Camp Day deemed a success


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

More than 18,000 youth from across Canada, including a pair from Neepawa, will go to camp this year thanks to your generous support during Tim Hortons Camp Day. The annual fundraiser, held on Wednesday, June 3, saw all the proceeds from coffee sales donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to send kids from low-income homes on a camp experience. Tim Hortons was able to raise $12.4 million in total on a national level. 

Neepawa franchise owner Anthony Chwaluk said they’re very proud to support this effort.

“This year, two young girls will have the opportunity to attend camp from the Neepawa area,” said Chwaluk. “All the coffee proceeds [during Camp Day] go towards the foundation. It’s great to see how much people got behind the day and assisted with sending young people from across the country to camp.”

On top of that fundraiser, The local Tim Hortons branch had a little extra fun by adding a pie in the face contest. Three members of the Tim Hortons team raised additional cash, with the individual who brought in the most support getting pied. An extra $315.00 was brought in from that effort.  The ‘winner’ of the honour was Christine Crabbe, who said it was great to be able to generate some extra excitement and cash to help these kids to go to camp.

“None of us wanted to get the pie, but it was all for a good cause,” said Crabbe. “So, right after the fact, a pie in the face is a little gross but knowing we’ve help to send kids to camp makes it a little bit easier.”