For 120 years, Coca-Cola has proudly refreshed Canadians from coast to coast. Canada is the first country Coca-Cola was bottled in outside of the United States, and the drink quickly reached a level of popularity that rivaled some major American cities.
To help celebrate Canada 150 and Coca-Cola’s deep roots in the country, Coca-Cola Canada is introducing limited-edition, commemorative Canada 150 mini cans of Coca-Cola featuring a red maple leaf and the Canada 150 logo set against the white silhouette of a contour bottle. Six-packs of the cans are available while supplies last.
“Coca-Cola has been refreshing Canadians since 1897 and ever since then, we have been working hard to earn the trust of Canadians each and every day,” said Shane Grant, president, Coca-Cola Ltd. “It’s an exciting time to be a company in Canada and a privilege to be a part of Canadians’ lives as they celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!”
Additionally, a new Canada 150 TV commercial titled “The Great Canadian Chase" features two Canadians in pursuit of a runaway Coca-Cola that takes them from one side of the country to the other and features music by Canadian favoriteBryan Adams. Take a look:
“From skating rinks and toboggan hills to picnics and BBQs, Canadians have had a love affair with Coca-Cola since it first appeared in Canada over 120 years ago,” said Michael Samoszewski, vice president, marketing, Coca-Cola Ltd. “I think this commercial does a great job of celebrating that special and enduring connection”
Finally, a new book titled Canada’s Coca-Cola: Refreshing the Nation for 120 Years tells the story of how Coca-Cola first came to Canada and the indelible impact it has had on the communities it serves, complete with gorgeous images from the Coca-Cola Archives and intimate stories from the Canadians who helped establish Coca-Cola here in Canada. The book, published in French and English, is available wherever books are sold.