INSPIRED BY AN ARTICLE IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL, NO, NOT RECENT (SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1997) BUT FROM BACK-IN-THE-DAY, WHEN WE HAD SPONSORS FOR CANADIAN FASHION.
CANADIAN FASHION NEEDS FUNDING.
AS WE CAN NO LONGER GAIN CAPITOL FROM THE BIG-BAD-FOR-US-BECAUSE-THEY-ARE-ADDICTIVE, NOT TO MENTION HUGELY HAZARDOUS TO OUR HEALTH, TOBACCO AND LIQOUR GIANTS, WHO’S FUNDS WERE A LARGE HELP IN KEEPING OUR FASHION INDUSTRY AFLOAT, WE ARE LEFT ADRIFT.
WE NEED NEW SPONSORS: CANADIAN SPONSORS FOR CANADIAN FASHION.
SO, WATCHING THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET, I SEE NOT-ONE-BUT-TWO POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
ONE-IN-THE-LEFT-HAND AND ONE-IN-THE-RIGHT, YES, THE NEXT HIGHLY-ADDICTIVE-AND-NOW-OBIQUITOUS, COFFEE-CUP-IN-ONE-AND-THE CELL-PHONE-IN-THE-OTHER GIANTS!
NO I AM NOT JOKING.
STARTING WITH THAT-IN-ONE-HAND, THE COFFE GIANTS:
STARBUCKS, NOPE, AMERICAN.
TIM HORTONS, OUR VERY OWN AND VERY ICONIC AND FINANCIALLY VIABLE (READ BELOW *1), A WINNER!
OR 2ND CUP, NOT QUITE SO ICONICALLY-CANADIAN, BUT STILL ONE-OF-THE-OH-SO-VISIBLE-CUPS-IN-HAND WITH SOME FINANCIAL CLOUT (SEE BELOW*2), A VERY VIABLE OPTION.
CELL / SMART PHONES:
WELL I AM SURE APPLE IS A NO-GO.
BUT, THERE IS A VERY-WELL-KNOWN-CANADIAN-IN-THE-CROWD, BLACKBERRY
(SEE BELOW *3)
The Tim Hortons chain was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario. The chain’s focus on top quality, always fresh product, value, great service and community leadership has allowed it to grow into the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada specializing in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches.
In December 2014, Tim Hortons became wholly owned by Restaurant Brands International, a public company whose common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol QSR.
Our guiding mission is to deliver superior quality products and services for our guests and communities through leadership, innovation and partnerships.
Our vision is to be the quality leader in everything we do
Tims and Burger King will officially become one Dec. 12, the companies said Friday. Tim Hortons coffee coming to a Burger King near you?
By Jamie Sturgeon
Consumer Affairs Reporter
Burger King Worldwide, Inc. will be the new owner of Tim Hortons Inc. in all likelihood by Friday afternoon. Or rather, Canada’s biggest coffee chain will be a division of Restaurant Brands International.
Restaurant Brands International (RBI?) is the name of the new Canadian company that’ll house both Tims and Burger King and be based in Oakville, Ont., where Tim Hortons currently resides.
If the name lacks imagination, it’s at least forthright. “The name reflects the new company’s global scale and reach,” the two fast-food chains said in a statement.
The new company, which will become the third-largest fast-food chain on the planet, will operate some 18,000 locations with plans to open many more “at a significantly greater pace” than what Tim Hortons had previously planned.
“As part of Restaurant Brands International, Tim Hortons will remain an independent, iconic Canadian brand, but with significant opportunities to accelerate our brand development around the world,” Marc Caira, Tims chief executive said.
Second Cup is incorporated and domiciled in Canada. The address of its registered office is 6303 Airport Road, 2nd Floor, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1R8.
The common shares of Second Cup are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SCU.”
THE SHORT FORM:
BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion Limited, is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company best known to the general public as the developer of the BlackBerry brand.
Stock price: BB (TSE) $12.56 +0.24 (+1.95%)
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CEO: John S. Chen
Founded: 1984, WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Founders: Douglas Fregin, Mike Lazaridis
OR GO TO THEIR DAZZLING WEBSITE FOR MORE…
THERE IS MONEY IN THESE COMPANY’S HANDS, AND THE POSSIBLITY OF A CANADIAN DESIGNER, OR CANADIAN FASHION EVENT ON EVERY CUP, “ROLL-UP-THE-RIM-TO-WIN”…AND PERHAPS AN APP-OF-OUR-VERY-OWN!
PS, CLICK THE FULL ARTICLE AND READ NOT ONLY THE ABOVE, BUT ALSO REVIEWS OF THE DESIGNERS, THEIR SHOWS AND THE EVENT.