Busy weekend kicks off 22nd year for Operation Red Nose in Kamloops

By Adam Donnelly
December 3, 2018 - 4:23pm Updated: December 3, 2018 - 5:38pm

KAMLOOPS — Last weekend Operation Red Nose kicked off their 22nd season making sure Kamloops drivers get home safe during the holidays.

“[Operations Red Nose supplied] 1,138 rides last year, so if we could beat that, it would be fantastic,” Operation Red Nose Coordinator Shanon Guglielmini told CFJC Today.

If the first weekend was any indication, the designated driving service could surpass those numbers in the 13 remaining night they’ll be on the road.

“We had 12 teams [of volunteers] on Friday night, only 11 teams on Saturday night, but they managed to do 121 rides on Saturday night and 67 on Friday,” Guglielmini said. “We gave 188 rides this weekend, which is fantastic.”

To ensure more people get home safe, Operation Red Nose is looking for more volunteers.

“The more volunteers that we have, the more rides we can give,” Guglielmini said. “Next Friday and Saturday, we’re looking at 11 or 12 teams… but we’re expecting it to be even busier, with more calls. People start calling at 8:00, right on the dot.”

If you want to volunteer for Operation Red Nose, you can call Shanon at (250) 320-0650, or email [email protected] so you can help make the streets of Kamloops safer this holiday season.

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