Operation Red Nose begins on Friday

The safe-ride service that raises money for PacificSport will operate on 15 nights

The 22nd annual Operation Red Nose campaign will take to Kamloops road on Friday night.

The annual safe-ride service will run on 15 nights: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

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The program — operated via donations, with proceeds locally going to PacificSport to support amateur athletes and youth programs — is again aided by ICBC and sees volunteers drive people and their vehicles home.

Hours of operation will be from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. If you are out and about during those hours and need a driver to get you and your vehicle home, call 250-372-5110.

Volunteers are welcome to join. New volunteers must get a criminal record check through the RCMP, but volunteers returning from last year need only complete a Red Nose application form.

Application forms can be found at the Tournament Capital Centre, ICBC claims centre, Volunteer Kamloops and Desert Gardens. They can also be found online at operationrednose.com.

For more information on the process, and to volunteer, contact Shanon Guglielmini by phone at 250-320-0650 or by email at kamloops@operationrednose.com.

Operation Red Nose will operate in 102 communities across Canada, including 11 in B.C.

Last year, Kamloops was again the No. 1 performer in the province, with volunteers completing 1,338 rides during 18 days of service.

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