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June 6th Is Camp Day.

Posted by gottabkd on Monday, June 4, 2007

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Everyone loves a good coffee and Tim Horton’s provides Canadians some of that. Tim’s, or Timmie’s as they are affectionately  known is the Starbucks of Canada, with a “shop on every corner“. It is the number one place for coffee, sandwiches, donuts (although they no longer make their own) and 24 hour service. Yummo!

Tim Horton’shas more than 2,723 stores across Canada and is also publicly traded on the NYSE and TSX (THI).

Yup, that’s right the New York Stock Exchange. There’s even a number of locations scattered throughout the USA, and can presently be found in Michigan, Maine, Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. To us Canadians who travel to the USA, that’s a big Woo Who!

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The founder, Tim Horton, was born in Cochrane, Ontario on January 12, 1930. He was later signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1949, played on four Stanley Cup teams, was an All-Star player six times and was well liked by all.
He opened the first official store in the town of Hamilton, Ontario in 1964. He also realized that his hockey career would not last forever and sought to find a clever way to supplement his hockey salary. After many summers of hustling to make an off-season living, Tim decided to try his luck in the coffee and donut business. In 1967, with three stores in operation, Tim became full partners with a former police officer who was the franchisee of Tim Horton’s 1st Store: his name is Ron Joyce. Since then, Tim’s signature coffee shops have become a prominent fixture in the Canadian landscape.

After Tim’s death in 1974, due to a tragic car accident, Ron Joyce began the The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation: which was established to honour Tim Horton’s love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate.

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That’s why on June 6th every year, the Tim’s chains donate all the proceeds from the “coffee money” earned that day to support the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation. A foundation that helps “send a kid to camp “. This enables children from all over Canada to spend some time away from their own situations, in the fresh air of the great outdoors.
A very good thing indeed!


So on June 6th, let’s all head to Tim Horton’s for coffee and help send a kid to camp. It’s the least we could do….

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