Stephanie Hurley

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  • Young girl cooking in the Chopped Canada kitchen set.

    Cooking from Coast to Coast

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    From her family’s kitchen in Vancouver to Chopped Canada Teen in Toronto to Ronald McDonald House in Halifax, 18-year-old Justine Balin has taken her culinary talents from coast to coast. An early bloomer in the kitchen, Justine started cooking when she was just two years old. “There are old pictures and videos of me from […]

  • A group of people walking in the PJ Walk in the park.

    Rise and Shine Saint John!

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    We’re excited to share that the second annual Ronald McDonald House PJ Walk for Kids is coming to Saint John! Did you know that more than half the families we serve come from New Brunswick? In 2017 alone, we served 219 families from Saint John. Last year’s inaugural event took place in Charlottetown, Halifax and […]

  • Volunteer and young boy playing with blocks at the new Family Room

    A New Home at the IWK

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    On December 11, 2017, our Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Halifax officially opened the doors to its new home at the IWK Health Centre! The relocated space is now on the main floor gallery in the Goldbloom Pavilion and is more easily accessible to all families using the hospital. Our Family Room provides an oasis […]

  • A birthday cake with candles encouraging families to pledge their birthday in support of Ronald McDonald House families.

    Be a Birthday Hero

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    Imagine if your birthday could make a difference in the lives of families with sick children.  It can! Heidi decided to turn her 10th birthday into a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. “Last year, one of my friends spent a lot of time at the IWK and stayed in a couple of different Ronald McDonald […]

  • A group of people sitting around a table playing with Rubik's Cubes.

    Family Fun

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    Caroline Guinard bought her first Rubik’s Cube in middle school when she randomly picked one up at a science museum gift shop. After watching videos online and reading articles, she taught herself how to solve it. Now she’s bringing her hobby to Ronald McDonald House where she’s been volunteering for the past year. “When I […]

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    Hole in One

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    For one lucky golfer, our 20th Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic turned out to be the best one yet. Barry Gaul from Scotiabank, a regular participant in our tournament, experienced an unforgettable moment when he sunk a hole in one for a $25,000 prize! “Our last shot of the day was for a hole in one […]

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    A Beautiful Partnership

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    In 2016, Ronald McDonald Houses across the country entered a beautiful partnership with Chatters Salons. Chatters chose Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada as their charity partner for their “Beautiful Cause” event in May of last year. The event raised $56,000 with proceeds split evenly across all 15 Houses in Canada. In addition to last […]

  • Becca Schofield standing in front of some trees.

    #BeccaToldMeTo

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    It is impossible not to be inspired by Becca Schofield. This past December, at the age of seventeen, her doctors told her that the brain cancer she had been battling for the past two years was now terminal. Within 24 hours of receiving this devastating news, she posted to Facebook. “I’m excited to write my […]

  • Ashley McKim preparing some coffee.

    The Importance of Family

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    Ashley McKim has been a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Moncton since the very beginning. “I remember when I was told about the exciting new volunteer opportunity at The Moncton Hospital in the summer of 2011,” recalls Ashley. “I got to tour the Moncton Family Room while it was still under construction […]