It’s been 30 years since the first McHappy Day at McDonald's restaurants across Canada, but the annual fundraiser to support Ronald McDonald House Charities is not slowing down any time soon. 

Here in Weyburn, McHappy Day kicked off first thing this morning at McDonald’s and will continue right through closing this evening. A portion of all food and drink menu items sold will go to support both the Ronald McDonald House Charities and other local children's charities.

They also have various McHappy Day items for sale, including socks, tote bags, and glasses, OR you can show your support by buying a McHappy Day heart for $2, $5 or $10. 

There are 16 Ronald McDonald Houses and 18 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across Canada, with both designed to help families of sick kids while their child is getting treatment or in hospital. Over the past 30 years, Ronald McDonald Houses and House Charities have helped more than 468,000 families across Canada, resulting in roughly 1 in 4 Canadians either being supported by these charities or knowing someone who has.  

This year in Weyburn, the Cornish Family is being highlighted as the McHappy Day Family. Nolan Cornish was born at 33 weeks with down syndrome. The Cornish family noted that they were aware that he would likely need some extra medical attention after he was born but were not prepared for the extent of it. NICU visits, feeding tubes, ambulance rides, heart surgeries, and so much more, all while also trying to care for their three-year-old son. They noted that Nolan spent his first birthday in one of the multi-purpose rooms at Ronald McDonald’s House and these houses really feel like a home away from home.  

McHappy Day is on at McDonald’s throughout the rest of the day, so it's a great day to grab your favourite meal and help out a cause close to so many hearts in Weyburn and across Canada.