Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'All Good Intentions:' Tim Hortons Poppy Doughnut Causes Social Media Stir

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'All Good Intentions:' Tim Hortons Poppy Doughnut Causes Social Media Stir

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Tim Hortons poppy doughnut causes social media stir

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CALGARY - The general manager of the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans' Food Bank says he hopes no one gets in big trouble over poppy-emblazoned doughnuts that were sold at a local Tim Hortons.

"It was all good intentions, I understand. Nobody was out to hurt anybody," John Rathwell said Thursday.

The doughnuts, with petals made from red sprinkles surrounding a circle of what appears to be jelly, caused a social media stir after an image of them was posted on the popular Calgary Twitter account @Crackmacs.

"How incredibly insensitive and short-sighted," one Twitter user responded.

Others chimed in to say the move did not sit well and it was not appropriate to cash in on Remembrance Day.

Rathwell said he would have preferred it if the business had reached out to his group before Remembrance Day about partnering to raise funds for veterans. …

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