The 2009 Westside Business Awards hosted by the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce took place this week and Molson was awarded the 2009 Westside Business of the Year. The award is given annually to the Westside business which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of overall business success, innovation and community service.
We at Molson Coors are very proud of our 51 year history of brewing beer in our Burrard St. brewery and our overall 223 year legacy of brewing Canada’s favourite beers and helping to build Canada’s communities through our extensive community involvement. Locally, we are proud sponsors of many initiatives including the Corona Open and KITSFEST, which was the winner of the Westside Community Spirit Award last night (congrats to Howard Kelsey and his team for their win!). And at our Vancouver brewery, we are proud of our achievement in reducing our energy consumption by almost 20% in the last 5 years, with more sustainability efforts in the works.
We are proud to play our part in the Kitsilano community to help make Vancouver and Canada a great place to live and play and are looking forward to helping the world celebrate as Official Beer Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The Metro Vancouver Basketball Foundation picked up the Community Spirit Award, Capers Whole Foods Market nabbed the Retailer of the Year Award, Trattoria Italian Kitchen was named Restaurant of the Year, Darci LaRocque of Swirl Solutions was recognized as New Entrepreneur of the Year, and Momentum Fitnesss’ Nikki Layton was singled out as Business Person of the Year.
Congrats to all the award winner!