Another successful Tim Horton’s Camp Day in the Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby area yesterday.
Proceeds from coffee and bracelet sales at the eight Tim’s outlets yesterday are used to send children from low income families to summer camps.
Local owner Dan Currie says the restaurants in the region raised $21,500.
“So all this money gets sent to head office and they distribute the monies to the seven different camps and then we send approximately 16 kids to the camps for each area.”
He says it’s a special opportunity for the kids.
“They build up kids confidence. They’re not just a fun summer camp. These are experience camps. These kids really develop their personal skills from them.”
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation operates seven camps across North America.
They include a graduate program.
“People that were selected years ago, they go back every year and they become counsellors and they get a scholarship to go to university and they become teachers and professionals.”
The closest camp is Kananaskis in Alberta, but Dan says there are plans to open one somewhere in BC.