Luge Canada

Canadian Bobsleigh & Luge Athletes Slide into McHappy Day®

Olympians to work behind the counter at local McDonald’s® restaurant; help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House® and local children’s charities

Calgary, AB - May 6, 2014 – On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, McDonald’s Canada and its franchisees are celebrating the 21st McHappy Day, a unique fundraising event where $1 from every Big Mac® sandwich, Happy Meal® and hot McCafé® beverage sold will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities across Canada. 

To assist, Canadian sliding athletes will take a break from training and trade their sleds for aprons, working at their local Calgary McDonald’s restaurant and serving guests – all for Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and other local children’s charities.

What: Interview and photo opportunity (front counter, lobby, drive thru), with Olympians, Ronald McDonald House and McDonald’s representatives.


McDonald’s representative
Larry Mathieson, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta & Central Alberta
Jesse Lumsden, Bobsleigh
Chris Spring, Bobsleigh
Jenny Ciochetti, Bobsleigh

Emily Baadsvik, Bobsleigh
Sam Edney, Luge
Alex Gough, Luge
Arianne Jones, Luge
Tristan Walker, Luge
John Fennell, Luge                     

Where:                   McDonald’s Restaurant: 100 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB, T3H 3C8


When:                     Wednesday, May 7, 2014: 12pm noon MT


About McHappy Day

May 7th, 2014, marks the 21st McHappy Day in McDonald's Canada’s history.  Since McHappy Day was first introduced in 1977, the national one-day fundraising event has raised more than $42 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Canada, the organization that supports Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Care Mobiles™ across the country, and local children’s charities across Canada. McDonald's also donates 10 cents from every Happy Meal sold every day to RMHC. For more information, visit: