Submitted by EKFH on 03-09-2013

Annual cookie fundraiser runs September 23-27, 2013

Cranbrook, BC– Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbrook with the launch of the annual Smile Cookie fundraiser. For one week starting September 23, Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Cranbrook will generously donate all proceeds from sales of a special smiling chocolate chunk cookie to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary. The $1 treat helps charities, hospitals and community programs across Canada in the cities where they are sold. For EKFH and CHCA this means the opportunity to purchase two reclining phlebotomy chairs for the Ambulatory Care Department and a broda chair for the 3rd floor at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

“On behalf of all restaurant owners and team members in Cranbrook, I would like to thank our loyal guests for their generosity and support of the Smile Cookie campaign,” said Matt Gareau, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner in Cranbrook. “Tim Hortons is thrilled to support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary with the funds raised and brings smiles to so many people’s faces. We welcome everyone to come in during Smile Cookie week at either of our Tim Hortons outlets or drop by the regional hospital to buy a delicious freshly-baked Smile Cookie in support of a great cause. “

Since 2006 the Cranbrook Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign and the generosity from cookie purchasers has benefitted from over $55,200 in funding for various pieces of equipment for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital such as equipment for the surgical and diagnostic imaging areas, pediatrics unit and a special therapeutic activity room.

For more information on how the Smile Cookie campaign supports communities across Canada, please visit http://www.timhortons.com/smilecookie

‘Like’ Tim Hortons on Facebook at facebook.com/timhortons and follow @TimHortons on Twitter to join the #SmileCookie conversation.

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.