News

McHappy Day at Ironwood McDonald's aids Richmond Society for Community Living

Olympian Alexa Loo, Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga, Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis, and Richmond Review employee Jane Ilott, volunteered their time Wednesday during McHappy Day. - Martin van den Hemel photo
Olympian Alexa Loo, Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga, Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis, and Richmond Review employee Jane Ilott, volunteered their time Wednesday during McHappy Day.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

It was McHappy Day at McDonald's restaurants across Canada on Wednesday, and customers at the Ironwood location encountered a couple of celebrity surprises behind the counter.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga and Olympian Alexa Loo joined Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis and other Richmond Review staff who volunteered their time for the fundraising effort.

$1 from the sale of every McCafe hot beverage, Happy Meal, and Big Mac sandwich will be donated to the Richmond Society for Community Living.

For more than a decade, McHappy Day has supported Ronald McDonald House BC as well as the Richmond Christmas Fund, Richmond Hospital, Steveston Community Association water park, Richmond Centre for Disability and Touchstone Family Association, among others.

The Richmond Society for Community Living provides programs and services for infants, children and adults who are living with developmental disabilities, and for their families.

"For the past 10 months we have supported their Lending Library which provides adaptive equipment and specialized toys on loan to parents and to child care programs that support children with disabilities through our coin box donations," said owners Christine and Bob Campbell in a press release.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. Muslim Association speaks out on gunman
 
ELECTION 2014: Tax plan draws opinions at Richmond forum
 
This camera was worth a thousand thank-yous
New pool, seniors centre will have separate doors
 
Empty warehouse in Chilliwack prompts request for donations
 
Local charity joins fight against Ebola
UPDATE: 2 confirmed dead in Marysville, Washington school shooting
 
Fraser Health scales down mobile flu shot clinics
 
South Surrey businesses victims of smash-and-grab robbers

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.