RBC and Golf Canada announce Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the official charity partner for the RBC Canadian Open

RBC and Golf Canada announce Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the 
official charity partner for the RBC Canadian Open 
Canada's National Open Golf Championship continues its commitment to 
charitable giving 
TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC and Golf Canada today announced that Ronald 
McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada) has been selected as the charity 
partner for the RBC Canadian Open. 
The announcement was made at a media event held at Ronald McDonald House 
Toronto, one of 14 houses across the country that provide families of 
seriously ill or injured children a home away from home while their child is 
being treated at a nearby hospital. 
"Together with Golf Canada, we are very proud to partner with Ronald McDonald 
House Charities Canada to make a difference in the lives of children," said 
Dave McKay, Group Head, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC. "RBC and Ronald 
McDonald House Charities Canada have a longstanding relationship and we will 
continue to work together to support the mental health and well-being of 
seriously ill children and their families. Children's mental health is a cause 
close to our hearts and we're excited about this national partnership." 
Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada helps give sick children what they need 
most - their families. Ronald McDonald Housesprovide over 10,000 Canadian 
families a year with qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who are 
committed to taking care of the day-to-day essentials of running a home, so 
families don't have to worry about them. The Houses also have programs that 
offer everything from education to home-cooked meals and are filled with many 
different families who all share a common bond - love for their sick child. 
The First Canadian Ronald McDonald House opened in Toronto in 1981. And the 
national, charitable foundation created to support Ronald McDonald Houses 
(known today as Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada) was founded in 1982. 
"Golf has a legacy of supporting Ronald McDonald Houses and families across 
Canada, and today's announcement takes that commitment of support to a whole 
new level," said Cathy Loblaw, President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House 
Charities Canada. "This wonderful partnership will help us to meet the growing 
demand we are facing, as we more than double the number of families of sick 
children we are serving - from 10,000 to 20,000 families a year. We are 
truly thankful to be the recipients of the RBC Canadian Open's spirit of 
giving which will enable us to help more families of sick children have a home 
away from home during their most difficult times." 
Since coming on board as title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open in 2008, RBC 
along with Golf Canada have raised more than $5 million for charitable 
organizations across Canada that support children's wellness initiatives. 
Throughout its history, Canada's National Open Championship has generated more 
than $45 million in charitable proceeds for important causes. 
"A critical component of the RBC Canadian Open is to generate charitable 
legacies in our host communities and we are thrilled to welcome Ronald 
McDonald House Charities Canada as our national beneficiary," said Golf Canada 
CEO Scott Simmons. "Canada's National Open Championship has been a rallying 
point for Canadian golf for more than a century and we are very proud that the 
RBC Canadian Open can now contribute to the important work that RMHC Canada 
carries out in support of families and sick children in communities across 
The 2013 RBC Canadian Open is set for July 22-28 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in 
Oakville, Ont. marking the 26(th) time the Jack Nicklaus designed course will 
host Canada's National Open Golf Championship. 
In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada was founded to be the 
everlasting organization of support for Ronald McDonald Houses and their 
programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for 
out of town families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital. 
Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve more than 10,000 families each year, 
and will be serving 20,000 families across Canada by 2014. Completing our 
circle of support for Canadians is the Ronald McDonald Family Room® program 
providing an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the Hospital. 
Today there are nine Family Rooms across Canada as well as the Ronald McDonald 
Care Mobile™ program. For more information, visit www.rmhc.ca. 
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.2 million (US) 
at the RBC Canadian Open, July 22-28, 2013 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in 
Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC 
Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada's top talents to compete 
against the world's best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in 
the event's host community. Established in 1904, Canada's national open golf 
championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide 
next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly 
sponsored by RBC, Shaw Business, BMW Group Canada, C.F.F Stainless Steels, 
Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, PepsiCo, The Globe 
and Mail and Reader's Digest. For tickets or tournament information, please 
visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736. 
RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships 
with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial 
Services partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, 
Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Hunter 
Mahan and Morgan Pressel. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and 
the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through 
Golf Canada's grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur 
Golf Championships and high performance national team. RBC is one of North 
America's leading diversified financial services companies and among the 
largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. 
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in 
Canada representing more than 340,000 golfers at nearly 1,500 member clubs 
across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf 
Canada's mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport 
while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the 
growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, 
our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts 
from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to 
support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca. 
Media Contacts: 
Dan Pino Director, Corporate Communications Golf Canada (t) 1-800-263-0009 
ext. 406 (c) 416-434-5525 (e)dpino@golfcanada.ca 
Jackie Braden Director, Brand & Sponsorship Communications RBC (t) 
416.974.1724 (e)jackie.braden@rbc.com 
Roxanna Kassam Kara Manager, Marketing & Communications Ronald McDonald House 
Charities Canada (t) 416.446.3448 (e)Roxanna.Kassamkara@ca.mcd.com 
Image with caption: "2013 World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan (centre) 
practices his putting with some kids at the announcement of Ronald McDonald 
House Charities Canada as the official charity partner of the RBC Canadian 
Open (Left to right - RMHC Canada CEO Kathy Loblaw, Golf Canada CEO Scott 
Simmons, RMHC Toronto CEO Jane Marco, RBC Group Head Dave McKay) (CNW 
Group/RBC)". Image available at:  
Image with caption: "RBC and Golf Canada name Ronald McDonald House Charities 
Canada official charity partner of the RBC Canadian Open (Left to right - RMH 
Toronto CEO Jane Marco, RBC Group Head Dave McKay, 2013 World Figure Skating 
Champion Patrick Chan, Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons and RMHC Canada CEO Kathy 
Loblaw) (CNW Group/RBC)". Image available at:  
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