Operation Red Nose has record first weekend

By Chad Harris
November 29, 2015 - 3:44pm Updated: November 30, 2015 - 5:52pm

KAMLOOPS — A good start to the year for Operation Red Nose.

The by donation program provides party goers with an alternative ride home during a season of festivities. 

The weekend included a first night record 67 rides home. 

Organizer Katie Klassen says they raised just over $1500 and it's the best opening night they've had in 19 years of service to the community. Klassen says with the service picking up, they are in need of more teams of volunteers to participate over the next month.

The service runs from now until New Year's Eve. Anyone interested in participating is asked to go to the RCMP office on Battle Street to fill out the volunteer application form. 

All the proceeds raised from Operation Red Nose goes toward amateur athletes in Kamloops.

Last holiday season the group provided 1,265 rides and are hopeful to surpass the 13-hundred mark this year.

If you need a safe ride home you can call ORN at (250)372-5110

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