Campus Life

Red Nose enjoys successful holiday season

More than 900 people got home safely this holiday season thanks to 540 Operation Red Nose volunteers and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Booster Club.

If not for poor weather during the weekend of Dec. 4 and 5, this holiday season would have set records for both volunteers and the total number of rides as Operation Red Nose celebrated its 15th season at the U of L.

The Pronghorn Booster Club finished off the 2009 campaign with a busy New Year's Eve. With the help of 56 volunteers, 102 rides were provided to the community.

The Pronghorn Booster Club wishes to thank all of their sponsors and volunteers, without which the program could not be successful. A huge thank you is also needed for the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) who once again served as a valuable member of the team as the Alberta provincial sponsor. The IBC plays a big role in helping to achieve the program's mission of raising public awareness on drinking and driving.

Operation Red Nose is a unique program dedicated to the fight against impaired driving. During the Christmas holiday season, individuals who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive can be driven home in their own vehicle by a team of Red Nose volunteers. There is no fee for the service, but donations are accepted.

Money raised from the program goes directly to Pronghorn Athletics.