Let Rudy take the wheel: Operation Red Nose is back on the road
Nov. 22, 2012
While the countdown to the holiday season has officially begun, Operation Red Nose, in collaboration with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and with the support of many dedicated volunteers, is getting ready to make the roads safer in 109 communities from coast to coast in seven Canadian provinces. This year also marks the first campaign in Saskatoon.
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012, volunteers wearing the famous red vest will be on the road to provide people who feel unfit to drive with a safe alternative to get back home. During this fourth campaign in Saskatchewan, the Operation Red Nose Lions Club volunteers, headquartered in The Battlefords, Prince Albert and for the first time in Saskatoon, will be taking calls from partygoers with one goal in mind: to make roads and highways safer for everyone.
By the community, for the community
The Operation Red Nose service is entirely provided by volunteers. Donations are always accepted and benefit local youth initiatives. “All client donations are given to local non‐profit organizations that support youth and/or amateur sport. Every year, more than $1,500,000 is turned over to these organizations across Canada,” declares Jean‐Marie De Koninck, Founding President of Operation Red Nose.
SGI: the provincial sponsor
SGI is committed to helping everyone in Saskatchewan plan a safe ride home. SGI is proud to sponsor Operation Red Nose for a fourth year and is pleased to see a third community, Saskatoon, participate this year, in addition to Prince Albert and The Battlefords. SGI plans to continue support for this program and hopes to see the program expand to more communities.
Volunteers: the heart and soul of Operation Red Nose
The Operation Red Nose service is based on the involvement of numerous volunteers devoted to their communities. Last year, more than 200 volunteers in Saskatchewan came out to enjoy a fun evening and provide safe rides home to motorists, along with their coworkers, friends or family members. Anyone interested in volunteering with Operation Red Nose can visit OperationRedNose.com to download anapplication form.
Operation Red Nose in Saskatchewan
Operation Red Nose is hosted locally by a non‐profit organization that plans, with the help of the National office in Quebec City, the safe ride home service in its community. Any youth or amateur sports organization looking for an original way to raise funds and interested in hosting our road safety campaign may visit OperationRedNose.com to find out more about bringing our program to their community.
Operation Red Nose since 1984
Founded in 1984 by Jean‐Marie De Koninck, Operation Red Nose is a national road safety campaign against impaired driving. Last year, 58,683 volunteers provided 85,926 rides in various communities across Canada.
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Saskatchewan Government Insurance
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