Tim Hortons Camp Day – Wawa

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Every June 1st, your Tim Hortons coffee purchase was donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF); helping to provide more than 19,000 kids from low-income families across North America with an experience that builds essential life skills to make their futures brighter.

 

David Clanachan, President & COO Tim Hortons Canada and Chair, THCF explains “Camp Day is the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation’s largest annual fundraising initiative and this year we’re celebrating its 25th anniversary. Through the generous support of our Guests and Restaurant Owners, hundreds of thousands of kids from communities across North America have been given the experience of a lifetime and the opportunity to develop skills that will help them become more responsible, caring and motivated individuals.”

 

Last year alone, $12.4 million was raised in Canada and the United States, allowing close to 18,000 kids from low-income families to spend a life-changing session at one of the seven THCF camps. In the past 25 years, more than $150 million has been raised, providing more than 237,000 kids with a camp experience at absolutely no cost to them or their families.

 

In Wawa, despite the gloomy skies outside, there were many smiles, laughing and joking as a number of local guests took on positions as new employees; donating their time to help make this very busy day a success. Former employees, MNRF staff, MNRF Conservation officers, Ontario Provincial Police officers, fire chief, school principals and even a member of the local media were seen behind the counter taking orders, pouring coffee, making ice capps, and serving customers with smiles!

One employee jokingly said, “I know every cop working here today, I feel really safe!” Others, including myself remarked on how helpful the staff was in giving us quick training; 5 minutes or less to do their jobs. Trial by fire! But all joking aside, every ‘new employee’ was shadowed and overseen with gentle help to ensure that every customer was served with a smile. Did you know that the cash screen actually has a button ‘double double’, and another ‘triple triple’. That made life so much easier when it was pointed out to me. Here I was tapping cream, cream, cream and then sugar, sugar, sugar! They did have mercy on me – I only did cash and grab donuts/muffins. I would certainly achieve my 10,000 steps a day if I got drinks as well. It was so busy that the Camp Day bracelets were sold out before noon!
Without names being mentioned, MyWawa was told that one CO needed to bring four others to help him out :). Once again, Chris Simon was seen in a Tim’s Camp Day shirt and not a hockey jersey slinging coffee. Special guest, Tim Reece once again made the trip to Wawa to help out.
A big thank you was made to Michipicoten High School and students for helping to organize the car wash. Unfortunately it was  rained out.
MyWawa would like to thank Tracy Toffner for her photographs featured below.

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