Twenty-first Operation Red Nose ramps up in B.C.

Fifty-eight-thousand Canadian Operation Red Nose volunteers are getting ready for this year’s special campaign.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Fifty-eight-thousand Canadian Operation Red Nose volunteers are getting ready for this year’s special campaign, when the safe ride service will celebrate its 33rd annual campaign.

With the help of its provincial partner, ICBC, the Operation Red Nose service will be offered from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 2016 in 102 host communities across Canada, including 13 communities.

With this year’s theme: “Bringing you home for the Holidays,” it reminds people that using the Operation Red Nose service is the best way to end an evening, because it will get them home safely, thanks to the priceless collaboration of hard-working volunteers crisscrossing the province’s roads while wearing the famous red vest, a national road safety symbol that never goes out of style.

They can also participate in the campaign by taking part in a memorable evening of volunteering, on the road or in one of the headquarters, or by supporting their local host organization financially.

If Operation Red Nose can celebrate 33 years of successful activity, it’s because of the exceptional community involvement of the volunteers from year to year since 1984.

In Canada, this year, an impressive 90-plus host organizations will provide the Operation Red Nose service in November and December.

Teams of three volunteers will travel our communities’ roads and highways again this year in order to provide a simple and accessible way for their fellow citizens to get home safe.

In addition to making road safer for everyone during the Holiday Season, Operation Red Nose volunteers allow the community to 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 Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley.

“The program assisted with the RCMP vision of ‘Safe Community, Safe homes”

To help carry out this program, Operation Red Nose received support from key loyal partners.

In Williams Lake, Operation Red Nose received support from the Williams Lake RCMP, Williams Lake Community Policing, The GOAT/Cariboo Radio, Heartland Toyota, Lake City Ford, Gustafson’s Chrysler Jeep, Cariboo GM, Ron Ridley Rentals, Mike Austin Financial Services, Progressive Printers, Red Tomato Pie, Taylor Made Cakes and Panago Pizza.

For further enquiries or to advise of a function that you be hosting, please contact Dave Dickson at 250 392-8701, 250 267-1154 or david.dickson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.