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Operation Red Nose delivers record number of rides on New Year's Eve, raises over $30K

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January 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - With another year in the books, the Operation Red Nose team in Kamloops has lots to boast about and a couple of records to beat in 2016.

The group’s 235 volunteers completed 1,211 rides this year over 10 nights out and raised close to $31,000 in donations, just shy of meeting its $32,000 goal for the year.

Program coordinator Katie Klassen says the group delivered a record total of 200 rides on New Year’s and received $5,400 in donations.

“It’s the most rides and donations in a night in the 19 years we’ve been in operation,” Klassen says.

The funds will go towards Pacific Sport helping local amateur athletes travel across Canada or internationally for competitions.

“It’s for all our registered athletes and helps with travel grants as well as we offer different athlete and coaching educational workshops,” Klassen says.

The most famous athlete the group has helped so far is Olympian Dylan Armstrong.

For more information about Operation Red Nose and their best drunken drive-home stories, click here.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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