Categorized | FP, News

Tim’s snow day

The week could not have gotten off to a better start for the Tim Hortons team, regulars, and the Town of Grimsby.

“It was really tough to keep this a secret,” said Tim Hortons Grimsby owner Larry Thornley.

“I got a call about three weeks letting us know we were chosen. Only my wife, my daughter and one manager knew it was happening.”

What was happening was Thornley’s Main Street East Tim Hortons location was the sole outlet chosen from the 3,600-plus outlets across Canada for the company’s #Warm Wishes campaign.

A small army of corporate staff transformed the location overnight and what greeted staff and customers Monday at 5 a.m. was a vertiable, impromptu winter wonderland – complete with a snow-covered lawn and roof, plus all kinds of seasonal decorations.

Furniture in the interior had been switched out from the normal tables and chairs comfy leather armchairs and couches, with a fire place and hearth as well.

As part of the program, visitors to the log-cabin Tim’s could fill Warm Wishes cards with tales of someone who had done something nice in the community.

Many of these messages resulted in gestures such as coffee and Timbits for the night nurses coming off duty at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, a visit by therapy dogs to the Livingston Activity Centre and more.

As well, from now until Dec. 20, Canadians from coast to coast can use #WarmWishes on social media for a chance to win one of five donations of $5,000 for a charity of their choice.

“This is just great, a blessing. We are very honoured to have been chosen,” said Thornley.
The Warm Wishes Tim’s closes at 9 p.m, tonight (Monday).

**********

Frida Koumarelas of Beamsville takes a photo of the giant Warm Wishes coffee cup in the Main Street East Tim Hortons outlet in Grimsby today. Visitors could drop their Warm Wishes in the cup, many resulting in Tim’s paying forward the good deeds noted with a kind gesture of their own.
Williscraft – Photo

About newsnow

newsnow is published Thursday each week, going to every home in West Niagara and the Winona area. Click here to contact newsnow.
West Niagara Weather
9°
few clouds
humidity: 87%
wind: 2m/s SW
H 11 • L 9
14°
Sun
16°
Mon
16°
Tue
13°
Wed
9°
Thu

Upcoming Community Events

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    29
    Dec
    2017

    Catch The Ace

    Royal Canadian Legion Beamsville Branch 612
  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    Walking with Grief

    10 - 11 AMMcNally House
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    Being Present in Our Grief

    2 - 3:30 PMMcNally House
  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017

    Craft Show

    Mountainview Chxristian Reformed Church
For all Community Events, click here

September/October ClubWest now available online

Seeking Employment?

Total jobs: 564
Best Version Media
  |  Grimsby, Ontario
 - 20 Oct 2017

Job Description. Join one of the Fastest Growing, Private, Media Companies in Canada. Best Version Media (BVM) is looking nationwide for entrepreneurs and professionals who desire...

Best Version Media
  |  Lincoln, Ontario
 - 20 Oct 2017

Job Description. Join one of the Fastest Growing, Private, Media Companies in Canada. Best Version Media (BVM) is looking nationwide for entrepreneurs and professionals who desire...

Phoenix Intl Inc
  |  Hamilton, Ontario
 - 20 Oct 2017

Job Description. Want more responsibility in Customer Service than answering phones and making copies.. Who we are. Phoenix Intl is an innovative company we value and thrive on ne...

neuvoo job search jobs

Our Facebook Page

Subscribe to our newsnow posts

Enter your email address to subscribe here and receive notifications of new posts by email.

newsnow

100% Niagara owned and operated.
49 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1R3
289 235 9500
SiteLock