Camp Day helps local children

Buy a coffee at Tim Hortons June 1 to support the cause

Tim Hortons Camp Day takes place June 1, when 100 per cent of coffee sales proceeds that day help send local children to camp.

100 Mile House Tim Hortons owner Steve MacPhail says the community and his restaurant help to send two children from the South Cariboo to camp each year with the funds raised from local coffee sales.

Through working with the local elementary school principals to identify the best candidates to benefit from attending the free camp and the support of the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation, the past successes have been “tremendous,” he adds.

“There are some amazing stories … [with] the success that happens with a lot of these kids. It could be a life-changing event for them.

“I’ve heard the kids speak to our group of franchisees before, and a lot of times there isn’t a dry eye in the room. It’s just amazing some of the success stories these kids bring back.”

Fundraising activities and fun games will take place throughout the day, and a barbecue tent will be set up in the parking lot selling hotdogs and cold drinks between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

As usual, this year will see volunteers participating with coffee sales and fundraising, including at the hotdog tent.

“The RCMP and firefighters always come out, and the ambulance guys and gals … it’s a lot of fun.

“We heartily invite everybody out to buy a coffee and support the children.”