Vancouver Sun : 2020-04-11

PANDEMIC : 23 : NP7

PANDEMIC

NP7 nationalpo­st.com VANCOUVER SUN, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020 WARM WISHES FOR THE WEEKEND. We Canadians will be spending the long weekend in our homes. Some of us will be alone; some with immediate family. We will be connected on phones and through video and we will all be talking about what is happening in the world and when life will get back to normal. This weekend will be a good time to pause and reflect on what is still good in the world, especially when so much around us has changed. We are seeing the best of Canada emerging in our communitie­s. We are seeing individual­s and local businesses rallying together to support those in the most need – led by our heroic health-care workers and other care providers who are working around the clock to care for so many who need help. Tim Hortons restaurant­s across the country remain open to serve all of you in our communitie­s and serve our essential front-line workers. More than just serving our communitie­s, our 1,500 Tim Hortons restaurant owners across Canada have been giving back to our communitie­s as they have always done for 55 years. Marie Knott Fredericto­n is providing daily coffee and baked goods at a homeless shelter set up by the Downtown Community Health Centre in the local high school. Chris and Raelee Bays Bobcaygeon in have been dropping off coffee and donuts twice daily to the Pinecrest Long Term Care Home. Gary Burt St. John’s in has been supporting local fire and police dispatcher­s with deliveries of coffee, as well as donating hundreds of gift cards for The Gathering Place food bank. Jamie Pope Winnipeg in has been supporting the health-care workers running the COVID-19 assessment centres with coffee and baked goods. Tanya and John Paul Doucette Sylvan Lake, Penhold, Rocky Mountain House are providing free beverages to health-care workers in and Red Deer. Marwan and Angela Hage Toronto from are providing coffee and baked goods to long-term care homes. Tim Hortons has donated more than 60,000 pounds of food and supplies to food banks. Our coffee trucks have been on the road across Canada and have handed out more than 170,000 cups of coffee to health workers and truck drivers to simply say, “Thank you.” We have offered the use of 35 transport trucks and drivers to government­s in Canada to move essential supplies across provinces in the coming months. 100,000+ team members We want to deeply thank and acknowledg­e the who are coming to work every day in Tim Hortons restaurant­s and serving Canadians in our drive-thrus, take-out and through our home delivery partners. A month ago, we set up a fund to pay them if they are affected by COVID-19 and we are better protecting them and our guests by introducin­g more gloves, masks, frequent cleaning and plexiglass sheets in the restaurant­s. We want you to know that the whole Tim Hortons leadership team is guided by a simple principle of doing whatever it takes and whatever you would expect from hardworkin­g, good people. From our family to yours this weekend, please be healthy and take the time for a moment of hope that we will get through this together as a country, as neighbours and Canadians. With our best wishes, The Tim Hortons Leadership Team Hope Bagozzi Amir Fardshishe­h Lucy Grimm Chris Main Victor Siqueira Tricia Bhupsingh Mike Fera Mike Hancock Matt Moore Markus Sturm Julie Breau Duncan Fulton Trent Holfeld Brian Noviski Jolee Van Leuven Jon Domanko James Gregoire Mary Lowe Axel Schwan Kevin West

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