Operation Red Nose has busy opening weekend

Despite experiencing some technical difficulties on its opening night, Operation Red Nose Prince George delivered 126 safe rides home on its opening weekend of 2018.

Friday – 65 volunteers, including 14 road teams provided 44 rides travelling 1,159 km.
Saturday – 76 volunteers, including 18 road teams provided 82 rides, travelling 2,433 km.

Red Nose organizers experienced some technical difficulties with their phone lines for the first two hours of our service Friday night, resulting in clients not being able to reach them from 9 – 11 p.m.

“During that time, we managed to dispatch four rides through our social media channels until the issues were resolved. Teams were busy from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. providing 40 rides,” said Operation Red Nose spokesperson Andrea Johnson.

“We apologize to those who tried to get through to us early on and we thank everyone for their patience as we worked to fix the issues. “We did not experience any technical issues on Saturday night as clients reached out to us as soon as the phones were turned on at 9 p.m.”

Operation Red Nose will be back on the road Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8.