Friday, November 11, 2011

Giveaway! Molson Canadian

Did you know Canada.. Molson Canadian is celebrating their 225th year this year and to celebrate we are listing an outrageous number of Molson facts and history! We're also celebrating with an amazing giveaway!!!

* John Molson founded his brewery in Montreal in 1786, over 80 years prior to the founding of Canada!
* John Molson was in fact Canada’s original craft brewer
* it was John's belief that “an honest brew makes its own friends”
* in 1788 John Molson is among the first employers to pay his employees
* in 1800 glass bottles are introduced at John Molson’s brewery. A bottle of Molson costs 5 cents
* in 1808 John Molson introduces bottle deposits so that they can be refilled
* the maiden voyage of first Canadian steamship is in 1809, the Accommodation, built by John Molson
* it was in 1816 that John Molson is elected to the Legislative Assembly for a term of four years
* in 1822 John Molson spearheads the building of Montreal’s first public hospital
* during a speech to his employees in 1825 John Molson is quoted as saying: We are all members of a larger community which depends on everyone playing a part
* in 1836 it's the Inauguration of the nation’s first railway, largely funded by John Molson
* 1836 is also the year of John Molson's passing
* The Molson Bank officially commences operations in 1855, it will grow to 125 branches and merge with Bank of Montreal in 1925
* in 1890 the installation of a refrigeration system in the brewery makes it possible to brew year-round
* in 1907 Molson beer production reaches 1 million gallons! It will double again within only 2 years
* Molson owns one truck for beer delivery in 1910, horses are used to deliver beer year-round, through to 1947
* in 1953 the brewery produces 1,750,000 bottles of beer per day
* 1955 marks the year of the official opening of the Toronto brewery, the new brewery produces Molson’s first lager, Crown & Anchor
* by 1962 Molson is operating breweries from coast to coast
* in 2005 Molson merges with Coors Brewing Company of Colorado, another family-owned brewery and opens a new brewery in Moncton in 2007
* Molson is the second oldest company in Canada
* Molson is also the oldest brewery in North America
* today Molson is represented by the 7th generation of the Molson family, led by Andrew and Geoff Molson
* today Molson has more than 3,000 employees in Canada and 14,500 worldwide
* today Molson also has seven breweries across the country and 16 breweries worldwide
* Molson has more than 65 brands of beer in over 30 countries
* Molson is planting 100,000 trees from coast to coast with Tree Canada through the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project
* in 2012, Molson Coors will be donating $1 million in total supporting more than 20 worthy community projects across Canada through Molson Coors Community Cheer
* Rickard’s is a proud partner of Movember and starting November 1st, hundreds of Molson Coors employees will become Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s
* tried a beer cocktail yet? THE SOUR 67 is Molson 67 with crushed wild blueberries and sour mix, garnished with a basil sprig
* or how about THE M-BELLINI - Molson M with fresh apricot juice and a hint of pomegranate syrup
* how many calories are in a Molson Canadian 67?? 67 of course!!
* Molson is the world's fifth-largest brewing company
* the Molson family continues to maintain its headquarters in the original location opened by John Molson
* they also continue to produce beer on the site of the original brewery
* Molson Coors Canada was named to the 2011 list of top employeers in Canada
* Molson Canadian's current tag line is: Made From Canada
* Molson was once the owner of home improvement chains Beaver Lumber and Aikenhead's Home Improvement Warehouse
* Molson is truly an iconic Canadian brand

To celebrate 225 years of brewing history we have an amazing Molson Canadian Prize Pack to giveaway!!! A hockey bag full of treats - a jersey, t-shirts, a hat and more - one lucky reader will be "Made from Canada" for sure!

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95 comments:

  1. My family is originally from England

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  2. My family has no history of twins but I was lucky enough to have twins.

