Friday, November 19th, 2010
L to R: Jason Hildebrant, Vancouver brewery; Todd Campbell, Brewery Manager; Bryan Cox, Director, Public Affairs; Scott Gordon, Chief Engineer; David Lamb, Brewery Finance; Tim Cowley, Planning and Execution Manager; Jason Uher, Vancouver Brewery
What a great night it was last night at Vancouver’s University Golf Club for the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. This is the 7th year of the event, which celebrates the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs on Vancouver’s West Side; Molson Coors Canada is a proud member of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce.
At last year’s dinner, we were honoured to have been chosen as Business of the Year for our contributions to the local community. At this year’s awards dinner, Molson Coors was chosen by the Chamber as one of the three finalists for Green Business of the Year, a new category this year. The criteria for nomination for this award is that the business “has taken a leadership role or have substantial involvement in initiatives that have a positive impact on green living, sustainable best practices, energy conservation and environmental benefit”. This is certainly true of our Vancouver brewery.
Since 2004, at the Vancouver brewery, we have reduced water and electricity use by an amazing 29%. Put another way, in 2004 it took 7.5 cans of water to make 1 can of beer. Now it takes 5.1 cans of water to make one can of beer – quite an accomplishment by our committed and focused Vancouver team!
A sincere congratulations to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company for winning Green Business of the Year last night; we are extremely proud to have been nominated for this award.
Friday, October 29th, 2010
There will be Super Hero sightings in Vancouver, BC on Saturday October 30th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Be on the look out for Batman, Superman and possibly Wonder Woman handing out TaxiGuy vouchers to BC Liquor Store customers reminding them to make responsible choices over the Halloween weekend celebrations. The Team will collectively distribute $10,000.00 in vouchers at 8 key Liquor Store locations, I have listed below, just in case you are in the neighbourhood.
- Northgate – 3433 North Road, Burnaby
- Broadway and Maple – 2020 West Broadway, Vancouver
- Richmond Ironwood – 3170-11666 Steveston Hwy, Ironwood Mall, Richmond
- 39th and Cambie – 5555 Cambie St., Vancouver
- Westwood Centre – 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam
- Fleetwood – 8904 – 152nd St., Evergreen Mall, Surrey
- Nordel Crossing – 116-12080 Nordel Way, Surrey
- Alberni and Bute – 768 Bute Street, Vancouver
Cheers and here’s to responsible choices!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Quelle magnifique photo de la Maison des Jeux de Sochi (2014)
Message de notre chef de mission, Nathalie Lambert:
Aujourd’hui, le 9 février, nous avons droit à un plein soleil et la visite des dignitaires du CIO dans le village et aussi de la gouverneure générale Michaëlle Jean qui était très sympathique.
J’ai animé pour eux l’inauguration de l’installation de la trève olympique (2 panneaux commémoratifs qui seront signés par tous les athlètes qui le désirent). Donc, impossible pour moi de prendre des photos, mais Sylvie, notre chef de presse en a prises; si elles sont bonnes, je vous les fais suivre…
Nous avons accueilli hier nos équipes de courte-piste, de hockey féminin et de curling.
Bref, on est à D- 3 et ce soir, notre agenda est pas mal rempli: je vais faire une entrevue pour RDI, ensuite un discours pour Visa qui donne une réception, pour ensuite me rendre à la réception d’ouverture du CIO. Finalement, je vais livrer un discours pour le passage de la flamme dans les bureaux du Comité organisateur de Vancouver…
Demain, ce sera plutôt calme … en soirée, nous assisterons à la cérémonie de levée du drapeau Canadien dans le village (qui sert d’accueil officiel)
Friday, January 1st, 2010
Those three words are like cracking open a fresh cold refreshing beer after a long action orientied day of winter holiday fun and enjoyment. To hear the words “Happy New Year” is symbolic of starting anew, looking to the twelve months that lay ahead, putting the previous year into the archives. And what a year we have ahead at Molson Coors Canada. Within weeks we will join our colleagues in British Columbia, on the ground in Vancouver doing the final set up after months of preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Molson Canadian, Coors Light and Molson Export are the official beers of the games…that’s pretty exciting for all of us at Molson Coors and we hope that it will be as exciting for our beer drinkers from coast to coast to coast, our customers, families and friends. Between celebrations and activities at Molson Canadian Hockey House and The Coors Light Hillside Chalet in Whistler…beer drinkers will be sure to enjoy the games with us as they tap into coverage across this great land. As part of our commitment to the games we have worked hard at the Molson Coors brewery in Vancouver to pay attention to our sustainability agenda. We are so proud to