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Busy weekend for Operation Red Nose

Operation Red Nose Prince George delivered 216 safe rides home on its second weekend of its designated driving service in 2018.

Friday – 67 volunteers, including 15 road teams provided 104 rides travelling 2,811 km.

The 104 rides is a new record for rides on Night 3. The highest totals prior to that were 95 rides in both 2014 and 2015.

Saturday – 76 volunteers, including 18 road teams provided 112 rides, travelling 2,798 km.

“It was a fantastic weekend all around,” said Andrea Johnson, Operation Red Nose spokesperson, in a press release. “Teams were busy criss-crossing the city both nights for the majority of the six hours that we were on the road and managed to keep up to the demand for rides.

“On Saturday, our volunteers who answered clients’ calls were sometimes taking requests for as many as three different rides in one call.”

After four nights of service, a total of 342 safe rides home have been delivered. 

As for volunteers, 214 people have signed up, including 47 who are helping us out for the first time.

Another 36 volunteers are required for New Year’s Eve. Those interested in helping out can apply online as soon as possible at www.ornpg.ca, which includes a Criminal Record Check.

Operation Red Nose is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako in partnership with ICBC and the Prince George RCMP.