The Calgary Flames are headed to Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta on Monday, October 30th for their annual pumpkin carving event with the families at Ronald McDonald House.
Select players and their significant others will be paired up with a family to assist in the pumpkin carving.
Date: Monday, October 30th
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ronald McDonald House – 111 West Campus Place NW
Note: Anyone who is suffering from a contagious illness (cold, flu or sore throat) cannot enter the House. This policy is vital in minimizing risk to children with weak immune systems. Media will also be asked to remove their footwear after entering the building.
About Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta:
Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for families who must travel to Calgary to receive medical treatment for their child. We believe children heal faster when their families are with them and 90% of hospital leaders believe that Ronald McDonald Houses play a significant and important role in family-centered care.
The Calgary Flames Foundation has donated over half a million dollars to Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta including contributions to the Rotary Flames Park at the Ronald McDonald House which is a quiet sanctuary and a place to play for families when they need it most. More than 17,000 families have made the Ronald McDonald House their home away from home while their child is receiving treatment at a Calgary hospital. These children and their families can now play in the two-acre private park surrounding the House. The park, a joint initiative between the Rotary Clubs of Calgary and the Flames Foundation, has bike paths, playgrounds and quiet gardens and allows the House to run outdoor programs.
About The Calgary Flames Foundation:
When the ownership group brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980, their mandate, which is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames have a positive impact on the quality of life in southern Alberta. Since its inception, the Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions of dollars for education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.