Takes home $5,000 in Tim Hortons' Tim Cards ®
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Joseph Mitchell's special childhood memories spent with his father at Tim Hortons, won him $5,000 in the Share a Moment, Share a Coffee contest, to spend sharing more special moments over a cup of Tim Hortons coffee. Mitchell, a father of three girls from Halifax, Nova Scotia was awarded his prize last week.
"Tim Hortons was, for us, a sacred place; a place where father and son memories were formed, where hard work together was celebrated," Mitchell wrote in his submission. "It was in these moments around Tim's coffee and doughnuts that I felt Dad's loving eyes fixed upon me. No distractions. Just Dad and me. It was in these moments that my self-worth soared. I could do anything in the world because my father believed in me."
Mitchell, who now works as a youth pastor with children from the largest public housing community in Halifax, has devoted his life to passing on the love he shared with his father to children who have not been as fortunate.
"Winning this contest means that I now have the means to share quality moments with dozens of young people in my community," said Mitchell. "The beautiful, mentorship moments I had with Dad have multiplied a hundredfold."
In September, Tim Hortons invited guests to tell their coffee stories online in the Share a Moment, Share a Coffee contest. Favourite memories, moments and funny stories were submitted at everycup.ca/shareamomentcontest, through text, pictures, videos, even webcam, as well as on the Tim Hortons Facebook page at facebook.com/TimHortons
Ten finalists were selected by Tim Hortons and Mitchell was chosen as the grand prize winner through an online vote.
"Thousands of amazing stories were submitted by Tim Hortons fans across the country. It was a tough job to choose just 10 finalists," said Glenn Hollis, VP Brand Marketing and Advertising, Tim Hortons. "Joseph Mitchell's recollection of his special memories with his father over Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts was heartwarming and easy to relate to. We are so happy to hear he is continuing that tradition with his family and with the many deserving children he works with."
Mitchell's complete winning entry can be found at http://bit.ly/vVzul4
Tim Hortons is Canada's leading quick-service restaurant destination for coffee, selling approximately two billion cups a year globally. The annual True Stories campaign and Share a Moment, Share a Coffee contest reflects how Tim Hortons has become an important part of everyday life and shared meaningful moments for Canadians.
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, espresso-based specialty coffees including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso-flavoured shots, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of October 2nd, 2011, Tim Hortons had 3,871 systemwide restaurants, including 3,225 in Canada, 645 in the United States and one in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com
Image with caption: "Joseph Mitchell of Halifax, winner of the Tim Hortons Share a Moment, Share a Coffee contest, accepts his $5,000 in Tim Hortons' Tim Cards from Halifax restaurant owner, Adam Smith. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111205_C4137_PHOTO_EN_7855.jpg
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