The holiday season is a time for celebration, but it can also be a time for increased danger on the roads. To help keep Canadians safe, Operation Red Nose’s road safety campaign has returned to 74 host communities across the country from November 25 to December 31, 2022.
“The organization managed to mobilize no less than 22,903 volunteers in the country who, by joining forces, were able to provide 26,412 motorists and their passengers with a safe ride home,” stated Operation Red Nose.
These numbers are a testament to the ongoing relevance of Operation Red Nose and its mission, as well as the strong support for the program. Providing a safe ride home not only helps to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents but also offers individuals and companies an opportunity to give back to their community.
“Operation Red Nose is an initiative provide to the community, by the community. A lot of preparation goes into the campaign, and challenges to put teams on the road are numerous. Without the dedication of thousands of volunteers, this unusual idea, back in 1984, could not have aspired to such consistent success, year after year. I want to thank these generous people from the bottom of my heart,” said Jean-Marie De Koninck, founder of Operation Red Nose.
About Operation Red Nose
Operation Red Nose is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage responsible behaviour to prevent impaired driving. The organization also supports local youth or amateur sports projects with 100% of the funds raised through the safe ride service being kept in the host communities.