Annual Smile Cookie campaign launches on September 14th in support of Healthcare

CRANBROSmile Cookie logoOK, BC – September 10, 2015 – Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbrook with the kickoff of the annual Smile Cookie campaign.  For one week starting on Monday, Tim Hortons guests can purchase a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 at participating restaurants in Cranbrook, with 100 percent of the proceeds proudly donated by Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners to support the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and EKFH.

“We are thrilled to bring the annual Smile Cookie campaign back to our Cranbrook stores in support of the auxiliary and foundation,” shares Matt Gareau, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner in Cranbrook.       “Thanks to our loyal guests and their ongoing support proceeds from the cookie campaign is able to purchase much-needed medical equipment for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. This makes us very proud!”

This year’s campaign will fund the purchase of a portable cordless drill set for the orthopedic department.     This type of surgical equipment gives surgeons unmatched precision and reliability.   The orthopedic surgery tool is powerful and lightweight and features a single hand piece for drilling, reaming, and sawing.

The delicious smile cookies can be purchased at both Tim Hortons locations, from the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary (in the hospital lobby or at the thrift shop) or through pre-orders from East Kootenay Foundation for Health (call 250 489-6481 or email:[email protected]).

What began as a way to fundraise for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario in 1996, has grown into a major fundraising event across North America.

Tim Hortons is building on what it started in 2014 and is asking Canadians to share their Smile Cookie Selfies with friends and family. Simply take a picture of yourself with your delicious Smile Cookie then share via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #SmileCookie.

Visit to learn more about the charities the Smile Cookie campaign supports across Canada or join the #SmileCookie conversation at and “

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products.  As of June 29, 2014, Tim Hortons had 4,546 systemwide restaurants, including 3,630 in Canada, 866 in the United States and 50 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at