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Operation Red Nose ready for New Year’s Eve

Operation Red Nose Prince George will have 25 eager and enthusiastic volunteer teams to help those ringing in 2020 get home safely on New Year’s Eve.

“However, even with that number of road teams, we will be staying within city limits as we have done in the past and are asking people to be patient,” said Andrea Johnson, Operation Red Nose Prince George spokesperson. “We know we’ll be quite busy from midnight to 4 a.m. and we’ll do our best to get to everyone who calls.”

Those who require a safe ride home can call 250-962-7433 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Clients must have a vehicle with valid B.C. license plates.

In previous years on New Year’s Eve, 24 teams provided 157 rides in 2018; 24 teams delivered 166 rides in 2017; 24 teams provided 172 rides in 2016; and 35 teams provided 209 rides in 2015.

So far after eight nights of service in 2019, Operation Red Nose has delivered more than 750 rides to Prince George party-goers during the holiday season.

All donations go towards youth and amateur sport organizations in Prince George.

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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