Fraser Valley – Volunteers are now being sought for this year’s Operation red Nose. Drivers and support staff will be needed by the end of the November for the 5 week run of the Nose.
Operation Red Nose launchedits 35th campaign Wednesday as the organization gets ready to deploy its famous safe ride service in 102 communities across Canada, including 11 British Columbia communities. The service will be available from November 30th to December 31st. Supported by its provincial sponsor ICBC, the organization is back to provide a safe ride home to those who don’t feel fit to drive. Volunteer Application Forms are now available at OperationRedNose.com.
This year’s slogan “Keeping you safe for the Holidays!” reaffirms Operation Red Nose’s purpose, which is to make roads safer for everyone during the holiday season. The organization invites both first-time and longtime volunteers to take part in this important collective effort which helps provide more than 2,000 safe rides each year in the province, in addition to helping raise funds for local youth and amateur sport programs. In addition, Operation Red Nose also launches a brand new public service announcement which will be broadcast on both radio and TV stations, in the form of a humorous animated video.
Operation Red Nose: Still relevant after 35 years
Operation Red Nose’s safe ride service has never ceased to gain in popularity and in maturity since its beginning in 1984, when 260 volunteers provided rides for 463 motorists. 35 years later, the organization mobilizes 50,000 volunteers annually who drive an average of 70,000 Canadian motorists home, in 102 communities across seven provinces.
“For our 35th campaign, we’re taking the time to reflect on everything we’ve accomplished since 1984. As the current context demonstrates, our program is still relevant today. Therefore, Canada’s largest safe ride home service will be back during the holiday season, beginning on November 30th,” says Mr. Jean-Marie De Koninck, Founding President of Operation Red Nose.