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McHappy Day 2018 In Canada Celebrates 25 Years

McHappy Day 2018 In Canada Celebrates 25 Years

Photo: McGranny making the rounds with her assistant, Rhonda, and customer at the Drouillard/Tecumseh location.

McHappy Day In Canada Celebrates 25 Years

On May 2, McDonald’s celebrated the 25th annual McHappy Day, a one-day celebration in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada) and other local children’s charities.

McDonalds employee, Kelly Davies, shows our Joe McParland how to handle the ‘coffee detail’ at the Drouillard and Tecumseh location in Windsor.

In Windsor, Biz X magazine was honoured to have Joe McParland represent them again this year at the McDonalds at Tecumseh and Drouillard. He learned to quickly become an expert coffee pourer! Thank you Joe for your time to volunteer for this great cause!

Money raised stays locally in our community, benefitting our own Ronald McDonald House – South Western Ontario (housed inside Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus) and the John McGivney Children’s Centre.

On McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage sold goes towards Canadian children in need.


  • McHappy Day is McDonald’s Canada’s largest charity-driven program.
  • Established in 1977 by McDonald’s Canada founder George Cohon, McHappy Day has helped raise more than $66 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities and other local charities.
  • That money has gone to help more than 300,000 families of sick children stay together in Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms while their kids are treated in nearby hospitals.

In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald’s restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. Together with their franchisees, they proudly employ nearly 100,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 90 percent of McDonald’s 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion they spend on food, beverages and packaging, more than 85 percent is purchased from over 100 suppliers in Canada.

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