The Rotary Club of Flin Flon has launched Operation Red Nose for another season. Chair Ted Hewitt says the idea is to get people and their vehicles home safely when they’re out celebrating the Christmas season. He says although the service is free they accept donations which benefit the community. He explains it was around 13 thousand last year and that comes out of donations from the riders their clients, donations from local businesses and also they receive a donation out of the Manitoba Safety Council and that’s usually around 5 grand so it all comes to about 13 thousand and they donate to local children’s activities and organized sports.
Some examples he mentioned are the Soccer Club, Ski Club, Minor Hockey, Swim programs, Camp Whitney and Friendship Center children’s events. Operation Red Nose starts next Friday and Saturday and runs every Friday and Saturday up to and including December 20th and 21st as well as New Years Eve.