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Operation Red Nose rolling again this weekend

Operation Red Nose Prince George will have 18 teams out on the road Friday, Dec. 6 and another 14 teams out Saturday, Dec. 7 to provide safe rides home to party-goers for its second weekend of 2019.

In 2018 on the same weekend, 15 teams delivered 104 rides on Night 3 (Friday) and 18 teams delivered 112 rides on Night 4 (Saturday).

The highest number of rides we’ve provided on Weekend 2 is 143 rides (95 on night three and 148 on night four) in 2014.

So far after two nights in 2019, Operation Red Nose has given 98 rides to passengers, which included 41 on Friday, Nov. 29 and 57 more on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Those who require a safe ride home can call 250-962-7433 between 9 p.m. and 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.

As for volunteers, 170 people have signed up to help out in 2019. More volunteers are still needed, especially for New Year’s Eve. Those interested in helping out can apply online at www.ornpg.ca, which includes a Criminal Record Check. Volunteers who’d like to be part of a road team must be 19 years old and have a valid B.C. driver’s license.

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

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