Our New Playroom in Calgary

Posted on April 25, 2017

Earlier this year, our playroom in Calgary underwent an exciting transformation that included the construction of a beautiful indoor playground for our families to enjoy. Our play area has always been a favourite of those who stay at the House – perfect for little ones to play while in sight of their parents cooking in the kitchen. But with the exciting addition of a new play structure, it’s now more popular than ever!

Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta would like to thank the generous donors who made everything possible: the Daly family.

Like many Calgarians, the Daly family found themselves at the Calgary Stampede last summer, taking in the sites and sounds. This was their first trip to Stampede, having just relocated to Calgary from Ireland not long before, and Tina and Kelvin, along with their sons Fionn, Rhys and Hugo, were unsure of what to expect. The family took in the entertainment, rides, tasty treats, and even bought a ticket to the Calgary Stampede Rotary Dream Home lottery.

While Stampede was a lot of fun, the real excitement came when the Daly family found out they’d won the dream home!

With their new home, came a playground for their new backyard. Instead of keeping it, the Dalies decided to donate the play structure to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and we couldn’t be happier to have it!

The Daly family chose RMH because of their personal connection with the organization. Their son Fionn was born prematurely and has faced a number of medical setbacks as a result. During Fionn’s frequent visits to the Children’s Hospital in Ireland, the family grew familiar with Ronald McDonald House. The entire family was thrilled to have this opportunity to give back to RMH in Calgary.

After the Dalies contacted us about their donation, Blue Grass Nursery offered to donate their time to install the playground and make sure it fit just right. John and Steve spent days at the House sparing no detail to ensure the new playroom would be perfect for our families.

Thank you to Tina, Kelvin, Fionn, Rhys and Hugo Daly, and to Steve and John of Blue Grass Nursery for adding some much deserved joy to the lives of our families.

Cool fact! Fionn’s had his own share of excitement this year when his wished to be signed to the Calgary Flames was granted! Read more about Fionn’s exciting day as a Calgary Flame.

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