Operation Red Nose Kamloops leads the way again

By Greg Fry/Tanya Cronin
January 3, 2018 - 2:58pm Updated: January 3, 2018 - 3:35pm

KAMLOOPS — It was another successful year for Operation Red Nose in Kamloops.

The designated driving service offered 1,338 rides over 18 nights of service this holiday season, the most in B.C.

"We did finish first again. We were about 500 rides ahead of the second place host community (Prince George)," says coordinator Katie Klassen. "We did really well. Kamloops continues to grow, which is great. I know there's a few communities in the Lower Mainland who cancelled the service so for us to continue to grow every year is great to see."

So, what does she attribute the success in Kamloops to?

"Getting the word out. People really like having that second option home and the volunteers help us have more teams on the road."

Operation Red Nose was also able to raise $35,500 for PacificSport, about $2,500 more than last year.

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