Operation Red Nose records 10,000th safe ride home

The volunteer program raises funds for PacificSport Fraser Valley

Operation Red Nose volunteers (from left) Rob Redekop

The Operation Red Nose program for Abbotsford and Mission reached an important milestone over the weekend during its sixth night of service for the season.

Volunteers delivered the program’s 10,000th safe ride home at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The seasonal designated driver service has grown steadily since its beginnings in 1996, when host organization PacificSport Fraser Valley first introduced the Quebec-born program to the province and the Abbotsford and Mission communities.

For the 19th consecutive year, PacificSport is co-ordinating the program in Abbotsford and Mission as its primary fundraiser.

Linda Palm, general manager for PacificSport Fraser Valley, said the program has grown thanks to “the tremendous support” from its partner organizations, volunteers and sponsors.

Donations collected through the Abbotsford-Mission Operation Red Nose service enable PacificSport to provide sport programs and services throughout the Fraser Valley, as well as provide grants to amateur athletes and coaches.

In 2014, more than $7,200 in travel, performance and professional development grants were dispersed to regional athletes and coaches.

For more information, visit pacificsportfraservalley.com.

Just Posted

Case where son tried to evict mom ends with judge ordering sale of Abbotsford home

Mom gets back down payment and initial expenses of Signal Court property

Langley woman’s caregivers pen unflinching book about her struggles

The authors and the woman they care for will be at an Abbotsford book signing on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Abbotsford’s Matsqui prison beefing up security against contraband

Correctional service says officials found a number of unauthorized items during ‘exceptional search’

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Feb. 15, 2019

Breezy commute today, with a little precipitation – both frozen and not – in the forecast today

Abbotsford Islamic Centre hosts Open Mosque Day

Event one of nine across B.C. on Saturday, Feb. 16

Fashion Fridays: Up your beauty game

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Mayors approve SkyTrain extension to UBC

Next step is a business plan and public consultation

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Police track armed kidnapping across Thompson-Okanagan

RCMP allege it was a targeted crime believed to be linked to the drug trade

St. Paul’s Hospital replacement slated to open in Vancouver in 2026

Announced many times, but this time there’s money, Adrian Dix says

Fourteen ‘dream’ homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt

Sinkholes throughout the subdivision have prompted the District of Sechelt to issue evacuation orders

Police investigating after 14-year-old boy pepper sprayed at Surrey mall

Surrey RCMP say two males fled the scene before officers arrived on scene at Guildford Town Centre

Most Read