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McHappy Day brings in almost $25K for BGC Okanagan

Funds also going to Ronald McDonald House

McHappy Day has lived up to its name in the Okanagan, raising close to $25,000 for a local cause.

A grand total of $24,400 was presented to BGC Okanagan after the May 10 event, half of the total raised on the McDonald’s franchise’s biggest day of the year.

Penticton McDonald’s staff and franchisee with BGC Okanagan staff celebrate a successful McHappy Day at the Main Street location on May 15. (Submitted)

“They fill a vital role in the community, and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Tim Pink, McDonald’s Kelowna franchisee, when speaking of the local BGC.

BGC Okanagan offers young people a place of belonging to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers with confidence, meet new friends and create healthy relationships.

“Our wide range of programs includes providing healthy food and snacks to creating spaces for children and youth to engage in active, healthy living,” said Richelle Leckey, community engagement coordinator with BGC Okanagan.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides families a place to stay while their sick children are in hospital, was the other recipient.

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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