Kevin and Cathy Blakely held their annual McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 6, with participation by many members of the business community.
The event saw them raise a lot more than the $5,000 they had set as their goal.
“We not only met our $5000 goal, but through the amazing support from the community, we set a new record of $7,134 raised for the Vancouver Ronald McDonald House,” Kevin said Thursday morning. “This is an absolutely incredible amount and we are deeply touched and full of appreciation for the support from everyone! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Here are a few photos from the day:
Mayor Mark McKee was one of several local VIPs invited to help out at McDonald’s during its annual McHappy Day event. McHappy Day is aimed at raising money to support local charities as well as the corporation’s network of Ronald McDonald Houses that offer a place to stay for families with very sick children in hospital. David F. Rooney photo RCMP Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky donned a distinctive yellow apron to take orders from customers. Revelstoke’s McDonald’s was trying to raise $5,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. On McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage was dedicated to that goal. David F. Rooney photo Dr. Ross Hoshizaki (left) and the Credit Union’s Barb Tetrault pose with McDonald’s franchise owners Kevin and Cathy Blakely and their daughter Kendra. Local businesses helped out by donating all kinds of small items that patrons could purchase to help the campaign. David F. Rooney photo While customers thronged the restaurant’s counter EZ Rock DJ Shaun Aquiline broadcast live from the lobby. Shaun enjoys these little gigs that support local events. David F. Rooney photo Cathy poses with another crew of willing and smiling VIPs. May 6, 2015, marked the 22nd McHappy Day in McDonald’s Canada’s history. Since McHappy Day was introduced in 1977, the national one-day fundraising event has raised more than $46 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) Canada, the Ronald McDonald House and local children’s charities across Canada. Throughout the year, McDonald’s donates 10 cents from every Happy Meal sold to RMHC Canada. First celebrated in Canada, McHappy Day is now a worldwide event that unites McDonald’s restaurants globally in support of children in need in local communities. David F. Rooney photo