Watch their heartwarming Holiday story
The super friendly caring neighbours of Golf View Drive in Brampton were awarded the Grand Prize for the ‘Deck Your Street With Tims’ contest. As a result every household on the street was received a super rare and limited-edition Tim Hortons Holiday Bear? Canadians were asked to share their their story at news.timhortons.ca/deckyourstreetwithtims/.
The winners would receive the ‘Deck Your Street With Tims’ grand prize*, which includes their own Tim Hortons Holiday Bear, more to share with neighbours on their block, plus a special delivery of Tims goodies to share with everyone on their street. Five other winners could get their own Tim Hortons Holiday Bear.
In the Tim Hortons announcement of the winners they say say, “Because community is so important to Tims, to celebrate neighbourly bonds found within Canadian streets from coast-to-coast, the coffee shop put out a national call asking for people to share why they deserved to win Holiday Bears for their entire street.”
“After reviewing thousands of remarkable stories, on Monday, Tim Hortons celebrated the winning street – Golf View Drive in Brampton, Ont. – hosting a festive ‘Raising of the Bears’ ceremony, lining their street with Bears along with a delivery of sweet treats.”
Tim Hortons visited the winning street and created a heartwarming video about why how the neighbours are very close and continue to help and support each other not only during the pandemic but also through family tragedy and through many milestones that each individual family celebrates. In the video you will see that the street is in essence its own family.
Watch the video about why Golf View Drive in Brampton won the Grand Prize:
“Every December, we see Canadians get into the holiday spirit by going bigger and bigger with their decorations and creating moments of joy for everyone who sees their warm and welcoming displays. We wanted to gift some of our loyal fans who love Tim Hortons with a really fun and unique holiday decoration that will be a guaranteed showstopper and have neighbours asking to take selfies,” said Axel Schwan, president of Tim Hortons.
Almost 5,000 stories came in from across the country but it was Rosey Lazic’s from Golf View Drive in Brampton that shone through. One street’s sense of community, unity and togetherness couldn’t be beat. “Our amazing street functions like one bug family,” said one neighbour. “We shovel driveways together, we cut grass together, we drink coffee together,” said her husband, smiling through his mask.
by Terry Lankstead
photos and video supplied by Tim Hortons