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Quiet Opening Weekend for Operation Red Nose

Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 2:36 PM

Prince George, B.C. – A quiet opening weekend for Operation Red Nose in Prince George .

The designated driving service offered up 88 safe rides home, fewer than this time last year.oprn

On Friday, 22 volunteer teams provided 32 rides, travelling 1,622 kilometres. That compares to the 46 rides that teams delivered on the first night in 2014.

On Saturday, 16 teams delivered 56 rides, travelling 2,025 km. That compares to the 67 rides that volunteers provided in 2014.

“While it was a relatively quiet night in terms of rides, we had an enthusiastic group of volunteers who were ready to go at a moment’s notice,” said Operation Red Nose spokesperson Andrea Johnson. “Everyone who called us for a ride, got one. It was also great to see so many new faces who answered the call to keep Prince George roads safe.”

She says 183 people have signed up to volunteer, but welcomes more as things promise to get busier as we head deeper into the holiday season.

Volunteer applications, which include a Criminal Record Check form, are available online by clicking here.┬áVolunteers must be 19 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

It’s available on seven remaining nights, including Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and New Year’s Eve.


Had Rednose been checked out like Uber. Qualified drivers, proper insurance, car inspections……etc. It called a level playing field, all in the name of a safe ride home. I’m surprised the manager of PG Taxi hasn’t jumped all over this.

Just saying, Merry Christmas


Uber is coming to towns everywhere­čś│ Be prepared!

Not sure as they are not a business the rules are the same..

Bring on Uber. competition is good for business…

I’m sure the PG Taxi manager hasn’t jumped all over this because it’s a temporary, volunteer service provided on evenings that have increased volume.

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