Start the New Year off Right by Changing Your Shoes!

January 8, 2018

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to have a better impact on your community? It is as easy as changing your shoes!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 24th, 2018. Last year this event raised over $90,000, with more than 900 bowlers coming out to support the event. Title and Corporate sponsors ensure that all funds raised through event pledges go directly to fund mentoring programs right here in Lanark County. Changing a child’s life is as easy as changing your shoes!

The event is a straight forward fundraiser – interested participants can call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office and register their group. Each team receives a kit that includes pledge sheets, and is encouraged to raise funds to support the agency’s mentoring programs. Teams book a lane through the agency and then come out and bowl on the February 24th in one of three locations generously supporting the fundraiser; Gratton Lanes in Smiths Falls, Vision Lanes in Carleton Place and the Perth Civitan Club. Don’t worry if you’re not a bowler – it’s a fun time where neighbours come together for a great cause! Remember – It’s not about the bowling!

New traditions have started in recent years, with Nintendo Wii bowling now being the format in Perth. Live music there adds to the fun, with performers this year including Terry Tufts, Jeff Kohl, In Hard Times, Briana Kelford, Julie Kevan and Peter Brown, and Landon Bedor. Nintendo Wii bowling is great for seniors groups, young children, and everyone in between! The music adds a lot of fun to the atmosphere – be sure to try it this year!

Traditional bowling happens in Smiths Falls and Carleton Place; it’s a fun way to reconnect with friends, family or co-workers and enjoy a great day out.

Your team can be as small as two people or as large as your whole company or large family. There is no minimum amount to raise. There is room for everyone, and every dollar matters.

For teams participating in Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, funds can also be raised on line, which makes asking for money a whole lot easier!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a not for profit volunteer driven organization which helps children develop to their unique potential through consistent, dependable and unconditional adult friendship. The agency has been a part of the Lanark County community for more than 44 years. Over that time

thousands of children have seen the benefit of a caring adult; someone to share their lives with, someone that they can confide in and look up to.

Local Corporations have covered all the overhead costs of the event, which means that all funds raised by teams go directly to fund mentoring programs for local children. These sponsors include; Tim Hortons as Title Sponsor, Corporate Sponsors, Arthur J. Gallagher, 92.3 Jack FM, Canadian Tire, Guy Saumure & Sons Construction LTD., Hinton Dodge Chrysler, Cogeco, Eaton, Pankow Financial Solutions Ltd., Stoncor Group, and TD, and Alley Sponsors, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation, Perth Civitan Club, and Rob Roy’s Pub. Please support businesses that support mentoring in Lanark County.

For more information about getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County or participating in The Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, please contact the agency office at 613-283-0570 or check out their website at



TIM HORTONS®, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of June 30, 2016, TIM HORTONS® had more than 4,400 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. More information about the Company is available at

For more information:


Beth Sinclair or Jennifer Miller

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County



Christine Beaudrie

Tim Hortons