FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John McDonalds raised $9,100 on McHappy Day.

Funds from the day will be split between the Child Development Centre (CDC) and the Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon.

Just over $4,500 will be going to the centre for their Kids Connect program, catered explicitly towards kids with autism.

Last year, over $16,000 was raised, with each charity receiving $8,177.

Tana Millner, executive director with the CDC, wants to thank the community for making the day so successful. She also mentions how the event is one of her favourites because it’s a chance to chat with the public and community and explain where the funds are going.

This year’s McHappy Day raised more than $4.5 million across Canada

Since being celebrated in 1977, McHappy Day has raised nearly $66 million for Ronald McDonald Houses and local Canadian children’s charities.