Two happy days are definitely better than just one.
McHappy Day is an annual national event organized at the beginning of the month of May. But the one-day event is normally held the middle of the week and that meant many families could not attend.
This year, the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation (HGH) has organized an additional day, so every child can participate and benefit from this day dedicated to them. This year’s two day event will translate into double the proceeds for the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario and the satellite center of Mental Health and Addictions supporting projects for youth within the communities.
This means two days of activities for families, during the pre-event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and on the official McHappy Day, which is on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. On both days, the franchise owner of the Hawkesbury and Casselman restaurants will donate $1 per Big Mac, Happy Meal and McCafe product sold, to the HGH Foundation.
“It is with much appreciation that the HGH Foundation will receive the McHappy Day proceeds from the McDonald’s franchise of Hawkesbury and Casselman this year. Once again, Mr. Giguère (franchise owner of Hawkesbury and Casselman restaurants) has extended his generosity by including a pre-event, which will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Hawkesbury and Casselman restaurants,” say organizers.
An annual Canadian tradition since 1977, McHappy Day was created to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House or a local charity that helps children in need. As of today, McHappy Day has generated over $56 million for children.
Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario
The Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario helps children regain their mobility, strength and flexibility or helps them adapt to their condition following an accident or illness. The program also helps children living with a developmental delay or other condition improve their co-ordination and their communication so they can reach their full potential. Our professionals provide assessment services and therapeutic follow-ups for patients.
Mental Health and Addictions
The Mental Health and Addictions center of HGH provides services to clients to help them achieve a better quality of life. There are many reasons for consulting, such as depression, stress, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, schizophrenia, crisis situation, relational problems, dementia, problem gambling, trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence and much more. The HGH team is there to help you.
The HGH Foundation is inviting everyone to attend these festivities to help the children in our community.
SCHEDULE FOR PRE-MCHAPPY DAY MAY 4, 2019
**PLEASE NOTE: There is a fee applicable to each activity and the funds will benefit the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario**
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. “Squeegee” at drive thru
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Air bounce game for the kids
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet and greet with – PJ Masks: Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko
$2 (photo taken with your own device)
SCHEDULE FOR MCHAPPY DAY MAY 8, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. “Squeegee” at the drive thru
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sale of promotional products
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meet and greet with – Paw Patrol: Everest and Ruben
2$ (photo taken with your own device)