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Over $20,000 raised in this year's Smile Cookie Campaign

In total $20,124.61 was raised to go to the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee
Just over $20,000 was raised during this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign. Photographed from the left owner of the Sylvan Lake Tim Hortons John-Paul Doucette stands with two of the many volunteers who took part in the campaign Sully the Gully and helper Kessy Lalor.

Just over $20,000 was raised during this year's Smile Cookie Campaign which was held from April 29 to May 5. 

The Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee (UCC) has plans to use the proceeds from the Campaign to purchase medical equipment for Sylvan Lake's Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (SLAACS). 

During the week of the campaign, the individuals who volunteered spent a total of 75 hours promoting Smile Cookie sales at the Tim Horton's drive-through and decorating cookies inside the restaurant.

In order to accomplish this, 160 volunteers were scheduled to come during different time slots, UCC Chair Susan Samson said. 

"Even when the temperatures dropped and the snow came, every volunteer showed up for their shift."

The promotion, enthusiasm, and baking skills of the entire staff at the Tim Horton's was also heavily relied on to achieve the amount of Smile Cookie sales. 

"What an incredible community we live in, to come together and raise over $20,000 in support of our Advance Ambulatory Care Service. We appreciate that year after year Lakers continue to support our Smile Cookie program," Samson said. 

"We are so grateful to our Team Members for all of their hard work, and for all the volunteers who took the time to raise awareness, funds, and decorate cookies," John-Paul Doucette, Restaurant Owner, Tim Hortons, Sylvan Lake said 




Sarah Baker

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