A cheque for just over $1,400 was presented to Flipside Youth Centre and the sea cadets on May 24. The funds were raised through this year’s McHappy Day, which was held on May 2 across the country.

A cheque for just over $1,400 was presented to Flipside Youth Centre and the sea cadets on May 24. The funds were raised through this year’s McHappy Day, which was held on May 2 across the country.

PHOTOS: McHappy Day helps local groups

Flipside Youth Centre and 198 RCSCC Yukon both benefited from this year’s McHappy Day

McHappy Day took place on May 2 at McDonald’s locations across the country. The yearly fundraising event collects funds through the purchase of a Big Mac, Happy Meal or McCafe beverage.

One dollar from every purchase was donated to the Ronald McDonald House and to local children’s charities.

This year the Sylvan Lake McDonald’s raised roughly $2,800 from McHappy Day.

Half of the total was donated to the Ronald McDonald House and the remaining was split between two local groups.

Roughly $1,400 was split between Flipside Youth Centre and the 198 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Yukon.

During the cheque presentation on May 24, local sea cadet A.J. Sandulac also presented a “community service award” to the owners of the Sylvan Lake location on behalf of his fellow sea cadets.

The award was to honour all the staff at the location have done over the past year to help the cadets, from coupons to drinks the cadets wanted to show their appreciation.

 

A.J. Sandulac (centre) presented an award from his fellow sea cadets to the Sylvan Lake McDonald’s for all their help and support over the last year. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

A.J. Sandulac (centre) presented an award from his fellow sea cadets to the Sylvan Lake McDonald’s for all their help and support over the last year. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News