WINNIPEG — A program to help those who indulge in festive cheer make it back home safely is about to hit the road for another season.
Operation Red Nose, an initiative by Safety Services Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance, held their annual launch on Friday.
“Programs like Operation Red Nose have an important role to play in renewing our dedication to Manitoba’s road safety every holiday season,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba.
“We know that the hundreds of volunteers in our now 11 participating communities, with the new addition of St. Malo, believe in the service ORN provides.”
Operation Red Nose has run for more than 20 years in Manitoba and 35 years nationally.
The volunteer-run program ensures holiday revellers and their vehicles arrive home after a night out. Donations are accepted and go to support various youth programs and local organizations in Manitoba.
In Winnipeg, call (204) 947-NOSE (6673). Manitobans can also download the Operation Red Nose mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
Operation Red Nose begins on select nights starting Friday, November 30 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and wraps up on New Year’s Eve.
Other participating Manitoba locations include Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Shilo, Steinbach/La Broquerie, The Pas and Thompson.
For ride schedules and volunteer opportunities, visit rednosemb.ca.