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Red Nose Volunteer Drive Gains Steam

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 2:49 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Operation Red Nose (ORN) Prince George is still looking for volunteers.operation-rednose-315x172

The designated driving service is hoping to attract over 300 helpers this holiday season and so far, have signed up 77.

“Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been out in the community, drumming up interest for volunteers as well as raising awareness about our program,” says Operation Red Nose spokesperson Andrea Johnson. “So far we have been thrilled with the response from the community in stepping up and helping us out.”

She says ORN volunteers were at the Prince George Cougars game on Oct. 22 and the Healthier You Expo Oct. 16 handing out applications to potential volunteers.

They were also at Camp Hughes last weekend speaking to Scouts Canada volunteers who are also helping this holiday season.

Now in its 19th season in Prince George, ORN volunteers will be out on the road nine nights this year starting November 25 and wrapping up New Year’s Eve.

Volunteers must be 19-years-old, have a valid driver’s license, and complete a criminal record check.

You can learn more by clicking here. Last year Operation Red Nose offered 1,059 rides – the third most since beginning operations in Prince George.

Operation Red Nose is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George in partnership with the Prince George RCMP and ICBC.

Proceeds from driver donations go to local youth and amateur sport.



So we need a criminal record check to give someone who is impaired a ride home.Hmmmmm/. Does the impaired person require a criminal record check before he gets into the car.?? Just askin..

They just want to make sure you won’t throw them out of the car and take off with it! Sounds stupid but you never know!!

Just makes sense that volunteers have a criminal record check. Would you want Larry Takahashi giving your drunk daughter a ride home?

Intoxicated people could be vulnerable to theft and sexual assault. A criminal record check is a reasonable demand.

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