MEDIA COVERAGE

Press Release
September, 2005

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign Raises $8,745.40 for the Lifeline Public Access Defibrillator Program

Community support has never tasted so good!

North Bay:- Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign was a sweet success with $8,745.40 being raised for the Lifeline Public Access Defibrillator Program. Over 11,200 of the tasty double-sized chocolate chip cookies were sold between September 12th and 18th at the nine Tim Hortons locations in North Bay.

A special cheque will be presented to the Lifeline Public Access Defibrillator Program this coming Thursday @ 9:30 a.m. At Pete Palangio Arena (Doublerinks), where the defibrillator is now located. Peter Chirico, who is Deputy Mayor and also "champion" for the Defibrillator program, will also be on hand.

"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who bought a cookie and helped to make this campaign a success," said Tim Hortons Store Owner Ken Coughlin representing local store owners who also include Peter Moffat. "The Smile Cookie campaign is a great way to help to raise awareness for the Lifeline Public Access Defibrillator Program and ensure that the funds raised in our community stay in our community. I think that's something we can all smile about!"

Each "Smile Cookie" sold for $1 (tax excluded) with the proceeds going towards the Lifeline Public Access Defibrillator Program.

Tim Hortons is Canada's largest coffee and fresh baked goods chain with more than 2,490 locations across the country, and a steadily growing base of 265 stores in the United States. Locally they sponsor many worthwhile causes including Earn-A-Bike, Timbits Hockey and Soccer, A community clean up day and Skyhawks Hockey to name a few.

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For more information, please contact either store owner above or:

John McLellan
Regional Marketing Manager
Northern Ontario---Tim Hortons.
Phone: (705) 476-7592