Operation Red Nose at your service

Seasonal transportation option for those out enjoying the festive season

Operation Red Nose will be offering safe rides home again this weekend in Williams Lake for those out enjoying the holiday season.

In its 10th year locally, Operation Red Nose started Nov. 24, and will continue to run Dec. 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and New Year’s Eve.

Volunteers are based out of the Heartland Toyota dealership, and will be ready to offer safe rides home to clients in need by donation Friday and Saturday night.

Dave Dickson, manager of community safety, said the service has already provided almost 100 rides since it started, with Nov. 24 seeing eight rides by 13 volunteers, Nov. 25 seeing 48 rides by 24 volunteers, Dec. 1 seeing seven rides by 20 volunteers and Dec. 2 seeing 33 rides by 21 volunteers.

Operation Red Nose is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage responsible behaviour with regard to impaired driving in a non-judgmental manner, by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members. The money it raises is redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth and amateur sports, and invested in responsible drinking and road safety awareness campaigns.

To book a ride in the Williams Lake area call 250-392-2222.

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