have achieved a Sustainability Star. We have also collaborated with the Four Host First Nations and VANOC to create a commemorative lapel pin with the intent of raising $50,000 to initiative the Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Youth Legacy Program. Through Molson Canadian and Molson Export Fund A Champion Campaigns we have raised $200,000 in support of ten Olympic and Paralympic aspirigin athletes who represent all regions of the country. We are also delighted that Jennifer Botterill from Canada’s Womens’ hockey team, joined the Molson Coors team to help support us in spreading the message for Responsible Choices throughout the year. Yes…2010 is going to be one terrific year and we look forward to raising a glass to the world as Canada celebrates bringing the games to Vancouver British Columbia in 2010. Best wishes to all for an awesome 2010. Molson Coors looks forward to delivering some amazing programs with our exciting portfolio of brands in Canada and all while continuing to engage in the greater community in which we live work and play. We look forward to connecting with you through this community blog and on Twitter and our brand Facebook pages. Cheers ! @MolsonFerg
Friday, December 11th, 2009
Front row L to R: Lynda Perovich, Heather Martin, Bernadette Penman, Teri Filiatrault
Back row L to R: Marina Guy, Denise Kerr, Mike Baxter, Allister Cave, Mo Rumley, Alisha Mills
The Team getting ready to cook up a storm!
This week Molson Coors Lower Mainland Sales team members, lead by District Sales Manager Lynda Perovich, volunteered their time to help those in need at The Door is Open, a day shelter for the homeless in Vancouver.
The team spent the morning preparing, and the lunch hour serving, over 500 portions of chili to some of Vancouver’s neediest citizens.
Congratulations to Lynda and the team for Playing their Part at the Door is Open for an amazing fourth year in a row.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
A behind the scenes blog – the freshly painted Molson Coors Brewery on Burrard St. in Vancouver! Thanks to David Tolnai, Operations for Molson Coors Canada in Vancouver for the update. Cheers, MolsonTonia
For the last few years, the Molson Coors Vancouver Brewery has been business up front with a party going on in the back. No more. With its new paint job, the Vancouver Brewery has cleaned itself up and joined the white collar world.
Painting any building of this size is a monumental task. Add in difficult access, miles and miles of piping, tanks and equipment scattered about and it becomes even more expensive and complicated. Despite the challenges, we decided that a fresh coat of paint would help celebrate our upcoming involvement with the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as Molson’s 50 year presence at the Burrard Street Brewery.
So now, from the clocktower on down, the brewery is covered with a subtle and tasteful colour scheme sure to please even the most sophisticated palette. The job is not 100% complete and the painters will be putting the finishing touches up over the next few weeks (weather permitting), but already the changes are noticeable. Have a look the next time you’re picking up some fish and chips at Granville Island.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Former Molson employee in Calgary, Matt Skolnik is training hard in pursuit of the podium at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, and Molson Coors Canada is proud to support him along the way! Good luck Matt! We’re cheering for you. Thanks for being our guest blogger this week. Cheers, @MolsonTonia
Matt at the World Championships in Lake Placid
I was born in Slovakia and came to Canada when I was 10. Seeing my parents struggle to provide a better life for us has motivated me to take advantage of every opportunity I am given. Not being quite at the level of the top Canadians, my dual citizenship has given me a shot to go to the games in Vancouver. Even though I might be there under the Slovak flag, I am there as a Canadian. Doing it on my own and being self-funded with no coaching presents its own challenges but it is the proverbial story of the underdog. I have spent the last 4 years, training 6 days a week, 11 months a year so that this winter I am at my absolute strongest and fastest. The next 3 months of racing will decide who qualifies and who goes home.
I have been competing internationally in the sport at an elite level for 5 years now and have sacrificed everything for the opportunity to push myself to bring out the best. I have left my job to focus on it fulltime and I am forever grateful for the support Molson has provided to myself, the other Canadian athletes, and our sport in general. As a former Molson employee I have to say there are few companies that match Molson-Coors in regards to community support and social responsibility. Without the support we wouldn’t stand a chance in Vancouver. Thank you and I hope to represent myself and Molson in Vancouver this February.
- Qualified for World Championships 4 years in a row.
- 2004 America’s Cup Calgary 11th
- 2009 America’s Cup Calgary 9th
- 2009 ASA Cup Overall Champion