This Season, Hand the Reins Over to Operation Red Nose
From November 28th to December 31st 2014
Nov. 17, 2014
Operation Red Nose's hundreds of volunteers in Saskatchewan are lining up as the 6th campaign in the province is getting underway. On most weekend nights, starting November 28th up to New Year's Eve, those volunteers will be offering their fellow citizens the popular safe ride home service to motorists who don’t feel fit to drive. With the help of Operation Red Nose's provincial sponsor, SGI, the service will be offered in 4 Saskatchewan communities: Regina, Saskatoon, The Battlefords and Prince Albert. To reach the safe ride home service, clients can find a local phone number available at OperationRedNose.com.
This year's campaign theme, This Season, Hand the Reins Over to Us, encourages motorists who had one too many, who are tired or who are simply not able to drive their vehicle to call Operation Red Nose. A team of three volunteers will be dispatched and the motorist will be safely driven home in his or her own vehicle. The service is by donations and 100% of these are turned over to local youth and amateur sports organizations. Each year, Operation Red Nose clients contribute $1.5 million to youth initiatives, from coast to coast.
Operation Red Nose's service is entirely provided by volunteers: from the lovely voices who answer the phones - to the smiling teams that drive around the city all night. The impressive community program requires an important number of volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering for a guaranteed night of fun is invited to fill out the Volunteer Application Form available for each community at OperationRedNose.com.
SGI: A PROUD PROVINCIAL SPONSOR
"You can't count on Santa's magic sleigh to get you home after you've been drinking. But you can count on Operation Red Nose," said Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris. "SGI is committed to helping Saskatchewan residents plan a safe ride home, and we're proud to continue our sponsorship for Operation Red Nose in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and The Battlefords. We encourage more communities to join in."
The Operation Red Nose service is offered to the community by the community. Hosted locally by a non‐profit organization, Operation Red Nose is a national road safety campaign covering 99 communities in 7 provinces. Since its inception in 1984, more than a million devoted volunteers have taken part in the safe ride home service, taking over 1.9 million people home in their own vehicles.