Operation Red Nose gets you Home Safe Home
Nov. 12, 2015
From November 27th to December 31st, more than 50,000 Operation Red Nose volunteers throughout the country will hit the road, providing people with an additional option to get home safe. For the seventh year, SGI is once again proud to sponsor the initiative in Saskatchewan, which will see the service operate in four communities, including The Battlefords, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Throughout the country, Operation Red Nose will be providing a safe ride home to Canadians in over 104 communities. For its 32nd annual campaign, Operation Red Nose invites everyone in Saskatchewan, and all across Canada, to get “home safe home” by calling upon its services, or by taking part in the festivities as a volunteer.
SGI is committed to helping everyone plan a safe ride home, and as the provincial sponsor of the program, will provide people in Saskatchewan with an alternative to drinking and driving throughout the holiday season. Under the theme “Home Safe Home”, this year’s initiative puts forward the fact that the service represents the best option to end one’s evening, as much so for the volunteers who will feel a sense of accomplishment, as for the service users who will ensure they get home safe.
Mobile app to better plan one’s night out
Operation Red Nose provides many tools to help service users plan their outings. In addition to its website, this year Operation Red Nose launches a mobile application for Apple and Android phones in every province where the service is provided. Available in both official languages, the mobile app will allow users to quickly find the phone number of the Operation Red Nose organization closest to them, as well as information on operating hours. It will also be possible to set an alarm to remind oneself that it’s time to call Operation Red Nose for a safe ride home.
En route to the 2 millionth ride!
The 2015 campaign also marks an important chapter in the history of Operation Red Nose, since the organization will reach the impressive milestone of 2 million rides on November 28th. This number represents the number of Canadians who have made the responsible decision to plan a safe ride by calling upon the Operation Red Nose service to get home safe. “This accomplishment would never have been possible without the participation of some 1,100,000 volunteers whom, through the years, have contributed to improving road safety in their community, declared Jean-Marie De Koninck, Founding-President of Operation Red Nose. Their relentless commitment to road safety has been the foundation of Operation Red Nose’s success since the beginning.”
SGI - A proud partner from the beginning
“Imagine not having your loved ones around this holiday season because they or someone else chose to drive impaired. Whether it’s your spouse, child, family member or friend there’s someone who is depending on you to make it home safely,” said Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris. “SGI is once again proud to sponsor Operation Red Nose in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and The Battlefords with the goal of ensuring we all make it home for the holidays this year.”
For the community by the community, your donations encourage youth and amateur sport
Without the exceptional commitment of all the volunteers who have generously given of their time since 1984, Operation Red Nose would not be the well known organization that it is today. In each of the community where the organization offers its free safe ride service, citizens mobilise themselves to volunteer one night, or more, during the holiday season in order to help make their community safer while helping raise funds for local youth programs. Last year, 1.5 million dollars were raised in client donations, and were entirely turned over to youth or amateur sports organizations.
For more information on Operation Red Nose in Saskatchewan, visit Operation Red Nose’s national website and select one of the four Saskatchewan locations.
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 nearly 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.