Tim Hortons sends thousands of smiles to local healthcare

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

The Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons exceeded their goal to sell 5,000 cookies during this year’s Smile Cookie Week from Sept. 19 to 25. In fact, a total of 6,794 cookies were sold, resulting in a $6,794 donation to St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) for local healthcare. SFVHF raises money for its three partners, including St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care. This was the eighth year that the Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons has held Smile Cookie Week, and since 2015, a total of $45,479.00 has been raised for local healthcare (that’s 45,479 cookies!) Thank you to local Tim Hortons owners Jason and Olena Armstrong and staff, the more than 20 volunteers who decorated cookies, and everyone who supported the cause. Above at the recent cheque presention: SFVHF Executive Director Erin Gienow, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care Clinical Director Dylaina Wood, Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons Owner Jason Armstrong, SFVHF Board of Directors member Bruce Willmer, Valley Manor Director of HR and Finance Stacey McDonald, Tim Hortons Manager Chantal Kedroskie and St. Francis Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer Greg McLeod. Photo submitted.

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