Operation Red Nose (ORN) is a national road safety campaign aimed at reducing impaired driving during the holiday season. It allows people to drink responsibly and get home safely.
SGI is the Saskatchewan sponsor of the program, which currently runs in The Battlefords, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Any community across the province can participate and get involved by visiting their website at operationrednose.com or calling the national office at 1-800-463-7222. In Prince Albert call 306-763-6673, in The Battlefords call 306-446-2827, in Saskatoon call 306-260-7515 and in Regina call 306-949-2400.
How the service works
The service typically runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 31 but check operationrednose.com for the schedule in your area. Then, if you need to get home safely after celebrating the holiday season with some drinks, call ORN for a free ride home.
A team of 3 volunteers will pick you up and drive you in your own vehicle to the destination of your choice. One volunteer drives your vehicle, a 2nd volunteer navigates and a 3rd follows in an escort vehicle to pick up the 2 volunteers once they drop you off.
The service is free but donations are accepted. ORN is a great fundraising opportunity with 100% of client donations going towards local youth or amateur sport organizations where the program is held.
In your community
If your community is interested in becoming an ORN member, contact the national office at 1-800-463-7222.
If you live in The Battelfords, Saskatoon, Regina or Prince Albert and would like to be a volunteer for ORN, contact your local office.
Prince Albert office
The Battlefords office
Traffic Safety Promotion
1-800-667-8015 ext. 6042