Author: Guest Post

On Friday, July 27, the RMHCNA House Heroes and their parents headed over to the beautiful University of Alberta Botanic Garden. We started the day learning about insects and animals that live in the trees. We closely examined the logs to see what we could find. From the woods we headed to the gardens, where…

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Hi everyone! My name is Lily and I am nine years old. Today I want to tell you about my experience at RMHCNA. The House was so nice to me and my family. Whenever we are in a hurry to the hospital for an appointment and the shuttle isn’t at the door the office will…

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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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Over the weekend I celebrated my 50th birthday and over the years, I have had lots of opportunities to meet incredible people and do many incredible things! As several of my closest friends were turning 50 this year, I was invited to hall parties, pig roasts and golf tournaments. But for me, I wanted to…

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My family has a long volunteering history at the House (baking, donating gifts/clothing, general cleaning or task completion), but my first time was around 2012. It started with my mom – she works at ATCO and developed a relationship with RMHCNA to make them ATCO’s charity of choice. My dad is also a volunteer driver…

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The Rejuvenate Program is such a huge blessing to families living in the Ronald McDonald House®. Parents spend so much time at the hospital taking care of their children that they rarely have time for themselves. This program gives parents the opportunity to sign up for an hour of pampering or exercise, to clear their…

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When I first walked into Ronald McDonald House® to chat with Kristin, the Volunteer Services Manager, about a position I had no idea what a wonderful place it was. All I knew about it was the commercials I had seen on TV and the occasional news story, and I was interested in volunteering for a…

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The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) is excited to announce its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta in the Rejuvenation Project. Practitioners of various holistic health treatments will provide complimentary holistic health treatments to caregivers and their families who are staying at the House. This project will support individuals who have very little…

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