McHappy Day raises money for children’s charities

NANAIMO – All nine McDonald’s stores in Nanaimo will be participating in McHappy Day on Wednesday (May 8).

All nine McDonald’s stores in Nanaimo will be participating in McHappy Day on Wednesday (May 8) in support of Ronald McDonald House and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

From every Big Mac, Happy Meal and any McCafe beverage, $1 will go to the selected charities.

Throughout the day, local celebrities, including city council, RCMP, firefighters, Nanaimo Clippers hockey team and more, will be giving out balloons, pins and other items for donations.

This year marks the 20th McHappy Day in the history of McDonald’s Canada. Each year more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across the country celebrate McHappy Day, the company’s longest-running and best-known national fundraising event. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $35 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and hundreds of other local children’s charities.