• Aug 07
    Music at RMHBC

    Filling our House with Music

    Things have been a little less quiet around the House, and for good reason! The music therapy program is now in its fifth month at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, providing children and their families the opportunity to express themselves and build relationships through drumming, singing, songwriting, and instrument exploration. Through the power of music, especially in a group…

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  • Jul 18

    A Year to Celebrate

    Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon celebrated our first year of serving families at our new spacious and welcoming House on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital. A few hundred of our friends and supporters joined us for the festivities, tasting culinary creations from four local chefs in a Chef Challenge! Chef Ned Bell of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver represented…

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  • Jun 16

    Meet Ashton: Family Dinner Volunteer

    Ashton Thomas has a special place in his heart for Ronald McDonald House BC, as well as the families we serve. As a premature baby (weighing in at 1.5 pounds, 3 months premature), there were many visits to the hospital to improve Ashton’s health. After his family moved from Ontario to Vancouver, he was a patient until his teen years…

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  • Jun 09

    Surrey Family Room turns 1!

    June 2, 2014 was a very special day for Ronald McDonald House BC. We opened the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Surrey Memorial Hospital, an area of relaxation and peace for family members of children admitted for treatment at the Hospital. One year later, former patients, staff, and volunteers met in this special space to celebrate a memorable and busy…

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  • May 14

    We’re celebrating Five Weeks for Families!

    Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we are celebrating Five Weeks for Families. Every day, we will be sharing a story of a family that has called RMH BC home. Meet Cooper and his mother Tanya Jones from Powell River, BC. Six-year-old Cooper was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour in July of 2014 and had to undergo two months…

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  • Apr 27

    Meet Cameron: Family Dinner Volunteer

    When Cameron was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent three years of treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. “While this was a very difficult time for my family, Children’s Hospital did an amazing job providing me with the treatment I required and the support my family needed,” he shared. Now, years later and cancer-free, he volunteered this past week to help support families like his through the Family Meal Program at RMH BC.

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  • Apr 13

    Thank You to our Volunteers

    April 12 – 18 is National Volunteer Week, and we want to celebrate the volunteers who help make our House a home. Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House BC support families in a number of ways: taking regular shifts at the House, cooking family meals, or supporting our signature fundraising events. Each month at the House, 80 volunteers work a approximately…

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  • Mar 16

    Anakin’s Story

    On September 21st, 2014, the unthinkable happened for the Fretts family. During a trip to Texada Island, the van that their 12-year-old son Anakin was travelling in went off the road. Anakin suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and was flown by air ambulance to the ICU at BC Children’s Hospital. Since then, Anakin’s family has been by his side…

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  • Mar 05

    NICU Teas bring Families Together

    One incredible source of support is the monthly NICU teas held in the Ronald McDonald Family Room, which are open to past NICU families, current families, and nurses and social workers. At the teas, former NICU parents enjoy a reunion with friends they made during their stay and with their care team, and also offer much-needed words of encouragement to parents with children currently receiving treatment.

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