The McDonald's restaurant in Kindersley was the place to be on Wednesday as children, parents, and staff participated in McHappy Day.

This year was the 40th anniversary of the event where a dollar was donated from specific menu items to go towards Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada.

Staff displayed a number of decorations for the event including balloons and streamers.

A number of special guests made the trip over to the establishment throughout the day to take part in the festivities including EMS members of the Heartland Health Region.

Karen Linsley, who is in charge of Fund Development with Saskatoon's Ronald McDonald House, finds this time of the year to be quite special. She understands the financial implications parents have to accept when a member of their family is sick.

"The house means so much to so many families," said Linsley. "It really alleviates some of the stress and pain that families go through while their child is receiving treatment."

Linsley's office is located in the house where she has an opportunity to speak with the families on a daily basis. "We really get to know them quite well," she explained. "It's an honour to be a part of their journey as they are going through this with their child."

All the money raised at the restaurant in Kindersley stays in Saskatchewan and goes towards the Ronald McDonald House across from Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.


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