Tim Hortons Helping To Bring Youth & Community Together At Multicultural Canada Day In Peterborough

Each year, Mithila Ballal’s South Asian dancers look forward to performing at the Multicultural Canada Day Festival in Peterborough.

“The children love participating in this community-centred event,” says Ballal. “Dance provides young children with various benefits such as physical and cognitive development, social awareness and emotional maturity.”

Left to right:  Dancers Shweta, Shreya, Calvin, and Prutha proudly wear their Tim Hortons Camp bracelets at New Canadians Centre

Left to right: Dancers Shweta, Shreya, Calvin, and Prutha proudly wear their Tim Hortons Camp bracelets at New Canadians Centre

Through Bharathanatyam, the classical Indian form of dance the group will perform at the Multicultural Festival, Ballal says children are encouraged to express ideas which leads to a deeper understanding of their cultural background: “It builds their confidence and teaches them to empathize with people from other cultures as well," she says.

Presented by the New Canadians Centre (NCC) on Canada Day at Del Crary Park, the annual festival provides youth a great opportunity to perform in front of more than 10,000 people. “The event continues to grow and attract more performers, craft and food vendors every year,” says Yvonne Lai, Director of Community Development at the NCC.

“We are thrilled Tim Hortons is joining us as the Entertainment Sponsor for this year’s festival. Supporting youth to develop their talents, build skills and confidence is at the heart of our community development programs," adds Lai. "It’s wonderful to be working with Tim Hortons to encourage and empower youth to achieve success.”

From left to right:  Tim Hortons store owners Chris Smith, Greg Blair, Erika Howe-Gallagher, Stu and Roberta Hubble; dancers Prutha, Calvin, Magna, Mithila, Shreya, Shweta and Nirupama

From left to right: Tim Hortons store owners Chris Smith, Greg Blair, Erika Howe-Gallagher, Stu and Roberta Hubble; dancers Prutha, Calvin, Magna, Mithila, Shreya, Shweta and Nirupama

This family-friendly event celebrating community, diversity and inclusion runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Del Crary Park on Sunday, July 1st.

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Just A Zamboni At The Timmies Drive Thru In Lakefield

Photo: Roberta Hubble & Lakefield Herald

Photo: Roberta Hubble & Lakefield Herald

You never know what you'll see going through a Tim Hortons drive thru. On January 30th, Zamboni driver Graham Wilkins was coming from the Ontario Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield and decided to hit up the Timmies there for coffee.

Only in Canada, eh!?

Photo: Roberta Hubble & Lakefield Herald

Photo: Roberta Hubble & Lakefield Herald

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A Tim Hortons In Peterborough Wrote This Awesome Message To Peterborough Police

LOVE this community. Small gestures make a world of difference. Looking after each other. We have each other's back.

Look at what the Tim Hortons on Crawford Drive in Peterborough wrote on this coffee cup lid to a police officer...

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Just A Horse Drawn Sleigh Going Through Tim Hortons Drive-Thru In Lakefield

You never know what you're going to see at a Tim Hortons drive thru in the country. On Sunday (November 29th), for example, a horse drawn sleigh ride made a pit stop to fuel up at a drive thru in Lakefield, Ontario, before continuing on its merry way through the village.

Lakefield's Tim Rollwagen was there to tweet it out this picture.

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A Trent University Grad Won The Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts Contest

Jennifer Brown, who just graduated from Trent University with a biochemistry major, has won the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts Contest. Her idea—creme brulee-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter cups—topped 76,500 submissions for the $10,000 grand prize.

 

Brown battled it out with three other finalists in an online vote, and will now get to see her creation sold in Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada.

The four finalists had been chosen by a panel including Jason Priestley, Ben Mulroney, Jann Arden and Anna Olson.

Watch her winning pitch below to see why Love REESE'S® To Pieces rose above the competition, and look for it at Tim's in the coming months...

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The New Look Tim Hortons At Lansdowne & Ashburnham Is Spiffy

The Tim Hortons at Lansdowne and Ashburnham has gone through a major makeover, and is now open. It's looking pretty upscale. Feast your double double eyes on the facelift here...

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

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Horses Head To The Tim Hortons Drive-Through In Peterborough

Yep, even horses like Timmies. These ones were spotted at the one on Water Street today (April 20th)... Click the "This Just Happened" link below the photo to watch the video.

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PtboPic: Tim Horton's Employees In Ptbo Help Ambulance That Stalled In Drive-Thru

Reader Devon Ulrich sent us this picture of employees at the Tim Hortons on Hunter Street lending a helping hand to an ambulance that stalled in the drive-through.

[photo via Budget Smart Imaging]

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3 Arrested For Assaulting A Husband & Wife At Tim Hortons On George St.

From a Peterborough Lakefield Police Release today...

Assault Arrests:

Shortly after 2 a.m. on January 27, 2013 officers were dispatched to the Tim Hortons on George Street North for a fight that had taken place inside the restaurant. The victim, a 36 year old man, reported to police that he and his wife were at the Tim Hortons when he was attacked by two males and one female.  It appears the attack was unprovoked. The victim reported that during the assault he was punched, kicked and head-butted causing broken teeth and a broken nose. When the victim’s wife tried to intervene she reported to police that she was punched in the mouth by the female suspect. The male victim was taken to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he was treated for his injuries, which includes cuts and a broken nose. As a result of the investigation on Feb. 2, 2013 Christopher Walter Payne, 30, of Cochrane Road, was arrested and charged with assault cause bodily harm. On Feb. 4, 2013 the two remaining accused attended the police station where they were both arrested. Jessica Nadine White, 24, of Braidwood Avenue, is charged with assault. Stuart Wilfred Maracle, 30, of Braidwood Avenue, is charged with assault. All three accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21, 2013.

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A New Tim Hortons Is Coming To Peterborough

Only 0.5k away from the Tim Hortons at the Pioneer Gas Station at Brealey and Lansdowne, and 2.2k from the Tim Hortons on Lansdowne... will be the new home for a Tim Hortons for Peterborough's West end. Yes, the Rockhaven Centre at 1875-1913 Lansdowne Street beside our city's newest Shoppers Drug Mart will be a new place to grab a double double.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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