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Yesterday afternoon the RMHCNA House Heroes got the chance to climb, slide, run, jump, and bounce around Allstars Indoor Playland! As a group of 15, we headed south to experience the largest play structure in Canada – with all the kids exploring every inch. The most popular part of the structure was definitely the slide.…

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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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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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With 44 students attending 163 days of class at RMHCNA, the 2016-2017 school year was by far our busiest yet. This week was the last week of school before our summer programming officially kicks off, so I wanted to take a moment reflect on some the amazing highlights this last year has seen. One of the…

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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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There are so many ways to raise funds for the House. Here are just a few of our recent fundraisers in Grande Prairie: The Home & Garden Show collected over $500 for RMHCNA. Pro West donates $100 from each furnace sale to RMHCNA. United Rentals collected donations, books, and pajamas during their annual campaign to…

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Ted Schenk had just retired when he saw a spotlight about the RMHCNA Shuttle Program on the news. He thought it might be the perfect opportunity to volunteer, and he it’s safe to say that since that moment Ted has become a treasured member of our Army of Kindness. Along with driving the shuttle, Ted…

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