Operations Red Nose volunteers offer hundreds of safe rides
January 8, 2014
At least 725 people got home safely during the holiday season, thanks to Operation Red Nose volunteers in The Battlefords, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina.
Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 31, 2013, 615 Operation Red Nose volunteers provided 725 safe rides home. Volunteers also raised nearly $16,000 thanks to the generosity of the people using the service, money that will go towards local youth and amateur sports organizations in the participating cities.
“SGI is so appreciative of the many volunteers who gave up time with family and friends to make sure people in their community got home safely – thank you for your efforts in keeping our roads safe,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Also, thanks to the people who made the responsible choice and called Operation Red Nose for a safe ride home after drinking.”
In 2009, The Battlefords became the first Saskatchewan community to offer the Operation Red Nose program. The program expanded to Prince Albert in 2011, Saskatoon in 2012 and Regina in 2013.
The Operation Red Nose program is available in any Saskatchewan community that chooses to get involved. Interested communities can contact Operation Red Nose by email at email@example.com or visit operationrednose.com.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance