Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity: Raise a pint of Rickards with Firkin pubs
in support of Ontario's food banks

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - The Owl and Firkin Pub invites the local community to get into the spirit of the season next Monday by raising a pint of Rickard's with The Firkin Group of Pubs ( in support of Ontario's food banks. The celebration will kick off the fifth annual Raise a Pint of Glory campaign that will be taking place at 39 Firkin pub locations across Ontario in support of the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB).

    Date and Time:   Monday, November 23rd at 11:30 am
    Location:        Owl and Firkin Pub (7181 Woodbine Avenue, Markham)
    Representatives: Tonia Hammer, Community Relations Coordinator, Molson
                     Coors Canada
                     Mr. Larry Isaacs, Director of Marketing, The Firkin
                     Mr. Adam Spence, Executive Director, OAFB

Media representatives are invited to attend. Representatives from The Firkin Group of Pubs will celebrate with the community and Raise a Pint of Glory. There will be a photo opportunity and cheque presentation as well as opportunities for the media to interview Ms. Hammer, Mr. Isaacs, and Mr. Spence.


Founded in 1987, The Firkin Group is the largest pub chain in Canada, with 40 locations including 39 in Ontario and one in British Columbia. Each Firkin location has its own individual identity and is best known as a casual and comfortable neighbourhood establishment serving an extensive lunch and dinner menu weekdays, and a brunch menu on the weekend at select locations. Each Firkin location offers eight different specials daily.


Molson Coors Canada is the Canadian division of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a global brewer with operations in Canada, the U.S., U.K and Asia. The Company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio which includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Molson Dry and Rickard's. Molson also partners with other leading brewers to offer such global brands as Heineken, Corona, Miller Genuine Draft, and Foster's Lager. Molson Coors Canada employs 3,000 Canadians, operates six breweries, including the boutique brewery Creemore, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Coors Canada is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner.


The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of over 100 food banks including communities across the province from Ottawa to Windsor, and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay working towards a hunger-free Ontario. For more information about the OAFB, as well as hunger and poverty in Ontario, please visit

SOURCE Ontario Association of Food Banks

For further information: For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), Work: (416) 656-4100, x. 2931, Mobile: (416) 543-0897, Email:; Larry Isaacs, Firkin Group of Pubs, Work: (905) 305-9792, ext. 27, Email:; Tonia Hammer, Work: (416) 679-7595, Email:

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