Operation Red Nose begins this weekend

Operation Red Nose kicks off in Williams Lake this weekend.

  • Nov. 25, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Operation Red Nose kicks off in Williams Lake this weekend.

This is the seventh year the Williams Lake Rotary club has been supporting the program and 31st annual campaign in Canada. With the help of its provincial partner, ICBC, the Operation Red Nose service will be offered each Friday and Saturday evenings from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31.

With this year’s theme ‘This season, hand the reins over to us,’ Operation Red Nose is inviting all British Columbians to call and plan a safe ride home.

Operation Red Nose works by deploying teams of three volunteers who will travel communities’ roads and highways to provide drivers and their vehicles with a ride home.

In addition to making roads safer for everyone during the holiday season, Operation Red Nose volunteers raise funds which directly support youth organizations and amateur sports in Williams Lake. This year, Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics, Williams Lake Skating Club, Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society and Blue Fins will be the recipients.

“The Williams Lake RCMP are very supportive of this worthwhile program,” says Insp. Warren Brown.  “This program assists with the RCMP’s vision in getting people safety home.”

To help carry out this program, Operation Red Nose receives support from key loyal partners. Operation Red Nose received support from the RCMP, Mike Austin Financial, Community Policing, our media outlets, Taylor Made Cakes and Sweets, Lake City Ford, Cariboo GM, Heartland Toyota, Gustafson’s Chrysler Jeep, Ron Ridley Rental, Progressive Printers, City of Williams Lake and Panago Pizza.

For more contact Dave Dickson at 250-392-8701 or david.dickson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.