In 2017 on the same weekend, 71 rides were delivered on night five (Friday) and 129 on night six (Saturday). The highest number of rides divers have provided on Weekend 3 is 273 rides (111 on night five and 163 on night six) in 2014.
Those who require a safe ride home can call 250-962-7433 between 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Clients must have a vehicle with valid B.C. license plates.
All donations go towards youth and amateur sport organizations in Prince George. After four nights of service in 2018, a total of 342 rides have been delivered.
As for volunteers, only 16 teams are signed up for New Year’s Eve.
“That number needs to be at least doubled to meet the demand for rides we expect,” said Andrea Johnson, Operation Red Nose spokesperson. “It means at least another 48 volunteers are needed, whether they’ve only volunteered with us one night or are former clients.”
The deadline to drop off applications to the Prince George RCMP is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The application, which includes a Criminal Record Check, is available online at www.ornpg.ca
Operation Red Nose is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako in partnership with ICBC and the Prince George RCMP.