Brandon, MB. -- Coffee drinkers, mark your calendars and be sure to join members of the Brandon Wheat Kings as they participate in the 2012 Tim Hortons Camp Day in Brandon.
Assistant coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk and veterans Jens Meilleur and Ryan Pulock will be pouring coffee and handing out delicious Tim Hortons treats at the 18th Street location in Brandon from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, June 6th.
On Camp Day, Tim Hortons restuarant owners like Craig and Rhonda Pardy (Brandon, Virden) generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. The THCF helps to send more than 15,000 children each year on an unforgettable, life changing, fun-filled camping adventure that will hopefully inspire them for years to come.
In 2011, more than $9.9 million was raised throughout Canada and the northeastern United States.
"Camp Day gives us all a chance to help a deserving kid take part in the experience of a lifetime," says Dave Newnham, President and Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "Once a child attends our camp, they return home with a more positive attitude and greater confidence about their future."
In addition to meeting members of the Wheat Kings at the 18th Street location, fans will have a chance to win a number of great prizes including a autographed prize package from the Western Hockey League club.
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation started in 1975 in Parry Sound, Ontario with just one camp and 200 kids. It now operates six year round camps across North America and has served more than 175,000 kids through its programs.
The Foundation's programming has also grown over the past 37 years. Children attend one of three types of programs offered, including a traditional summer camp, a year round camp serving schools and youth groups in the fall, winter and spring, as well as a five-level program focused on building lifelong leadership skills.
"The support that we see from our communities year after year is outstanding and goes a long way toward changing a child's life," says Newnham. "The success of Camp Day wouldn't be possible without our loyal guests and dedicated Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members.
ABOUT TIM HORTONS:
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America, based on market capitalization and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes. As of April, Tim Hortons had 4,042 systemwide restaurants, including 3,315 in Canada. More information about the company can be found at www.timhortons.com
ABOUT CRAIG AND RHONDA PARDY:
The Pardys have been a tremendous supporter of both this camp and the WHL's Wheat Kings since opening their first location in Brandon. The Pardys now own and operate five restaurants in Brandon (18th Street, Trans Canada Highway, Victoria Avenue, Brandon Regional Health Centre and Shoppers Mall) as well as the highway location in Virden.