Operation Red Nose provides 341 safe rides home in Cold Lake

Operation Red Nose Cold Lake celebrates its most successful season, says organizer, David Zimmerman, “we had our most successful season with a record amount of 341 Safe Rides provided.” Volunteers traveled 5235 km over the 13 nights of operation, “in total we had over 60 volunteers and they helped raise $5895.75 in donations that will be given to Cold lake Victim Services to help children victims and additional training for our volunteer Advocates”. Zimmerman thanks the community for choosing safe rides homes and supporting Cold Lake Operation Red Nose.

Operation Red Nose : a safe ride home for 71,430 motorists in Canada

Operation Red Nose wraps up its 34th annual road safety campaign which ended with great success again this year. The 2017 campaign will have brought together no less than 51,261 volunteers in 100 Canadian communities, 897 of which were in 3 Alberta host communities, who proudly wore the famous red vest over the holiday season. Their engagement to help make roads safer for everyone has allowed Operation Red Nose to provide 71,430 safe rides across Canada, of which 1,443 were provided in the province. Operation Red Nose is proud of the positive impact the campaign has had on road safety in the many communities across Canada. Next year, the program will be back for its 35th annual campaign.

Alone, we go faster. Together, we go further

If Operation Red Nose is now considered a classic holiday tradition in many communities, it would simply not be so without the participation of thousands of people who have continuously breathed life into the program for 34 years. Year after year, these people donate their time, for one or more than one evening, to provide what has become Canada’s largest safe ride service.

“Even after 34 campaigns, I always find it very inspiring to witness the commitment of thousands of volunteers, which allows Operation Red Nose to exist and bring people safely home. The generosity of these people towards their community makes a real difference, and I want to thank them for their outstanding participation. The success recipe for Operation Red Nose is a combination of three key ingredients: the participation of conscientious motorists, that of first class partners and, first and foremost, that of exceptional volunteers”, declared Mr. Jean-Marie De Koninck, Founding President of Operation Red Nose.

A service with inestimable returns

No wonder we often refer to the volunteers of Operation Red Nose as a big family. Indeed, nights of operation are excellent opportunities to create new friendships that will often last beyond the campaign. In addition to enjoying a rich human experience, volunteers say they also feel that they make a difference and are proud to have been able to do so for their fellow citizens.
Through donations provided by motorists who use the safe ride service, Operation Red Nose also considerably impacts many non-profit organizations across Canada. Each year, $1.5 million is given to youth or amateur sports organizations. Moreover, the sums amassed are entirely redistributed in the communities where they were raised, thus supporting local organizations.

Operation Red Nose at the tip of your fingers

Over the past few weeks, numerous volunteers, as well as motorists, used Operation Red Nose’s free mobile application. During the 2017 campaign, no less than 99,049 uses were registered in Canada, a number that speaks volume about the popularity of the app and its various features. Without a doubt, the mobile application is also becoming a holiday season classic!

About Operation Red Nose

Operation Red Nose is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage responsible behaviour with regard to impaired driving in a non-judgmental manner, by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members. The money it raises is redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth and amateur sports, and invested in responsible drinking and road safety awareness campaigns.