Fernie coffee lovers did more with their regular cup of caffeine on Wednesday, June 3 than just filling a daily ritual.
Fernie’s Tim Hortons location participated in the company’s charitable Camp Day — a program held on the first Wednesday of June that has helped to send thousands of underprivileged children across the country to camp.
“It’s a program that, as a brand, we are extremely proud of,” said Fernie Tim hortons co-owner Wayne Varty. “This is a program that allows children who may otherwise never had access to kayaking, to starting a fire, to pitching a tent that opportunity.”
All of the proceeds from today’s coffee sales as well additional donations in the form of ‘tents’ and ‘cabins’ from Tim Hortons patrons went towards Camp Day.
The Fernie location’s funds will be put towards the Kananaskis Country Children’s Ranch in Alberta, the closest of the seven Tim Hortons camps scattered across the country.
Varty added, “It isn’t just your typical camp experiences we’re giving these kids. It’s the chance to socialize with other children, to make friends and acquire practical skills.”