Penticton RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth was all smiles during the annual McDonald’s McHappy Day on May 3. Mark Brett/Penticton Western News

McHappy Day around the Okanagan

On Wednesday, May 3, McDonalds’ locations around the Okanagan and Canada celebrated McHappy Day.

One dollar from sales of Big Macs, Happy Meals and hot beverages is donated to local charities and The Ronald McDonald House.

This year marks a key milestone for McDonald’s Canada as the company celebrates 40 years since the launch of the Canadian-born McHappy Day. The one-day event has $1 from sales of Big Macs, Happy Meals and hot beverages donated to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and other local children’s charities.

“McHappy Day is a long-standing tradition that was born right here in Canada – and it really is at the heart of who we are and what we do,” said John Betts, president and CEO of McDonald’s Canada. “We strongly believe in community and giving back to the neighbourhoods where we live and work in. Every year, Canadians across the country come together around the important work of the Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms, and celebrate McHappy Day in all of our restaurants.”

McHappy day is now celebrated in 18 countries throughout the world including the United States, Australia, England and Sweden.