Posted 7.7.13 @ 9:15 by: Staff

Oakville’s own Tim Hortons is kicking off a Canada-wide doughnut creation contest, spurred by a joke on “How I Met Your Mother”. Earlier last season Jason Priestly said he created a doughnut called “The Priestly”; a Timbit inside a strawberry jelly donut with vanilla and sprinkles – so Canadian!

This spurred Tim Hortons to create their contest; it’s not clear whether or not the donut will actually make it into stores, but the winner will receive $10,000 and it’s open to all Canadians.

Since the competition kicked up on Saturday there have been over 10,000 entries.

Oakville’s Pride and Joy

Many corporations find their home here in Oakville, but Tims has to be one of the most famous (especially outside of Canada!)

"My Tim Hortons dream doughnut became a reality, and now another lucky Tims fan could see theirs come to life too," Priestley said.

In case you didn’t know, hockey legend Tim Horton founded the company back in 1964 and since then it’s been a favorite. They’ve grown to almost 3,000 restaurants and added all kinds of goodies to their menu.

Build Your Own Doughnut with the Designer

Feeling creative? Want that $10k to buy a new home?

They created a little app you can use on Facebook by going to and build your own dream doughnut. You still have about a month to enter and you can even enter in a donut design idea every day.

Right now the Choconut, Coffee Puck and Cotton Candy donuts are in the lead.

Alberta Rose to Raise Funds for Flood Relief

With a billion dollar recovery effort on the way, Tim Hortons also created a new donut that will raise proceeds for flood relief in Alberta. This strawberry bark topped vanilla donut has a venetian cream center – and every dollar raised goes to the relief effort – just in case you needed a little reason to indulge yourself with a delicious doughnut.

If you’d rather forego the donut, you can text FLOOD to 45678 and make a $5 donation instead.

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