Brewing Success In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Steam Whistle

February 19, 2019
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Brewing Success In The Fight To End Cancer
Featuring Steam Whistle


Steam Whistle has been the official beer partner of Fight To End Cancer since 2014, and this will be the second consecutive year that they are stepping into the ring to literally fight cancer! After Tyler Smith represented Steam Whistle as a fighter in FTEC2018, Josh Hillinger decided to continue the trend by jumping in with both feet.

“I am now 36 years old and have witnessed numerous losses in my life to cancer.  I’ve decided to take my fight to the ring and I am participating in the 8th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  A truly unique and life-changing experience.  I will commit to a 7 month training regimen which will conclude in a boxing match set to take place June 1st of 2019.  I am raising research dollars with the vision of reaching a goal we all share – To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime!”

~ Josh Hillinger, Fight To End Cancer 2019 Fighter

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Josh Hillinger of Steam Whistle, is stepping into the ring on June 1 for the 2019 Fight To End Cancer annual charity boxing gala
Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow

Tyler Smith, 2018 Fight To End Cancer fighter, was walked into the ring by his Steam Whistle entourage.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

Investing more and more each year, we’re proud to be welcoming them back for our 2019 gala. In their words:

“Steam Whistle Brewing is committed to being more than just a brewer of great beer…we want to be a contributor to the social fabric of our community! It is our mandate to support cultural, charitable and community-based organizations and events.

Whether we are assisting by hosting cultural and charitable events in our brewery, or by literally stepping into the ring, we jump at every opportunity to Fight To End Cancer.

~ Lindsey Cassel, Steam Whistle Sponsorship Coordinator

The incredible support from Steam Whistle has given us the power to fight cancer even harder! In addition to their partnership with our annual gala, we are proud to announce the inaugural photography and art exhibit hosted by Steam Whistle Brewery.  The show, entitled “Pound for Pound: Heavyweight works by FTEC artists”, will feature the works of various artists that have contributed their time and talent to promoting the Fight To End Cancer.

The Fight To End Cancer team truly appreciates the support of Steam Whistle and looks forward to their continued support in years ahead.


The Steam Whistle story begins in the spring of 1998 with three friends on a canoe trip through Ontario’s beautiful heartland.

Greg Taylor, Cam Heaps and Greg Cromwell had been colleagues at one of Canada’s premier microbreweries in the late 1980’s and 90’s, before it was bought out by a national brewer and closed down, like so many of Ontario’s independent breweries.  As they sat around the campfire, the self-named “Three Fired Guys” dreamed of running their own brewery one day—one that would make a Pilsner to compete with the best in the world.

Over the past two decades, Steam Whistle has grown from a dream hatched by the fireside into one of Canada’s largest and most beloved independent breweries.  But our Founders’ vision of creating a Pilsner Canadians can be proud of is still the driving force behind why we show up every day.  More About Steam Whistle

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