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Biggest year ever for Operation Red Nose in Kamloops

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January 03, 2017 - 2:47 PM

KAMLOOPS - The 20th year for Operation Red Nose in Kamloops was the biggest year yet in terms of the number of rides provided to those who were celebrating over the holiday season.

The final numbers are in for 2016 edition of Operation Red Nose and the program finished up with 1,241 rides given over 15 nights, and raised in the neighbourhood of $30,000.

The volunteers with the Kamloops operation completed the most rides out of any participating community in the province and surpassed 2015’s total of 1,211 rides.

On New Years Eve night, volunteers completed 153 rides, raising $3,900 at the end of the program’s operation. The funds raised will go to PacificSport Interior B.C.

This year 235 volunteers helped make up the teams that moved people and cars around the city, covering a total of 23,408 kilometres.

This year Thursdays were added to the schedule and Dec. 23, a Friday, was added at the last minute to bring the total nights of driving up to 15 compared to 10 last year.

Across the country Kamloops placed in 18th place in terms of the number of rides provided.

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