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Monday, December 20th, 2010

Molson Coors Canada is picking up the fare this New Year’s Eve

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Photo L-R: Jeff Carr, Area Sales Rep, Molson Coors Canada; Kevin Britton, Planning & Execution Manager, Molson Coors Canada; Mayor Dan Mathieson, City of Stratford.

Molson Coors Canada and the City of Stratford are partnering this year to ensure New Year’s Eve revellers have an easy option to help them get home safely after ringing in the New Year. Free transit service will be offered on all transit bus routes from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 3 a.m.

The New Year’s Eve transit program offers free public transportation on the transit system on New Year’s Eve to help ensure people get home safe after ringing in the New Year. It encourages everyone to plan to get home safe by letting public transit be their designated driver.

For transit route and schedule information, users can visit www.city.stratford.on.ca.

Bryan in Winnipeg

Photo: Bryan Cox, Director Public Affairs Molson Coors Canada

Bryan speaks to the media about our Winnipeg New Years Eve Transit Sponsorship.

Molson Coors Winnipeg 2010 NYE Sponsorship

The free rides apply to all Regular and Handi-Transit service starting at 7:00 p.m. on December 31, 2010, until end of service.

For transit route and schedule information, visit www.winnipegtransit.com or call 311.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Molson Coors Canada “Taking You Home for the Holidays” 2009 Campaign Wrap Up

Stratford, ON

Stratford NYE Press Conference

Photo L-R: Michael Dack, Transit Manager; Jeff Carr and Kevin Britton, Molson Coors Canada; Mayor Dan Mathieson, City of Stratford

I met up with Kevin Britton and Jeff Carr yesterday at City Hall to announce the partnership between the City of Stratford and Molson Coors Canada “We’re Picking Up Your Fare” this New Years Eve.  Free transit service will be offered on all transit bus routes from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 3 a.m. For transit route and schedule information, users can visit City of Stratford.

Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Transit Group Shot 2009

Photo L-R: Alain Mercier, General Manager of Transit Services; Steve Monuk; Ted Wainright, MMolson Coors Canad and Cothers Against Drunk Driving; Councillor Alex Cullen; Mayor Larry O’Brien; Jeremy Majors, Molson Coors Canada

Molson Coors Canada is Taking You Home for the Holidays. That’s right, we’re sponsoring free transit programs on New Year’s Eve in several key Canadian cities and distributing over $8,000 in TAXIGUY Dollars to recognize and celebrate those that chose to make the responsible choice this holiday season. It’s our way of offering you a safe return home after holiday celebrations.

Molson Coors Canada’s Taking You Home for the Holidays campaign officially started Dec. 8 when we launched www.jingleheads.ca. It helps raise awareness and applaud those who choose to drink responsibly and make the responsible choice during the holidays. The website allows users to customize an e-card and send a special message to a friend, family member or colleague to thank them for being a great friend, a designated driver or letting them crash on their couch.

This was but the first piece of our campaign. Since Dec. 15, we’ve been very active across the country.

Taking You Home for the Holidays includes the sponsorship of free transit service on New Year’s Eve in Toronto, Ottawa, and Stratford, ON; Winnipeg, MB; and Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. We’re also active in Quebec through our Molson Angels, as well as in St. John’s, NL; Halifax, NS; Moncton, NB; Charlottetown, PE; Edmonton, AB; and Vancouver, BC, with the distribution of over $5,000 in TAXIGUY Dollars – the National Taxicab Currency for Canada.

In fact, we’re spending over $130,000 to help raise awareness and support communities across the country in our effort to encourage responsible drinking this holiday season.

The holidays are a time when safe travel becomes that much more important because we often make a point of traveling to meet family, friends and co-workers in holiday social settings, so we’re proud to play our part to help people make the responsible choice to get home safely this holiday season, as well as throughout the year.

The New Year’s Eve transit programs offer free public transportation on the transit system on New Year’s Eve to help ensure people get home safe after ringing in the New Year. It encourages everyone to plan to get home safe by letting public transit be their designated driver.

The Molson Angels’ mission is to educate as many consumers as possible about the benefits of planning their safe return home, whether that means taking a taxi, public transportation, or riding with a designated driver. This year, during the two weeks prior to the holiday season, the Molson Angels have been touring some thirty resto-bars in Montreal and Quebec City to distribute $5 discount coupons for taxi service to bar managers, who will distribute them to their customers upon request. This initiative will help the Molson Angels encourage consumers to make a responsible choice during a time of the year when alcohol consumption increases.

Since Molson Coors Canada is a founding member of TAXIGUY – a nationwide network of 425 taxicab companies that are linked together through a toll-free phone number (1888TAXIGUY) – we’ve partnered once again to offer $5 TAXIGUY vouchers to customers as a friendly reminder to plan a safe ride home on during the holiday season. Molson Coors Canada employees are spreading the holiday cheer by visiting local licensed establishment in St. John’s, NL; Halifax, NS; Moncton, NB; Charlottetown, PE; Edmonton, AB; and Vancouver, BC, this holiday season to distribute over $5,000 in TAXIGUY Dollars.

As you can tell, we’re very active this holiday season. Help us spread the word. Encourage your friends, families and colleagues to make the responsible choice to get home safely after this holiday season. Cheers and Happy New Year! Carole

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Molson supports Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital

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This week, Molson was proud to be a part of one of Winnipeg’s social events of the year through our sponsorship of the Victoria General Hospital Foundations’s fundraiser, Jewels, supporting the creation of two new minimally invasive surgery suites at the hospital. Minimally invasive techniques provide many benefits to the patient, including less pain, fewer complications, reduced recovery time, and a faster return to normal daily activities. 

Held at Winnipeg’s beautiful and historic Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Jewels was a performance by Manohar, a dance company that intersects the world of ballet with the emotive technique of Bharatanatyam Indian Dance and consisted of four suites: Ruby, Pearl, Emerald and Sapphire. The dancers delighted the packed theatre with their performance. It truly was a fantastic evening and Molson was proud to be there in support.