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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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Operation Red Nose

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.

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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

By Sarah Klein

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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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Operation Red Nose Needs New Year’s Volunteers

Operation Red NoseOperation Red Nose is in need of volunteers for New Year’s Eve.

Safety Services Manitoba needs about 100 people to come forward to ensure holiday revellers make it home safely.

The free service kicked off its 19th year on November 29, operating in Winnipeg and other communities across the province.

To volunteer, visit the Operation Red Nose website. Those looking to book a ride can call (204) 947-NOSE (6673).

CAA Seeking Operation Red Nose Volunteers

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A RCMP checkstop vehicle sits in a garage during the Operation Red Nose campaign launch on Friday, November 15, 2013. (JULY MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

CAA Manitoba is looking for volunteers to work with them at Operation Red Nose on Friday, December 6.

To help keep Manitoba’s roads safe from impaired drivers, the automobile association will be lending its time in several communities that night to drive holiday revellers home.

Volunteer roles include escort drivers, designated drivers, navigators, telephone operations and dispatchers. Volunteers are needed in Winnipeg, Steinbach, La Broquerie, Brandon, Selkirk, Thompson, The Pas, Arborg-Riverton, Flin Flon, Gimli, Shilo, and Portage la Prairie.

To register, contact Angèle at (204) 262-6134 or e-mail media@caamanitoba.com before November 27.

Operation Red Nose Kicks Off Annual 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)

Operation Red NoseOperation Red Nose is back for another season, providing safe rides home to holiday revellers for a donation.

Safety Services Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance launched the 19th annual campaign on Friday, adding La Broquerie and Steinbach to the participating communities this year.

“ORN is a great program, dedicated to keeping Manitobans safe during the holidays — and SSM is committed to making Manitoba the safest place to live and work,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba.

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Operation Red Nose Raises Over $72,000

Operation Red NoseOperation Red Nose capped off another successful season by providing designated rides home to holiday revellers.

Safety Services Manitoba said on Thursday the service gave 3,709 rides and raised $72,646.67 in donations province-wide.

“We can’t thank our host communities and volunteers enough for helping us make this program such a success,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “Their dedication spread the holiday cheer and made Manitoba streets and communities safer.”

A total of 2,137 volunteers gave their time this year, and also helped to raise $10,350 more than in 2011.

“This year we welcomed Shilo to the Operation Red Nose family. They gave 116 rides over the season and raised almost $850,” Murphy added.

Winnipeg gave 1,293 rides with 803 volunteers and raised $33,457.45.

Operation Red Nose Revving Up for the Season

Operation Red Nose officially launched its 2012 campaign on Friday.

The free, volunteer-run service provides designated drivers during the holiday season to ensure motorists make it home safely. Holiday revellers are driven home in their own vehicles without getting behind the wheel.

“Operation Red Nose is a great program. It’s all about keeping Manitobans and their communities safer during the holidays, and that’s something we truly value here at SSM,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “We’re also excited to announce a new member of the Operation Red Nose family as we welcome Shilo as our tenth location.”

The program provided 3,367 rides last year with the help of 1,951 volunteers. While the rides are free, donations are accepted and go to support youth sports and community programs in the province. In 2011, $62,289 was collected.

People can call (204) 947-NOSE in Winnipeg or #NOSE for MTS wireless customers.

Operation Red Nose will operate in 10 communities throughout the province, including in Arborg/Riverton, Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage, Selkirk, The Pas, Thompson, Shilo and Winnipeg.

This year’s service begins November 30 and will operate on weekends until New Year’s Eve between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

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Operation Red Nose Sees Increase in Call for Rides

More than 3,300 people across Manitoba made it home safely this holiday season by calling Operation Red Nose as their designated ride.

The volunteer-run service was active in 10 communities throughout the province, ensuring those who indulged in a little festive cheer didn’t become another RCMP statistic.

“We are thankful to all of the people who volunteered to help with this campaign,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “Their time and energy made our streets and communities safer this holiday season.

Overall, 1,951 volunteers gave 3,367 rides across the province, up from 3,085 rides in 2010. More than $62,000 was raised for youth sports programs — an increase of almost $7,000 in 2010.

Operation Red Nose Launches to Get Drivers Home Safely

By Sarah Klein

Safety Services Manitoba CEO Judy Murphy speaks during a news conference to launch Operation Red Nose on Friday, November 18, 2011. (ANGÈLE FAUCHER PHOTO)

Operation Red Nose launched its annual campaign Friday to help get drivers home safely this holiday season.

During a news conference at Safety Services Manitoba, CEO Judy Murphy outlined the importance the service provides annually to ensure those celebrating the holidays don’t get behind the wheel after having a drink.

“Operation Red Nose helps Manitobans keep their communities safer during the holidays by giving a free ride home to their neighbours,” Murphy said, flanked by representatives from several partner agencies, including the Winnipeg police and RCMP. “This year we are excited to welcome Arborg and Riverton to the Operation Red Nose family as our ninth location.”

Those who use the service are given a free ride home in their own vehicle. Donations are gladly accepted and help support various youth sporting programs, particularly the Manta Swim Club.

Manitoba Public Insurance increased its funding by $35,000 to $90,000 to ORN to provide for an advertising campaign and increased local host support.

Operation Red Nose opens for calls in Winnipeg (947-NOSE) and most other communities on Friday, November 25 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and wraps up on New Year’s Eve. Other participating Manitoba communities are Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, The Pas and Thompson.

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