The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is back to bring even more smiles to communities across Canada. For one week starting September 23, Tim Hortons guests in Revelstoke can purchase a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 at participating restaurants, with 100% of the proceeds being generously donated by Tim Hortons restaurant owners to support the Community Connections Food Bank.
“It’s amazing to see the difference $1 can make,” said Donna Lecompte, Tim Hortons restaurant owner, Revelstoke. “We are proud of our ongoing commitment to Community Connections Food Bank and want to thank our loyal guests for their generous support of the Smile Cookie campaign year after year. We encourage everyone to visit us this week to get their own delicious Smile Cookie in support of a great cause.”
Locally, Revelstoke Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests have helped raise more than $10,000 for Community Connections Food Bank. $2,500 of that was raised last year, and Donna said she hopes to raise more this year
New this year, Canadians can send their friends and family a virtual Smile-o-Gram by visiting www.timhortons.com/smilecookie. Simply choose from a list of messages or create a custom message for your Smile-o-Gram then share via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Visit www.timhortons.com/smilecookie to learn more about the charities the Smile Cookie campaign supports across Canada or join the #Smile Cookie conversation at www.twitter.com/timhorton and www.facebook.com/TimHortons.
The North Columbia Environmental Society is holding a multi-media event for local youths on October 1 called Food For Thought.
Food for Thought is being staged at the Roxy Theate and gives young people an opportunity showcase their views on food security topics. The projects they create may include film, photography, art, music, presentations, research posters, phone apps… the list goes on.
Anyone between Grade 7 and 29 years old may enter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for the contest details.
“Food security is a hot topic,” said a statement form the NCES. “All people should physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate foods, which are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner.”
Projects that are entered into this contest really could be about any number of fascinating issues or subjects including; wildfoods, global food system, super foods, local foods, GMOs, organic vs. conventional farming, small-scale vs. industrial farming, ecosystem health, and so on, the statement said.
The NCES is seeking prices for this event as well as volunteers. If you’d like to help out please email the society at North Columbia Environmental Society email@example.com.