McDonalds delivers

HMCS Calgary crewmembers line up to enjoy some McDonalds food provided by Westshore McDonalds while the ship was alongside F jetty in Colwood on April 30. Photos by Corporal Jay Naples, MARPAC Imaging Services

HMCS Calgary crewmembers line up to enjoy some McDonalds food provided by Westshore McDonalds while the ship was alongside F jetty in Colwood on April 30. Photos by Corporal Jay Naples, MARPAC Imaging Services

Lt(N) Greg Menzies, PAO HMCS Calgary ~

It takes a lot of planning and preparation to feed 230 sailors on a Canadian warship, something the cooks sailing in HMCS Calgary know too well. 

However, when Calgary came alongside F Jetty on April 30 to refuel and resupply before heading back to sea, the cooks were given the night off.

McDonalds did the cooking. 

The McDonalds on Island Highway in Victoria donated a “McBuffet” for the ship’s company consisting of 120 Quarter Pounders, 120 Big Macs, and 100 packs of 10 piece Chicken McNuggets, cookies, and apple slices.

After a suggestion was made by a crewmember to order McDonalds  the next time the ship was alongside to keep morale high, Commander Alex Barlow, Commanding Officer of Calgary, reached out to Jeff Topping, McDonalds Director Restaurant Development Eastern Canada, for assistance.  

The request was well received and Lt(N) Krisztina Rekeszki, ships Logistics Officer, and her team coordinated the details and delivery to F Jetty, while ensuring all health protection measures were taken. 

Calgary’s crew sends out a thank you to Ken Taylor and the Westshore McDonalds team for their support.  The McBuffet donation was a great gesture and show of appreciation to Calgary during these difficult times.  Every sailor was “lovin’ it!”

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  1. Heather says:

    Nice.

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