It’s hard to believe it, but Arend and I have finished our summer term at CBB Vancouver!
Our last week at the office has been jam-packed with awesomeness, but the best part was CBB Vancouver’s Family Barbeque at the beautiful facilities of Ronald McDonald House of British Columbia. It was a fantastic event and an ideal way to finish our summer.
About Ronald McDonald House of British Columbia (RMHBC)
RMHBC is a non-profit organization that provides accommodation to families of critically-ill children who travel to Vancouver to receive live-saving medical treatment.
The House offers a “home away from home” for guests from across BC and the Yukon. A dedicated team of staff and volunteers create a welcoming environment where families gather for comfort and support during a challenging time in their lives.
Last month, RMHBC relocated to a new complex with amazing facilities. The new House has 73 bedrooms and was carefully designed to attend to the needs of visiting families. The complex includes amenities like a LEGO playroom; a gym for adults; four fully-equipped, state-of-the-art, industrial kitchens; and a “teens only” lounge.
There are even “kid-sized” doors at the front entrance of the House!
Our favourite part of the new House was the slide that you can use instead of the stairs.
Arend also really liked the teddy bears.
For more information on RMHBC, please visit their website: http://www.rmhbc.ca/home
CBB Vancouver’s Family Barbeque
On August 14, representatives from CBB Vancouver prepared a barbeque feast for 50 residents of RMHBC. We worked together to create a buffet of comfort food, including hotdogs, cheeseburgers, salmon burgers, caesar salad, popsicles and brownies.
It was wonderful to meet the families at RMHBC; we were humbled and inspired by their optimism, strength, and resilience. We’re already excited to visit the House again next year!
We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and volunteers at RMHBC. They led us on a tour of the House when we arrived, and they were incredibly welcoming, helpful, and supportive throughout our event. We really appreciate their hard work!
The Family Meal Program at RMHBC
We organized our Family Barbeque through RMHBC’s “Family Meal Program,” an initiative where groups of volunteers can sign up to prepare breakfast or dinner for families at the House.
For more information on the Family Meal Program at RMHBC, please follow this link: http://www.rmhbc.ca/how-to-help/volunteer
Farewell for now!
Arend and I had a blast at CBB Vancouver as summer students and we’re looking forward to coming back for articles.
Thanks for checking out our blog posts – I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!