Operation Red Nose is back for the holiday season
Nov. 29, 2012
SGI is committed to helping everyone plan a safe ride home, and Operation Red Nose provides people in the Battlefords, Prince Albert and Saskatoon with another alternative to drinking and driving.
Throughout the holiday season, anyone who has been drinking and feels they are not able to drive home can call Operation Red Nose for a ride. A team of three volunteers, coordinated through the local Lions Clubs, will pick them up and drive them, in their own vehicle, to the destination of their choice. One volunteer drives the client's vehicle, a second volunteer navigates and a third volunteer follows in an escort vehicle to pick up the two volunteers once they drop off the client.
While the service is free, donations are accepted and are then distributed to local youth and amateur sports initiatives in the participating city.
Impaired driving is still the number one cause of fatal collisions in Saskatchewan. If your city does not yet participate in Operation Red Nose, there are still many other options for getting home safely: take a cab, stay the night, choose a designated driver, call a sober friend or family member, or contact another designated driving service. We also encourage other cities in Saskatchewan to take part in this initiative next year.
SGI wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season, so celebrate responsibly and plan a safe ride home.
For Operation Red Nose service call:
North Battleford - 306-446-2827
Prince Albert - 306-763-6673
Saskatoon - 306-371-7099