Possibly the most Canadian thing to have ever occurred took place last weekend in Saskatchewan when a mountie and a hockey coach went through a Tim Hortons drive-thru on horseback. In a video that has since gone viral, a uniformed RCMP officer can be seen riding his horse right up to a Tim Hortons drive-thru window, ordering a coffee, and escorting a member of Rosetown’s hockey team. While it sounds like the start of some Canadian joke, rest assured this really happened.
According to the original Facebook post, the super-Canadian interaction took place last weekend, during Rosetown’s annual Harvest Family Festival. The week-long event begins the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving and is considered to be a homecoming event for Rosetown locals, their families and visitors to the community.
Posting the clip on Saturday, Rosetown local Judy White Claffey wrote, “Happy Harvest Fest Rosetown!” Claffey went on to post an additional video and several photos of the extra-Canadian situation, going on to add that the coffee was, “RCMP’s treat,” and referring to the unique situation as a “ride through.”
By Thursday, the original post had been shared on Facebook almost 5,000 times, with many local Canadians commenting on the post to joke about the only-in-Canada situation.
Susan J. Smith responded to the original Facebook video to joke, “I can see this in an ad everywhere in Canada!”
Dawn Coulter shared a similar message, responding to say, “A great Tim Horton's ad!"
While another Canadian replied to the video and added, “RCMP and Tim Horton's, iconic Canadiana.”
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that things have become extra-Canadian in a Tim Horton's drive-thru. Earlier this week, it was revealed that ex-NHL superstar, Donald Brashear, had taken up a new job in Tim Hortons, and was photographed smiling at the drive-thru window.
While horseback is probably not the most common way of ordering your coffee at the drive-thru, it probably makes no difference to Tim Hortons’ employees, as they revealed earlier this year that we are all using the drive-thru completely wrong anyway! Horses didn't make their list of complaints, however.
Explaining the hilariously Canadian videos, one Twitter page explained, “It’s not uncommon for a member of the legendary Rosetown Players rec hockey team to be escorted by the Saskatchewan RCMP, this was a bit different.”
They added, “After an appearance in the local parade, Players D man John Claffey treated the fellas to some Tim Hortons.”
While it’s not uncommon for a member of the legendary Rosetown Players rec hockey team to be escorted by the… https://t.co/26AGGmtiVW— ThePlayers (@ThePlayers)1570922360.0
Just when you thought Canada just couldn't get any more Canadian, eh?
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