Paulette and Brent Holomis enjoy the view

Paulette and Brent Holomis enjoy the view

Couple brews up win

Paulette and Brent Holomis entered and won the Tims Tour online photo contest

A Vernon couple is about to drink free coffee for a year on the deck of their new home overlooking Okanagan Lake.

The coffee, which comes courtesy of Tim Hortons, will be enjoyed by Paulette and Brent Holomis after Paulette entered and won the Tims Tour online photo contest.

The  winning photo shows the couple overlooking the lake with a stack of to-go Tim Hortons coffees cups in their midst.

“My husband and I enjoyed a Tim Hortons coffee every day for the four-and-a-half years it took to build our dream home,” said Paulette.

“When it was finally finished, we took a photo on our deck overlooking Okanagan Lake in Vernon with our go-to coffee. It was a coincidence that this contest ran a few weeks later and we are thrilled to have won for something that was so meaningful to us.”

The contest, which runs until Nov. 23, is an online photo-sharing contest giving coffee lovers a chance to win free coffee for a year or the grand prize of a $5,000 trip.

To enter, Canadians are asked to share a photo graph of themselves with their cup of Tim Hortons coffee in a setting that is distinctive to their hometown.

Twenty-one regional entires will win free coffee for a year and there will also be a random draw for all eligible entries for the grand prize.

“We’re very fortunate that our guests often share photos of themselves enjoying their favourite Tim Hortons coffee in some really incredible and unique locations. We decided to have some fun and reward them for their efforts,” said Dave McKay, vice-president of beverages at Tim Hortons.

“Through the Tims Tour photo contest, it has been amazing to see the beauty of much of North America through the shared connection of our coffee drinkers.”

For more details on the contest, visit