Author: Guest Post

The very first project that I took part in at the Ronald McDonald House® involved labelling and sealing that week’s batch of frozen meals for the Meals That Mend: Frozen Edition program. Matt, the Executive Chef & Program Coordinator, has done a phenomenal job of providing different meals for different taste buds, and even vegetarian…

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Sean and I were the lucky recipients of a pair of Oiler’s tickets for March 20, and we had a fabulous time at our first – and let’s face it, likely only – Oilers hockey game! Having a sick child takes many different forms, and even though some paths are similar, we all have separate…

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My husband and I ran the 5K in May 2016 at the Run for RMHCNA in honour of our daughter Grace. She was born with a tumor that needed to be surgically removed so we were able stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton for a month. The House took such good care of us…

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Starburst took some time out on January 27 to purchase, prepare and serve brunch to families staying at Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House. We all smelled like eggs and bacon but it was well worth it. After breakfast was done, Kristi Hammond, Donor Relations Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta, took us on a…

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May of 2016 was the the second year in a row that I participated in the Cold Lake Run for RMHCNA with my family. As in the previous year, I ran the half marathon distance. It is a small sacrifice compared to what the children at the Ronald McDonald House are facing. I have run numerous races…

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Dreams were often the inspiration for Adrienne Williams’ paintings. A landscape artist, she regarded herself as a “spontaneous” painter, working from nature or relying on her intimate knowledge of the Rocky Mountains area near Jasper, Alberta. One of Adrienne’s dreams led to a children’s book… It began as one painting of Annabelle, a rag doll,…

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About a  month ago, while I was playing Louie the Lion at an Edmonton Oil Kings game, one of the ushers asked me if I had a minute to meet a family from the Ronald McDonald House. I was more than happy to oblige and met our special guests: a dad with his son, daughter,…

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