Tim Hortons® launches new Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon online video series in celebration of 2016-17 Hockey Season

Tim Hortons launches a hat trick of 'Tims Run' videos plus World Cup of Hockey 2016 Partnership to celebrate the start of the 2016-17 Hockey Season

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons celebrates the start of the 2016-17 hockey season today with the launch of a three-part online video series featuring Pittsburgh Penguins® captain Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche® centre Nathan MacKinnon making a surprise Tims Run™ in their home province of Nova Scotia.

This year, Sid and Nate hit the road to surprise a ball hockey team mid-game and bring a well-deserved coffee break to a dedicated team of firefighters at a local Halifax Fire Station. The three-part series is now available for viewing on Tim Hortons' YouTube channel, YouTube.com/timhortons.

"There really isn't anything more Canadian than a Tims Run, so I'm glad Nate and I were able to team up with Tim Hortons again this year and take it to the next level," says Sidney Crosby. "We both love being out in our communities whenever we get the chance and it was fun to surprise some of the people at home in Nova Scotia. This was a great way for us to kick off the hockey season and build on last year's amazing experience."

At the same time, Tim Hortons is celebrating its sponsorship of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 in Restaurants across the country building on a rich history of supporting hockey in Canada. Tim Hortons will be celebrating in the following ways:

  • A new cup design cheering on Team Canada will be introduced in restaurants starting now
  • Guests who purchase Tim Hortons at-home products at local grocery retailers or in-restaurant will receive a free 10-pack of Timbits® any day Team Canada plays during the tournament. All guests have to do is take their purchase receipt to a participating Tim Hortons Restaurant.
  • Local Timbits® hockey players will be taking centre ice during the intermission of four World Cup of Hockey games during the opening weekend.
  • Tim Hortons will be celebrating alongside hockey enthusiasts at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village in Toronto's Distillery District providing fans with Canada's favourite coffee.

Show your love of hockey and join the celebration in-restaurant or online:

Subscribe to Tim Hortons on Youtube, youtube.com/TimHortons

Like Tim Hortons on Facebook, facebook.com/TimHortons
Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter, @TimHortons
Follow Tim Hortons on Instagram, @TimHortons
Add Tim Hortons on Snapchat, timhortons

*Bottled Iced Capp ® not included

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 www.timhortons.com.

About Restaurant Brands International
Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with approximately $23 billion in system sales and over 19,000 restaurants in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Restaurant Brands International owns two of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS® and BURGER KING®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 50 years. To learn more about Restaurant Brands International, please visit the Company's website at www.rbi.com.

SOURCE Tim Hortons

Image with caption: "Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon team up with Tim Hortons to hit the road making a surprise Tims Run™ in a three-part video series now available on Tim Hortons’ YouTube channel, YouTube.com/timhortons (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160907_C2337_PHOTO_EN_766854.jpg

Image with caption: "Tim Hortons® introduces a new cup design to celebrate the World Cup of Hockey 2016 (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160907_C2337_PHOTO_EN_766856.jpg

For further information: please contact: mediainquiries@timhortons.com


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