Operation Red Nose gets public home safely

Operation Red Nose had another successful year in Williams Lake, said community safety co-ordinator Dave Dickson.

  • Jan. 5, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Operation Red Nose had another successful year in Williams Lake, said community safety co-ordinator Dave Dickson.

“We had 198 volunteers give 342 rides and travel a total of 6,281 kilometres,” Dickson said. “We took a total of 711 people safely to their homes.”

The furthest destination for a ride was Felker Lake, he added.

While the total amount of donations has yet to be finalized, Dickson said he anticipates it will “likely run over $10,000.”

This year’s campaign kicked off on Nov. 27 and went every weekend up until New Year’s Eve.

All proceeds from the campaign will go to Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics, Williams Lake Skating Club, Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society and Blue Fins.