Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Eastyn Chatsworth, Ontario

Fair address: Grey Roots Regional Heritage Fair

Project: "A Little Taste of Home"

Do you enjoy the warmth of a Tim Horton's cup of coffee?  Meet the man behind the brand:  Tim Horton.  Learn about him as a successful hockey player, an accomplished entrepreneur who had a vision, and how his legacy has helped to shape Canada's identity.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Before investigating Tim's life, specifically his brand: The Tim Horton's restaurant chain. I thought of Tim Hortons as a great place to eat. But what I soon learned, was it is more than that. Yes, Tim Hortons is an eating and meeting place, but it's also a giving place. Tim Hortons gives back to the communities in which it resides in many helpful ways, which is one of the most important reasons why it has helped to shape Canada's identity.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that Tim Horton's hockey career, along with his entrepreneurship was a great success and has made a long-lasting impact throughout Canada. I believe that Tim was a role model to young and old, both on and off the ice, by showing commitment, determination and a strong value system towards his endeavours. This is an important message that will help to inspire all Canadians.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Throughout my investigation of Tim Horton and his accomplishments, I learned that one person CAN make a difference. Tim's actions have taught me that if you work hard and dream big, great things will be accomplished. This life lesson is timeless for EVERYONE (including myself!), to help them achieve what they believe in, while helping others along the way.

  • Michael Turcotte

    Thanks for correcting me. I thought Tim Horton's first shop was in North Bay. Now I know it was in Hamilton. As a former teacher, you would have been a great student to have in my class. Keep Dreaming Big Eastyn!
    05/11/2014 2:29:26 PM

  • Marg Graham

    Congratulations Eastyn. Well done.
    21/10/2014 11:35:46 AM

  • Eastyn Klages - 2014 Young Citizen

    Thank-You to everybody for your support. It means a lot to me and reminds me just how great my community is.

    Thanks again,

    15/07/2014 12:50:09 PM

  • Wig

    Wonderful job Toad!! I am so proud of are right- "if you work hard and dream big, great things can happen." Eastyn you are proof of that in so many ways!!
    11/07/2014 7:20:44 PM

  • Sherrie Stevens

    Great video Eastyn--best of luck!!
    10/07/2014 9:25:33 PM

  • Kevin McIinnis

    I was a former Tim Horton Owner. You did a great report on Tim all the best
    10/07/2014 5:17:20 PM

  • Alex

    3 words: brilliant absolutely brilliant!!!
    09/07/2014 5:30:42 PM

  • Amanda W (young citizen 2014)

    Great job this video was awesome! It was great learning about the history of Tim Horton. Thanks for sharing!

    — Amanda W – 2014 Young Citizen

    09/07/2014 10:01:51 AM

  • Chloe - Young Citizen 2014

    I never knew that Tim Horton played hockey. I found this video interesting because I go to Tims when I travel. Good luck!

    — Chloe R – 2014 Young Citizen

    08/07/2014 7:47:58 PM

  • C White

    Canadians do love our Tim Horton's. Congratulations on being an Ontario Young Citizen.
    08/07/2014 12:28:21 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.