McDonald’s Olympics Kids Walk with Athletes in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony #friendswin
This event advances the IOC Agenda 2020 Around Youth and Sustainability
McDonald's Olympics Kids from 20 countries around the world, represent friendship and unity for children worldwide which are key values of the Olympic Games. The flag bearer of each of the 207 country athlete delegations will be accompanied by a McDonald’s Olympics Kid.
The McDonald's Olympics Kids from the U.S. and Canada were selected by Ronald McDonald House Charities as having overcome great adversity and McDonald’s is proud to celebrate these remarkable kids and their commitment to friendship.
The Canadian kids include:
- Carter Morrison, 11, Carlyle, Saskatchewan
- Ryker Pearson, 10, Mayerthorpe, Alberta
- Kailah Tetrault, 10, Hamilton, Ontario
- Jacob Comtois, 10, Trois Rivieres, Quebec
- Rebekah Winsor, 10, Little St. Lawrence, Newfoundland
About McDonald’s and the Olympic Games
McDonald’s commitment to the Olympic Movement began in 1968, when the company airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes in Grenoble, France, after they reported being homesick for McDonald’s food. Since then, the company has served its menu of choice and variety to millions of athletes, their coaches, families and fans. Rio 2016 marks the 11th consecutive Games with McDonald’s as the Official Partner, serving Olympic athletes and fans at the Games.
About McDonald’s Canada
In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ nearly 90,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 85 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion we spend on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada visit McDonalds.ca.