Mark Hamm and Bob Sunner from Williams Lake Community Policing presented a cheque to Lindsey Wood representing Williams Lake Minor Hockey from the 2019 Operation Red Nose campaign. (Photo submitted)

Mark Hamm and Bob Sunner from Williams Lake Community Policing presented a cheque to Lindsey Wood representing Williams Lake Minor Hockey from the 2019 Operation Red Nose campaign. (Photo submitted)

Operation Red Nose volunteers encouraging residents to ‘take the reins’

Go to take-the-reins.com and explore a range of festive and informative tools

While this year won’t see Operation Red Nose running due to COVID-19, those who participated in the event last year not only helped keep impaired drivers off the road, but also raised funds for several local non-profit organizations.

Last year the program, which is spearheaded by the Williams Lake Community Policing Association, raised $15,435.96 and was divided among four youth groups including Camp Likely, Williams Lake Minor Hockey, Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association and the Youth Fiddlers.

Baldish Singh Sunner presented the funds to the groups and also thanked long time organizer Dave Dickson and long time dispatcher Jack Berger for their amazing contributions over the years.

For 2020, Operation Red Nose is encouraging everyone to “take the reigns” and make a responsible choice to not drink and drive.

Go to take-the-reins.com and explore a range of festive and informative tools such as: mocktail recipes, tips to prevent a friend from driving impaired, and distinctive accessories for your designated driver.


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Bob Sunner and Mark Hamm from Williams Lake Community Policing Association present a cheque to Trudy Rick of the Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association early in 2020. (Photo submitted)

Bob Sunner and Mark Hamm from Williams Lake Community Policing Association present a cheque to Trudy Rick of the Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association early in 2020. (Photo submitted)