November 14, 2007


Operation Red Nose helps keep impaired drivers off the road this holiday season

Quebec City, Quebec – For the 24th year, Operation Red Nose will be back on Canadian roads in seven provinces, including first-time services in three Nova Scotia communities. More than 90 communities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia will host the program, which offers a free designated-driver service to help prevent impaired driving.

For the first time, Operation Red Nose will also be operating in Sydney, Halifax and Truro on Friday and Saturday nights throughout December. The program expansion was made possible by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

“We are committed to doing our part to keep roads safe for Nova Scotians,” said Don Forgeron, IBC Vice-President, Atlantic. “Part of this commitment is an overall contribution of $250,000 in Nova Scotia, which goes to support the promotion, organization and administration of this program.”

People who wish to volunteer for the program can fill on an online application at OperationNezRouge.com, print the completed form and send it to the address indicated.

Since 1984, volunteers of Operation Red Nose have provided over 1.3 million safe rides home across Canada. All donations made by clients are given to local youth organizations and amateur sport organizations.

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