Plan for a safe ride home this holiday season
November 5, 2010
For a second year, the Operation Red Nose safe ride home service will be back in Saskatchewan. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, 2010, citizens of The Battlefords area will be able to phone 306-446-2827 and get a safe ride home. The service is made possible in Saskatchewan through the support of our sponsor SGI.
Operation Red Nose is a national road safety campaign against impaired driving. The program offers a safe ride home service, free of charge in one's own vehicle, provided during the holiday season to motorists who do not feel fit to drive. It is a volunteer driven private chauffeur service, provided to the community by the community. It's an original way to get home safe, in one's own vehicle, without taking the wheel.
The Operation Red Nose service is free, but donations are always accepted. One hundred percent of client donations are handed to local youth or amateur sports organizations in the communities where the program is held. In North Battleford, the Lions Club and the Boys and Girls Club, local host organizations for Operation Red Nose, will receive the donations which will help support youth programs in The Battlefords.
Operation Red Nose in The Battlefords
You don't feel fit to drive? You're too tired? You've had too much to drink? We encourage you to call a relative, a sober friend, a cab, or Operation Red Nose in order to get home safe.
To access the free safe ride home service in The Battlefords, simply call 306-446-2827 when you're ready to go, and a team of volunteers will come meet you to take you and your car safely home. No need to book the service in advance. Just call from a bar, a restaurant, or a party at a friend's house, and we will come pick you up.
How can one volunteer for Operation Red Nose?
Nothing is more simple. All you have to do is go to www.operationrednose.com, download the volunteer application form for The Battlefords, fill it out and send it to the address indicated on the form.
If Operation Red Nose has been able to hold its annual road safety campaign in Canada for more than 20 years, it is largely due to the numerous volunteers who donate one evening or more of their time during the holiday season. By offering an alternative to drinking and driving to the members of their community, these volunteers help make roads safer for everyone.
SGI - our provincial partner
"SGI is commited to helping everyone plan a safe ride home," said Minister Responsible for SGI Tim McMillan. "We're pleased to sponsor Operation Red Nose in North Battleford for the second straight year to provide people with another alternative to drinking and driving. Working together, we can help reduce the number of impaired driving collisions and make our roads safer for everyone this holiday season."
Operation Red Nose in Saskatchewan
Operation Red Nose is hosted by non-profit local host organizations which organize the safe ride home service in their communities.
We encourage youth or amateur sports organizations looking for an original fundraising idea to host our road safety campaign in their community. They can do that by contacting the national office of Operation Red Nose at 1-800-463-7222, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Red Nose in Canada
Operation Red Nose will be available in 109 communities and in eight Canadian provinces this year. Last year, more than 50,900 volunteers provided 73,193 rides throughout Canada. This year again, we need your help. Without volunteers, none of this is possible. Don't wait. Bring your friends, your colleagues, or your family and come have fun. To download a volunteer application form, go to www.operationrednose.com.
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