5 Weeks for Families: May 14th - June 18th

Family is the greatest gift of all. For over 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba has kept families together with their sick child. This year, RMHC Manitoba invites you to celebrate 5 Weeks for Families, the beautiful time between Mother’s Day on May 14th and Father’s Day on June 18th.

Follow this page for updates as we feature a different RMHC Manitoba family's story each week. Scroll down to find out how you can support 5 Weeks for Families and help keep families close when it’s needed most during these wonderful five weeks and all year long.

On Week 3, from May 28th to June 3rd, RMHC Manitba guests, the Breemersch family, share how Ronald McDonald House has helped them on their healing journey with daughter, Katrina. Click here to learn more about their story.

During Week 2 from May 21st to May 27th, Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room guests, the Lau family, share how RMHC Manitoba helped them stay close with their daughter, Lucy.  Click here to read their story.


Throughout Week 1 from May 14th to May 20th, we celebrated Mother's Day with a story of our longest staying guests, Melanie and Joy Finnimore. Click here to learn more about their healing journey.


Join us in-person to support 5 Weeks for Families!

Make a donation and write your name on a pledge sheet to be part of our in-person donor wall! Every donation or free newsletter and updates subscription gives you the chance to win our raffle prize!

  • Date: Saturday, May 27th

  • Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm

  • Location: St. Vital Centre in front of Hudson's Bay inside the mall


  • Date: Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th

  • Time: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

  • Location: The Forks Marketplace


  • Date: Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th

  • Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm on Satuday June 10th & 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, June 11th

  • Location: St. Vital Centre in front of Hudson's Bay inside the mall


  • Date: Friday, June 16th

  • Time: 7 pm

  • Location: On the Promenade in front of Shaw Park before Winnipeg Goldeyes game (in partnership with Manitoba Hydro)

On Friday, June 16th at 7 pm, we invite you to take your family out to the ball game! Manitoba Hydro and the Winnipeg Goldeyes have partnered up to support a select number of Winnipeg charities, including RMHC Manitoba! We encourage you to share this with family and friends so they can join in on the fun as well!

Tickets will be on sale until Friday, June 9th at midnight! Click below to get yours today! Use the promo code, 101GOLDEYES, to donate 10% of your ticket purchase to RMHC Manitoba!



The help you all provided allowed us to focus care on our wee daughter, born in the remote town of Churchill. Her thriving + growth was made possible because her parents were supported and looked after. Thank you so much for being a HUGE difference maker in our lives.
With love, Cynthia, Ian, and Lucy
(May 2016)