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June 3,2014(ISN) – Brandon, MB. — Your daily cup of Tim Hortons coffee and a donation could
make a world of difference to a child in Western Manitoba.

This Wednesday
is Tim Hortons Camp Day – the annual fundraiser that sends economically
disadvantaged youth to camp and several members of the Western Hockey League’s
Brandon Wheat Kings will be working the 18th Street location.

Joining
Willie, the Wheat Kings’ mascot will be Peter Quenneville, Quintin Lisoway,
Brett Kitt, Braylon Shmy and Jesse Gabrielle as well as graduating left-winger
Jens Meilleur.

While Willie will be on hand throughout the day,
Quenneville, Meilleur and Lisoway will be serving coffee from 11am – 12 noon.
Shmyr, Gabrielle and Kitt meanwhile will be helping out form 1 – 2pm. In
addition to having just completed his rookie season in the WHL, Kitt is coming
off a successful weekend that saw him lead his high school baseball team – the
Vincent Massey Vikings – to the Provincial Title.

On Camp Day, Tim
Hortons customers have the opportunity to buy a coffee and help send over 13,000
kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years
attend a 10-day summer camp session, or a 7-day winter camp session at one of
the Foundation’s six camps. All children who attend camp are selected by Tim
Hortons store owners, who work closely with local youth organizations and
schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at
camp.

“The outpouring of support that we receive from loyal Tim Hortons
customers is what makes Camp Day an overwhelming success each year,” says Dave
Newnham Vice President, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “Supporting Camp Day
gives economically disadvantaged kids the opportunity to experience a camping
adventure that will inspire them for years to come.”

During their stay at
camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities
designed to build self-confidence, self esteem and leadership skills. The
Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for
campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their
accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in
it.

The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is a non-profit charitable
organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day,
fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected
through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 over
108,000 children have attended a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their
families.

“The success of Camp Day, and ultimately the Tim Horton
Children’s Foundation, wouldn’t be possible without our loyal guests and the
generosity and dedication of Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members,”
added Newnham.

Tim Hortons has been a major Wheat Kings’
corporate partner since opening in Brandon and is the Presenting Sponsor of Tim
Bits Hockey during all Friday night home games during the regular season.

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