Tim Hortons, located outside Invermere at the crossroads on Hwy. 93/95, will be holding the annual Tim Hortons Camp Day once again on June 1.
This annual event helps to raise money to send children from the community on a fantastic camping adventure.
All coffee sales during the 24-hour period on Camp Day go towards this cause, and residents are invited to volunteer pouring coffee to help with the event. “It’s always been great, people want to have the experience,” said Donna Chen, owner of Tim Hortons. “People don’t realize how much goes into making coffee.”
Chen went on to say that, “Sometimes we get so many people who want to volunteer we can’t accept them all, because we can only have so many people helping behind the counter.” This year’s Camp Day will feature face-painting, an auction, musical entertainment, and more. Tim Hortons will also have putting at Copper Point Golf Course, where golfers can make a donation for Camp Day before tee-off. Funds raised from the Camp Day events and putting also go towards sending local children out to camps.
“It’s about giving back to the community,” said Chen.
Two boys, selected from local schools, will be given the opportunity to go camping in Kananaskis, Alberta, for 10 days. Tim Hortons is also in the midst of its Rent-A-Tent fundraiser, where customers can donate one dollar to go towards sending children to camp. The Rent-A-Tent program will end on June 1. Tim Hortons Camp Day has sent more than 130,000 children to Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camps since 1974. Last year’s event raised over $9.7 million. There is no cost for families for the children to be sent to these camps for a fun summer adventure, and the program has helped thousands of deserving children across the country.