robin kuniski/for metro calgary


Calgary Flames defenceman Rhett Warrener and Braden Kinahan, 7, get ready to bowl yesterday at the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life Rhett Warrener and Friends Celebrity Bowl held at Frank Sisson’s Silver Dollar Casino.


The Calgary Flames traded in their skates yesterday for bowling shoes at the Rhett Warrener and Friends Celebrity Bowl yesterday at Frank Sisson’s Casino.

The Flames and fellow celebrities were donning the bowling uniforms and tacky shoes to support the Ronald McDonald House Southern.

Warrener, wearing bright green plaid pants, said he enjoys watching everyone have fun at the event.

“One of the best things about today is how much fun it is and that’s what we’re here for. The guys are out and having a good time with the kids and everyone is enjoying it,” the defenceman told Metro.

Other celebrities, including Cassie Campbell and Doug Gilmour joined current Flames Owen Nolan, Daymond Langkow and others to bowl with kids and families living at the hospital cottage.

Executive director Larry Mathieson of the Ronald McDonald House said the people who benefit the most from events such as yesterday’s are the families affected by childhood sicknesses.

“Some of these kids are really sick and need to be in the hospital for a long time and it’s nice for the families to be able to get out and do something fun and meet some interesting people,” he said.

No final numbers

  • The Ronald McDonald House was hoping to raise $50,000 yesterday. No final numbers are in yet.