Month: July 2017

For the last four years, I’ve been lucky enough to share my birthday with the families of the Ronald McDonald House. My birthday can be something of an extravagant occasion. I typically draw it out at least a week (sometimes starting the weekend before my birthday and ending the weekend after). I go for birthday…

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When I was given the opportunity to write a blog post for Local Laundry I wanted to write about something that had a connection with what Local Laundry promotes: community. Luckily, I had to look no further than the place I am privileged enough to work at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta (RMHCNA). This…

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Each week we do our very best to schedule a fun field trip outing for the kids. This week we faced the summer’s heat and headed out to Devon to witness the wonderful University of Alberta Botanic Gardens filled with all sorts of blooming flowers. We caught several frogs and other pond animals and after…

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Edmonton is known for its festivals, and the House Heroes and their caregivers love experiencing everything the summer festival season has to offer. RMHCNA families took full advantage of the gorgeous weather on Friday to head to the first day of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival for our weekly field trip. House Hero James…

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Thanks to a generous donor Jordan and his dad, Scott, had a special father and son evening attending an Edmonton Oilers game. While O Canada played throughout the arena, Scott held his son close and sang at the top of his lungs, thankful and proud to be in a country where his son’s medical needs are cared…

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