Message from the Owners
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee is 100 years young! What a great honour it is to be part of something that is only achieved by a handful of businesses in North America. The odds of a Canadian family-owned business continuing to a fourth generation are very small indeed, but we are very proud that we have already introduced the fourth generation of the Higgins family to Mother Parkers.
We had the great pleasure of working with our dad and learning from him for over 20 years. We are grateful for everything he taught us and for instilling in us the courage to challenge adversity and celebrate success.
As our father battled Alzheimer’s disease in his later years, we saw the devastating effects it can have on those afflicted and their families. Today we are honouring his memory by launching the Mother Parkers Remembers Campaign to raise $1,000,000 to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Mother Parkers.
We invite you to join us on our journey.
The Journey to $1,000,000
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc. has launched the Mother Parkers Remembers Campaign to commemorate our 100th Anniversary. As part of the campaign, Michael and Paul Higgins Jr. have put their family’s historic rail car back into service and partnered with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to help raise awareness of the need for more research into finding a cure for the disease.
The Pacific rail car was built in 1924 by Canadian National Railway and used by King George VI and the Queen Mother in the first Canadian tour by a reigning British monarch in 1939. It was also used by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker during his successful 1957 election campaign. The Pacific will travel the tracks between June and October to visit various cities, thanking major donors with trips, meals and visits on this unique piece of Canadian history.
There is nothing more Canadian than Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee and the legend of Jack the Moose. The legend comes alive in a sculpture by the renowned artist Patrick Amiot. Commissioned by Michael & Paul Higgins of Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Drake Sadler of Traditional Medicinals Tea’s, the artist Patrick Amiot and by Loch Gallery, the sculpture will help raise $1,000,000 for the Alzheimer Society in celebration of Mother Parkers’ 100th year as a Canadian family owned business.
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MORE ABOUT THIS EXCITING JOURNEY
Congratulations and Celebrations
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee is proud to be celebrating our 100th Anniversary. We have reached this milestone with the help and support of many individuals, companies and partners who have shared our success over the years. To all of you we say -Thank you! We hope you will enjoy reading some of the congratulatory letters we have received ...
What is a celebration without a party or two. Enjoy the photographs from our 100th Anniversary events.
100th Anniversary Photos
Mayor Hazel McCallion congratulates
Michael Higgins and Paul Higgins Jr.