McDonald's Restaurants in Quebec celebrate the 16th edition of McHappy Day



    Celebrities show their support for McHappy Day

    MONTREAL, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - May 6, 2009 marks the 16th edition of
McHappy Day, a special tradition in Canada when McDonald's restaurants across
the country work together to raise funds for local children's charities.
McHappy Day is an opportunity for performers, athletes, politicians, media
partners and local organizations to visit restaurants and work alongside
McDonald's owner-operators and employees.
    Media representatives are invited to visit any McDonald's restaurant in
Quebec on May 6, where many special guests will be making an appearance to
support this worthy cause. For example, several sports celebrities will be on
hand at the McDonald's restaurant located at 1500 Atwater Avenue at 10:00 am
to participate in a photo opportunity.
    To get all the latest news and find out more about which celebrities will
be on hand to support McHappy Day, visit McHappy Day's Twitter page at
www.twitter.com/GrandMcDon

    
    DATEBOOK

    WHAT:           16th edition of McHappy Day

    WHEN:           Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    WHERE:          In McDonald's restaurants of Quebec
                    See details below

                    Photo opportunity at the McDonald's restaurant located at
                    1500 Atwater Avenue at 10:00 am

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    EVENTS                                  WHERE
                                            McDonald's restaurant
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    - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                     - McDonald's restaurant located
      -----------------                       at 1500 Atwater Avenue at
      - Alexandre Bilodeau, world             10:00 am
        freestyle skiing champion
      - Nathalie Lambert, former speed
        skater
      - Marie-Claude Savard, sports
        journalist from TVA
      - Danièle Sauvageau, former head
        coach of the Canadian women's
        ice hockey team
      - Georges Laraque, Montreal
        Canadiens right winger
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    - CELEBRITIES                           - Various McDonald's restaurants
      -----------                             in the Montreal area; contact
      Many celebrities have agreed to         Emilie Dutil-Bruneau at
      participate in McHappy Day and will     514-234-3180 or visit
      be spending a few hours welcoming       www.twitter.com/GrandMcDon
      and serving McDonald's customers.       for more details.
      Among them are :

      Véronique Cloutier, Benoit Gagnon,
      Guy Jodoin, Normand Brathwaite,
      Sébastien Benoit, Marc Angers,
      Bruno Heppell, Eric Lapointe,
      the Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders
      and Joel Bouchard
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    - McDONALD'S 2010 HOPEFULS              - Various McDonald's restaurants
      ------------------------                in the Montreal area; contact
      Members of the McDonald's 2010          Emilie Dutil-Bruneau at
      Hopefuls program will be                514-234-3180 or visit
      participating in McHappy Day            www.twitter.com/GrandMcDon
      activities in their hometown            for more details.
      McDonald's restaurant or in a
      Montreal area restaurant.
      They include:

      Alexandre Bilodeau, Stéphanie
      St-Pierre, Jean-René Bélanger,
      Olivier Rochon, Ivanie Blondin,
      Patrick Côté, Guillaume Bastille,
      François Boivin and Amanda Overland.
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    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/
    





For further information:

For further information: Sylvie Robitaille, (514) 843-2354, Cell: (514)
220-4979; Emilie Dutil-Bruneau, (514) 843-2370, Cell: (514) 234-3180; Media
Access: ftp://ftp.national.ca/medias/MCDONALDS/04052009/, Username: presse,
Password: media

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