Operation Red Nose wrapped up another season last week. It started November 28th and ran every weekend in December as well as New Years Eve. The Rotary Club’s Committee Co-Chair Ted Hewitt says it was a record year. He says this year they provided a total of 250 rides for those in the community to get their vehicles and themselves home safely. He adds it was their most successful year for the number of rides and donations since he had kept stats for the last five years and likely since the Rotary started the service in 1999.
Hewitt says they raised 41 hundred dollars in donations from riders along with donations from local businesses and their provincial sponsors MPI, Manitoba Hydro and MTS. He adds last year they donated over 11 thousand dollars from Operation Red Nose to local youth activities. He thanked all the groups and individuals who came out and helped this holiday season.