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  3. I am a direct descendant of Lord Byron. I have some interesting stories
    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  4. My family came to Canada because of the potato famine
    skeetersden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. My great grandmother was my great grandfather's second wife (after he was widowed), but he failed to mention the 6 children he already had when they got together lol.
    andreajason20@yahoo.ca

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  6. I am a descendant of 5 different nationalities.

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  7. My grandparents are from Ireland



    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. When I was a kid, mom and dad used to make an ice rink in the yard FUN!!!

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  9. My descendants are Irish and I enjoy March 17th celebrations and stories that I tell my son. He is 7 years old, named Evan, and we recant Irish tales on that day, stories of Leprechauns. Innocent, yet times naive, he believes they are real. He also believes there really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I hear this everytime there is a rainbow. He loves the green jello also. E & e.

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  10. My paternal grandmother who passed away a couple of years ago was one of the last remaining survivors of the December 1917, Halifax Explosion. She was seriously injured and was left with a massive scar on her chest and down her arm. Oh how I miss her...

    jglaframboise at eastlink dot ca

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  11. I'm a twin (identical) my mother's brother had a set of identical twins and my father's brother had a set of identical twins..no my sister and I have not had twins - Phew!! lol

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  12. My family is from south america

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  13. I have no history. I was adopted. But I am making new history. :)

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  14. I am a twin like Ginette..:) and there are 3 sets of girl twins in our family..
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  15. My late Grandmother who passed away in 1994 had 82 grandchildren and was well known to varies charities and to the old folks communities as well. She received many awards for her kindness. She was the type to bring everyone together, there is alot of history from her that my family still carries on to this day with the charities and such.

    canadianangelxo at live dot ca

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  16. I was born and raised in Canada. I love Canada and have no desire to live anywhere else.

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  17. I am of Irish, Scottish and Dutch descent.

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  18. Family history seems to be more boys in our family than girls and even with my own kids i had 2 boys.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  19. my great great great grandfather was a sea captian from scotland and imigrated his whole family to new bruinswick (fathers side) and my mothers side her ancestors were the first missionaries in ontario in the bellville region , long time canadians here
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  20. I am ninth generation Canadian, we've been here a long time!

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  21. i have a mixed bag in my family; grandfather's parents were a mix of scottish, irish and english; grandmothers side was french and english.

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  22. janice budgell pollardNovember 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    My fathers side came from here (indian descent). And my mother family came from Scotland.
    janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com

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  23. My Dad is from Austria and my grandparents are from Germany

    calvert0 at telus.net

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  24. I was the first girl born on my father's side of the family in a couple generations

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  25. On one side I have St.Vincent genes and on the other side I have English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh genes!

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  26. I am 1st generation Canadian. My family is from Germany.

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  27. My mom, dad and grandparents were born in Czechoslovakia. I was born in Canada!

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  28. I'm a second generation Victoria girl, which is pretty difficult to find! All of my grandparents came from England!

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    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  29. A history of myself is that I raised 2 boys on my own and did a fabulous job.

    DOREEN RIOPEL ON ENTRY FORM
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  30. I immigrated to canada 20 years ago- my husbands family fro europe in the 1950s, our kids have a rich heritage as Canadian's!

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  31. there has to a better system than this one that forces you to show your email - other blogs don't.

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  32. Paul, I'm not sure what you're talking about, the above form does not display your email to anyone else. It is not necessary to display your email address in these comments, just use the same name. Please email me at didyouknowcanada@gmail.com if you would like to discuss further.

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  33. I am from Montreal.

    sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I am born and raised in Calgary!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

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  35. My parents came to Canada during Vietnam as war objector from the US.

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  36. my father was adopted so no history

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  37. I am first generation Canadian on my fathers side

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  38. My Great-Grandparents came here from Czechoslovakia.

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  39. We fled France during the French Revolution to save our Heads!

