FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The community helped raise $4,622 for the Fort St. John Child Development Centre on McHappy Day.

McDonald’s spokesperson Joanne Kitney says that $9245 was raised in Fort St. John with the other half of the proceeds going towards Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon.

The amount raised locally is $145 more than last year’s fundraising total.

The Dawson Creek Mcdonald’s raised $5455 that will be split between RMHC BC & Yukon and the South Peace Child Development Centre.

“McHappy Day was very successful. It was great to see the community come out and support the day,” said Kitney.

Tre Lopushinsky is the News Director at Energeticcity.ca, and a NAIT broadcasting graduate. His love for local journalism started in Lloydminster, where he realized the importance of covering issues/topics for smaller municipalities. He is also the co-host of Before The Peace, highlighting Indigenous voices in the North Peace. In his off time, Tre is yelling at his tv while watching pro wrestling, MMA, and basketball.