Operation Red Nose began Nov. 30 for another holiday season to get partyers home safely.
The Langley-Surrey program provided rides to 79 people on the Nov. 30 weekend.
In B.C. Operation Red Nose provided 667 rides and across Canada, the total was 8,507.
That's 8,507 people and their vehicles, seen safely home.
With the help of red-vested volunteers driving throughout
BC, Operation Red Nose and Provincial Sponsor ICBC are ready to make roads safer in more than 25 communities this holiday season. The program runs Dec.1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and New Year's Eve.
Celebrating 17 years in BC, a total of 14 ORN host groups will be taking impaired drivers home in their own vehicles in more than 25 communities around the province. ORN service is provided entirely by volunteers and all donations go directly to non-profit organizations that support youth and/or amateur sports in local communities.
"Every year youth groups receive more than $1.3 million from ORN across Canada," says 2012 Burnaby, New West and Tri-Cities Chair Chris Wilson. "We make a huge difference by preventing tragedy on our roads and enriching the lives of kids across the province."
Operation Red Nose relies solely on volunteers who care about their communities and want to help and have a little fun during the holiday season.
Last year, 4,241 volunteers provided 7,716 rides with 12 host groups serving more than 23 communities in B.C. - and they drove 188,000 kilometres to help people get themselves and their vehicles home safely.
After starting with just two host groups back in 1996, ORN continued to grow and it has now provided a total of 57,504 safe rides home in B.C.
The program also operates in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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