Each year the anticipation of rolling up the rim and winning the big prize compelled our group of retired regulars to buy even more than the usual amount of cups of coffee per session. The number of cups sitting on the table after the rim roll led to discussions of how we should try to recycle these cups (use them at a picnic for example). So we took turns rounding up the empty cups and taking them home. In October 2005 the cups made their first reappearance when a grandchild was born. Creative recycling had resulted in a variety of baby gifts -a Tim Hortons mobile, a woven blanket, a rattle, a bib and bonnet, spoon and fork all made with bright red and yellow recycled cups. As each gift was brought forth the laughter was never ending.
It is now 2011. We have continued the tradition of collecting the cups every year and challenging our creativity to produce imaginative gifts which are a labour of love, laughter, friendships and of course coffee. Thanks Tim Hortons.