Monday, February 4th, 2013
Greetings for 2013 from the Molson Coors Community Blog. @MolsonFerg here. based in Canada. I’ve been involved with this blog in one way shape or form from its start back in 2007. We tended to speak all things community in Canada and have enjoyed being engaged and involved with so many of our community partners and projects through the blog. It has also been a great platform for our employees to shout out or for us to shout out about the great work that our employees do in their communities. We migrated “location” of the blog to the Molson Coors central web site a year ago. Since then I must admit that the Canadian team has held back on some of our posts, given that they might have felt just a little to Canada centric. Given that our audience now is more global, we felt we needed to be more selective of what we posted, so as not to cause too much spam like content on the blog. We are now in the midst of talking amongst the team on how we are going to utilize the blog to continue to tell stories about community and Molson Coors efforts across our business around the world in areas of corporate responsibility and community engagement.We call this Our Beer Print. SO…we would love to hear from you on what you find interesting, appealing, informing or intriguing by way of this blog. Thanks for taking the time to post some thoughts here or back at me on Twitter or via email. Thanks for your continued interest in Molson Coors and all things beer. Cheers to a great week. @MolsonFerg
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
On Monday, September 22nd Cam Atchison, the District Sales Manager for Ottawa, and his team joined me at a Volunteer Canada initiative in Ottawa to help create a community garden.
Over 100 volunteers from VC’s Corporate Council showed up for the event which was a collaborative effort between Sustainable Living Ottawa East and Lady Evelyn Elementary School that was driven by the Grades 4/5/6 students. The children were the planners, workers and visionaries behind the entire project! Teams added value to the project by helping to complete some of the larger structural projects such as the installation of fencing, preparation of planting beds and building shade structures, with one student leading each volunteer group. Dirt was moved, posts and student-painted pickets were installed, sitting benches were built and walking paths were put down and our Molson team performed with their usual eagerness and good humour.
The students were appointed junior team leaders and were passionate about getting the job done to their expectations. Each one was delightful and so proud to take the leadership role in converting a small park into this amazing community garden. Several members living in the community also stopped by to personally thank us for helping out. The transition of the park in just three hours was remarkable.
Thanks Cam, Travis, Martin, Kyle, Shannon, Wayne, Grant, Jeremy and Chris! It was a fun-filled morning working together. I just hope your muscles fared better than mine!
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Ken Andrews, Director Alumni & Community Development; Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, Principal; Jeff Aarssen, Golf Tournament Chair; Mike Butts, Regional Manager, Molson; Keith Sumner, President, Huron University College Foundation.
Huron University College held its 28th annual golf tournament at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka Ontario. The College raised a record breaking $50,000 for Huron students and programs. Molson’s donation went towards the College’s Community Based Learning Program, which helps create opportunities for Huron students to combine academic study with hands on volunteer experience.
Friday, April 18th, 2008
It was an absolutely perfect day to participate in the Mayor’s 20-minute Makeover. We couldn’t have asked for better weather to be outside helping to clean up Toronto!
This morning, about 100 Molson employees in Toronto gathered together and picked up garbage and debris around the office and brewery on Carlingview Drive. We kicked-off the morning clean-up by leading the employees (with a bag pipe band!) to a flag raising ceremony, where they were addressed by Molson’s President and CEO Kevin Boyce and City Councillor Suzan Hall. After the flag was raised, we needed to make sure everyone was physically ready for the challenge….so we had a couple of Molson’s finest instruct the group with some warm-up exercises and stretches — Thanks ladies!
The clean-up was a complete success. We had a great time being outside in the sunshine, and we picked up bags and bags worth of garbage. Even found a broken speed limit sign!
Thank you to Suzan Hall for joining us today and thank you to all who volunteered….Proud to play our part! Cheers.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Molson sponsors Mary Knowles Community Award, from left to right Carole Berry, Molson, Lynda Hillman-Rapley, recipient, Knowles children Ben and Emily.
I had the opportunity to represent Molson at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s Spring Convention held at the Delta Chelsea Hotel on April 5th, 2008. I presented the Mary Knowles’ Community Award, this is Molson’s 2nd year, to Lynda Hillman-Rapley, Editor of the Grand Bend Lakeshore Advance this years recipient of the prestigious award. I have to admit, I was humbled at the list of charities Lynda has helped throughout the years in her community, Grand Bend Ontario. Lynda has saved a school and raised money for a library and gym for another school, I was blown away. Lynda’s favourite charity is the Grand Bend Baseball Project.