Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon Surprise Tim Hortons Customers in the Most Canadian Publicity Stunt Ever (Pics)

sidney crosby and nathan mckinnon surprise tim hortons customers

Everyone knows hockey is the most Canadian of all Canadian things. But do you know what’s the second-most Canadian of all Canadian things?

Okay, it’s beer. Then probably poutine and maple syrup. But right after beer, poutine, and maple syrup it’s Tim Hortons, the ubiquitous coffee and donuts chain that gives hockey moms and dads the ability to keep their eyes open while driving their kids to all those 5am hockey practices.

(Yes, I know that doesn’t apply to you, Toronto. You get your locally roasted, hand-crafted coffee from bearded hipsters because you’re too cool for Tim Hortons. Now settle down.)

So why do I bring all this up? I bring it up because this week hockey god Sidney Crosby and budding NHL star Nathan McKinnon went to their home town of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and worked the drive-thru at the local Tim’s. And it was just about the most Canadian thing ever.

Of course, it was all part of a new Tim Hortons commercial. But apparently they really did serve a few lucky customers alongside actual Tim Horton’s employees.

Just a normal day at work. #timslife #sidneycrosby #87 #pitsburghpenguins

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Needless to say, in a town of just 25,000 people that was a pretty big deal. The commercial will probably be pretty lame, but the making of it was fun.

Hat Tip – [CBC]

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