It may not have been a record-setting weekend for Operation Red Nose in Prince George, but it wasn’t far off.
On Friday and Saturday, another 274 rides were provided, making it the third-highest third weekend in the 17 years of operation in the city.
Saturday was, as usual, busier, with 163 rides for 23 teams, and close to 4,000 km. travelled. The record for that night was 183 rides, set in 2010.
The record for the weekend was set in 2010, with 284 rides over the two nights.
Operation Red Nose will be on the streets again this Friday and Saturday, providing safe rides home for holiday people and their vehicles. To get a ride, call 250-962-RIDE (7433). The phones will be open from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., and the service is strictly by donation, with funds raised going to the Rotary Club of Prince George Nechako for youth services in the city.
More volunteers are still needed, especially for New Year’s Eve, which is always the busiest night of the service. Anyone interested can find the sign-up form, including a Criminal Record Check, at www.ornpg.ca.