The Castlegar branch of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets was the recipient of the proceeds from this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.
Tim Hortons owners Chris and Kathy Sykes presented the cadets with a cheque for $1,838. Each year Tim Hortons owners are allowed to choose a local charity that will benefit from the campaign.
The Sykes were very pleased with the sales,;this year’s cookie sales were 67 per cent higher than any previous year.
Kathy said, “It is nice when you can see where it is going. It is always extra cool when it is for kids. It’s neat to see the excitement.”
During the Smile Cookie campaign, cadets were on hand at the store to open doors, greet customers and help where they could.
The leaders expressed that the compliments and support from the community was amazing. The money will be set aside for the purpose of building a new cadet hall.
The current hall is over 60 years old and in need of replacement.
Parent committee chair Dan MacDonald explained their vision, “I would like to see the building we build become a legacy for the kids.”