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  40. My parents are from India, and I'm proud West Coaster! Hopefully I have many more years ahead to create my history

    Gary T
    bthundert@yahoo.ca

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  41. My family lived in a refugee camp on an island in Indonesia after fleeing Vietnam & being robbed by pirates on our way to the camp. We are very grateful to have made it to Canada & been given the chance to become contributing citizens.

    (hainam AT shaw DOT ca)

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  42. my father is a czech..and I am proud he was and that I have inherited many traits!

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  43. My Dad has 1/2 Aunts and Uncles that are only a few years older than me.

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  44. My family roots can be traced back to Ireland!!

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  45. My family can be traced back several generations to our ancestors from France.

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  46. I have been to a Stanley Cup Play-off game.

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  47. my ancestors are from France,Holland and Canada

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  48. I was born in Chilliwack B,C. and still live here

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  49. Canadian born and polish raised

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  50. My mother told my dad she was spanish, cause back in the 40s, it wasn't right for a native woman to marry a white man.

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  51. I was born centenial year 1967 and have always lived in Canada.

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  52. I was born and raised in Manitoba and will never leave, as it will ALWAYS be home!

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  53. My great grandfather was an orphan who immigrated to Canada with nothing but his name.

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  54. My Family History is pretty much a mix of many nationalities. French Canadian, English, German, Italian.

    Boy are we Heinz 57's

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  55. I moved to Canada from the US 21 years ago

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  56. My Grandfather came to Canada after WW I to a soldier's settlement in Manitoba.

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  57. I was born in Wales and moved to Canada when I was 10, my mom is from New Zealand

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  58. I was born in Poland and came to Canada when I was 17.

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  59. My 5th Great Grandfather was the 1st Premier of Ontario.

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  60. I am dutch and welsh

    ssummmer AT gmail DOT com

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  61. Once upon a time- I ran away and became a carny.

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  62. My family was one of the first settlers in New France many many moons ago!

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  63. My great great Grandfather's name was James Bond

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  64. My mother was born in england..
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I have lived on Canada's East, West, and Arctic Coasts.

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  66. I grew up on the west coast and now live no the prairies

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  67. My paternal grandparents are from Germany; my maternal grandparents are from Russia.

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  68. I grew up in North Vancouver....attended school and then started working and doing school full-time, at the same time as full-time work. But now am really successful at work!

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  69. I was born in Toronto in 1969 and moved to New Brunswick in 1976. It was not until I was 20 years old that I returned to Toronto to visit.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

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  70. English and Irish decent

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  71. My family has a history of identical twins - I had identical twins but they are not genetic

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  72. My grandfather came from Russia to raise his family in Canada!

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  73. Wow I had do idea that Molson was the second oldest company in Canada!

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  74. My parents are from India but I was born and raised in Canada!

    mailsforanu at yahoo dot ca

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  75. I am a second generation immagrant from germany :)
    I am half german, 1/4 irish and 1/4 Norwegian
    -krystylwaechter@gmail.com

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  76. I am a very shy and boring person.

    Jodi T

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  77. our family moved often when i was growing up. i attended a new school each and every year! always the new kid.

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  78. I am a first generation Canadian... my Dad and his parents moved from Slovakia to Canada in the late 30's.

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  79. I am a first Generation Canadian... my Dad and his parents moved from Slovakia to Canada in the late 30's.

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  80. In my family, all the kids born to right-handed parents are left-handed, and all the kids born to left-handed parents are right-handed.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  81. I don't know too much about my family's history. I was born in Canada, as were my parents and their parents...maybe even my great-grandparents. I guess we don't move around much in my family. Everyone even lived in Ontario...no one bothered to move to a different province.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  82. My family came from Holland in the early 50's and landed in Halifax at Pier 21.

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  83. My family has a mix of native, french and an english background :)

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  84. My great grandfather played hurling for Tipperary in Ireland. I think that is were we got or fighting spirit:)

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  85. My family is Croatian

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  86. It is rumored we are related to JFK. :)

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