weekend here in Edmonton and was a smashing success! JDC West  brought over 600 delegates, from 14 Business schools across Western Canada and Ontario to the University of Alberta where they competed in 10 academic case studies, a parliamentary style debate, a sports tournament, and a social competition. Molson was a proud sponsor of this year’s competition.

On Saturday, we sponsored the social held at the Mayfield Trade and Convention Centre. The theme of the social was the 1990′s and the competition consisted of each school having to create a choreographed routine to go along with the music from a 90′s song.  Molson’s own Kerri Lockwood and Trevor Derksen were two of the judges of the competition. Congrats to the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan for sharing first prize.

Molson also sponsored the Marketing case study, which was held on Sunday. Participants were given the case first thing in the morning and had 3 hours to prepare a 20 minute pitch to make to the three judge panel. Trevor Derksen, Director of Planning and Customer Marketing in Western Canada was one of the three judges. Trevor also had the honour of presenting the first, second and third prizes at the Gala dinner held at the Shaw Conference Centre last night. Congratulations to the University of Alberta for taking 1st place in the Marketing competition.

Watch Trevor present to the winners.

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I must say that the spirit, energy and dedication of the students over the weekend was amazing. Molson salutes all of the delegates and organizers for putting on a fantastic event!