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Start Your Engines: Operation Red Nose Launches 2016 Campaign

Start Your Engines: Operation Red Nose Launches 2016 Campaign

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Rudy and his team of hard-working volunteers are hitting Winnipeg streets for another season of Operation Red Nose.

Safety Services Manitoba officially launched their 2016 campaign on Friday.

“As Manitoba’s leader in providing road safety training and with over 50 years of experience, Safety Services Manitoba knows the importance and the value of a program like Operation Red Nose,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO.

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Nearly 4,000 Call Operation Red Nose for Safe Ride Home

Nearly 4,000 Call Operation Red Nose for Safe Ride Home

Operation Red NoseWINNIPEG — Operation Red Nose provided 3,949 rides to people over the holiday season with the help of 2,204 volunteers.

The free service is operated annually to give revellers another alternative option to drinking and driving.

“Thanks to the program’s dedicated sponsors, hosts and volunteers, thousands and thousands of Manitobans have arrived home safely after their holiday gatherings,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba.

“SSM is extremely proud to be part of the program’s success, helping to make Manitoba the safest province to live and work.”

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Operation Red Nose Revving Up for Holiday Season

Operation Red Nose Revving Up for Holiday Season

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Safety Services Manitoba CEO Judy Murphy and mascot Rudy during the media launch of Operation Red Nose’s 21st annual campaign on Friday, November 13, 2015. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)
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Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot (HANDOUT)

The time of year for Christmas parties and holiday gatherings is quickly approaching, and Operation Red Nose will be ready.

The service launched their 21st campaign during a media event on Friday.

Safety Services Manitoba will begin the Operation Red Nose program on November 27 at 9 p.m.

The free service will operate every Friday and Saturday thereafter, including December 17 and 31.

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Operation Red Nose Ends 2014 Season with 3,700+ Rides

Operation Red Nose Ends 2014 Season with 3,700+ Rides

Operation Red NoseWINNIPEG — Operation Red Nose celebrated its 20th year this past holiday season by giving more than 3,750 rides across the province.

The free service operated in 10 Manitoba communities to get holiday revellers home safely with the help of 2,246 volunteers.

“Over the program’s past 20 years in the province, thousands and thousands of Manitobans have arrived home safely after their holiday gatherings,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “As an organization which has been dedicated to preventing loss and protecting people since 1964, SSM is extremely proud to be part of making the program a success.”

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Congrats to Our Operation Red Nose Winner!

Congrats to Our Operation Red Nose Winner!

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ChrisD.ca contest winner Jenness Mills with Judy Murphy, CEO of Safety Services Manitoba, collects her prize on Thursday, January 8, 2015. (SAFETY SERVICES MANITOBA)

Congratulations to Jenness Mills, who won the Operation Red Nose contest through ChrisD.ca on December 31, 2014.

Together with Manitoba Public Insurance and Safety Services Manitoba, we solicited tweets to ask readers to name one of the corporate sponsors of ORN. The random winner was chosen after more than a month of entries through social media.

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Operation Red Nose in Need of New Year’s Volunteers

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Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Volunteer drivers willing to help out at Operation Red Nose on New Year’s Eve are being encouraged to pick up the phone.

The program, which provides holiday-revellers with a safe ride home — is short about 100 volunteers for December 31.

The service is free, but donations are accepted to help support youth programs across the province.

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CONTEST: Win with Operation Red Nose and ChrisD.ca

CONTEST: Win with Operation Red Nose and ChrisD.ca

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ChrisD.ca, Operation Red Nose, Manitoba Public Insurance and Safety Services Manitoba want to give you the chance to win an iPad mini!

From Friday, November 28 to Wednesday, December 31, Operation Red Nose’s mascot Rudy and his dedicated teams of volunteers will be on call to give rides to those who choose not to drink and drive.

When you call Operation Red Nose, a driving team of three people will come to pick up you, your friends and your vehicle and get you safely to your next destination. It’s a great way to keep Manitoba roads safe over the holiday season. You can even call more than once in the same night!

The service is free — although donations are gratefully accepted for Manitoba youth sports programs.

How do I win?

  • Post a photo or share a story, relating to ORN or safe driving, on social media and use the hashtag #ORNrudy. Or, find out the name of one of our sponsors on the Safety Services Manitoba website and tweet or post the answer on the Operation Red Nose Facebook page. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ORNrudy.
  • Be sure to follow both @ORNMAnitoba and @ChrisDca on Twitter.

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No purchase necessary. One entry per person, please. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn within 24 hours, otherwise another entry will be chosen. Contest closes Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Manitoba residents only.

Operation Red Nose Launches 20th Annual Campaign

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman takes a selfie with Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot on Friday, November 14, 2014. (JULY MILOSEVIC PHOTO)

Rudy and his devoted team of safe-driving volunteers are gearing up for another season of Operation Red Nose.

Safety Services Manitoba launched their annual campaign Friday to get holiday revellers home safely in their own vehicles.

Operating in 10 Manitoba communities this year, Operation Red Nose will begin November 28 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and run weekends until New Year’s Eve.

“ORN is one of our many joint initiatives with MPI to encourage Manitobans to drive responsibly — in this case, choosing a safe way home means knowing when to let Rudy (the mascot) take the reins,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba.

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Operation Red Nose Wraps Up Seasonal Campaign

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Judy Murphy of Safety Services Manitoba launches the annual Operation Red Nose campaign on Friday, November 15, 2013. (JULY MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Operation Red Nose helped thousands of Manitobans get home safely this holiday season, driving 3,923 people in 11 communities.

The free service saw 2,319 volunteers lend a hand, increasing ridership by 201 people from 2012. Over $76,724.00 was raised for youth sports programs — an increase of 5% compared to last year.

“The success of this program ultimately depends on the great work done by local hosts and volunteers,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “Without their dedication to making Manitoba roads safer during the holidays, the program would not be the great success it is.”

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