The Great Canadian Tire Caper of 2012
"You rule, you rock! You have so much money!!" Artwork from an eight-year old girl in Montreal who loves seeing photos of Corin with all his Canadian Tire Bills. Thank you, Jayla!!
Ava Scarlett had something to say about three things this Canadian Tire caper runs on, and has been generating ever since it started (those would be happiness, love, and good luck), and here are her words, verbatim: “Happiness comes from lots of love and and how about the good luck is you have to get some, and not be so impressed. And wash the dishes. And that’s it.”
Corin counting his latest collection of bills on tour in BC - May 2012. At this point he has $3650.00 worth of Canadian Tire Money, sent to him from all corners of the country, handed to him on the street, stuffed in his pockets at shows... send yours to 39 Oxford Street, Toronto ON M5T 1N8!!
Wouldn’t You Like To See What $2,615.50 Looks Like… All In One Place? As of February 27 2012, Corin had this much Canadian Tire Money, all piled up on his kitchen table. Amazing! Now, wouldn't you like to see what ten thousand of that looks like???
A photo of the so-far collection (as of Feb 2012) at Erwin's Bakery in Kamploops, BC where the owners, Robyn and Shawn Haley, have instituted ‘Canadian Tire Tuesdays’, which means that on Tuesdays they’ve been accepting CT$ at par. How incredible is this?
Raghu Lokanathan (left) and Jonathan Byrd (centre) are two of the incredible artists whose songs are featured on the upcoming live double-album. Corin loves these guys and could talk about them endlessly. There he is, happily gazing upon Jonathan!
In the end, I wore it. Like a stripper. Like a scarecrow.
All that Canadian Tire money had to be counted, so Sandy McTyre brought with him an official Don't Spend It Honey accountant to do the job. The two nights combined brought in hundreds and hundreds of Canadian Tire money to go towards the Paper Nickels live double-album production costs. The event of the year- and it wasn't yet February!