Operation Red Nose calls for reinforcements

NANAIMO – More driving teams needed for unusually busy holiday season.

Operation Red Nose volunteers found out on the weekend that Nanaimo knows how to party with the 2013 holiday season turning out to be one of the most festive in recent year years.

All that holiday spirit creates a greater demand for Operation Red Nose services, which means the designated driving service needs even more driving teams.

Operation Red Nose team is calling for reinforcements of volunteers wanting to give back to their community, bring old friends out for an evening of fun or just looking for a new experience, a turn at the designated driver wheel can make everyone’s evening that much more merry and safe.

The second weekend of the 2013 campaign, 41 volunteers drove more than 2,100 kilometres to deliver 89 vehicles and 204 people home safely.

Operation Red Nose is a confidential, volunteer based service that delivers drivers, their passengers and their vehicles home safely. There is no fee to use this service, but donations, supporting PacificSport Vancouver Island, are greatly appreciated. The service operates Fridays and Saturdays  9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about the program is asked to call Don at 250-740-6572 or visit the PacificSport Vancouver Island website at www.pacificsportvi.com.