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Kamloops Operation Red Nose service starts this weekend

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November 24, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Kamloops is celebrating their 20th campaign of Operation Red Nose.

With the help of red-vested volunteers driving throughout Kamloops, Operation Red Nose, Provincial Sponsor ICBC and host PacificSport are ready to make roads safer this holiday season, starting on Friday, November 25th.

The dates of operation are November 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 26, 30 and 31, and the hours of service are from 9:00pm – 3:00am.

For a safe ride home call the service line at 250-372-5110.

This year Operation Red Nose in Kamloops will be operating on Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and will be accepting Visa and Mastercard as a way to donate for a ride. Each team will be equipped with a smart phone that has the Square Reader app that accepts Visa and Mastercard.

In 2015, Operation Red Nose raised over $30,000 in client donations, filled over 550 volunteer positions and drove over 24,000 kilometers. All donations go to PacificSport, supporting amateur athletes and coaches in Kamloops. PacificSport Interior BC had given over $295,000 in travel grants to 578 athletes, purchased equipment such as a field testing kit and video analyses software and offer free educational workshops for athletes and coaches thanks to money raised through Operation Red Nose.

Volunteers: The Heart and Soul of Operation Red Nose

Thank you to our past volunteers for making the campaign a success each year and being the heart and soul of Operation Red Nose.

Operation Red Nose relies solely on volunteers who want to help safely drive people home and have a little fun during the holiday season. This year Operation Red Nose hopes to recruit 250 volunteers for this year’s campaign and currently are in need of 150 volunteers to reach this goal. Volunteer positions include Designated Drivers, Escort Drivers, Navigators, Phone Operators and Dispatchers. Volunteers can team up with their friends, family or coworkers to form a road team of three and help safely drive home clients and their vehicles.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Katie Klassen at 250-320-0650 or by email. Volunteer application forms are located at the RCMP Detachment office on Battle Street or the North Shore Community Policing Office on 7th Street.

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