Members of the DRPS stepped behind the counter on June 5 at Tim Hortons, greeting guests and serving coffee in support of Camp Day. Chief Mike Ewles and CAO Stan MacLellan participated in the first shift at the Tim Hortons location within the Regional Municipality of Durham building in the morning, and Deputy Chief Paul Martin lent a helping hand in the afternoon.
Proceeds from each coffee sold are used to help send kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford it, on the camping adventure of a lifetime. The kids, between age nine to 12, get the chance to attend a 10-day summer camp, or a seven-day winter camp at one of the six camp locations operated by the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.
At Regional Headquarters, Chief Ewles, CAO MacLellan, and D/Chief Martin were handing customers their order, and encouraging them to buy paper tents and cabins to support the event. The paper tents were selling for $1, while the cabins went for $5, and offered a way to additionally support the charity in conjunction with coffee sales.
Five DRP members and 43 youths spent three days at a Tim Hortons camp in March of this year, and enjoyed some winter activities like snowshoeing and tubing, tested their archery skills, and created some arts and crafts projects. The camp director was so impressed with the group that arrangements were made to bring 100 Durham youths next year.
Last year Camp Day helped send more than 15,000 Canadian kids on camping adventures and a record $11-million dollars was raised for the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation. Kids who attend the camps are from within the communities where Tim Hortons restaurants are located.
For more information or to donate online visit www.timhortons.com/camp_day. Donations of $5 can also be made by texting “CAMP” to 45678.
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Chief Ewles serves up some coffee (JPG file, 346.0K bytes)
CAO Stan MacLellan makes sure it's "Always Fresh" (JPG file, 372.1K bytes)
D/Chief Martin Handing Customer a Coffee (JPG file, 467.5K bytes)