Operation Red Nose will officially launch its 2011 campaign in Ladner today.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means hundreds of Operation Red Nose volunteers will soon be on the roads ensuring revelers get home safely.
This year's B.C. campaign will be officially launched at the Delta Sport Development Centre in Ladner at 2 p.m. today.
Last year, thanks to the help of 360 volunteers, Operation Red Nose Delta-Richmond gave 650 rides to about 2,000 individuals over the course of nine nights.
The service is organized entirely by volunteers, is provided by donation and ensures that both the driver, any passengers and their vehicle make it home safely.
Since 2002, Delta Gymnastics Society has been the local host of the award-winning national program that strives to provide road safety while at the same time supports amateur youth sport in the community.
The local group is still looking for volunteers for the coming holiday season.
Anyone over the age of 19 is encouraged to help keep the roads and families safe by supporting this program. There are many positions that need to be filled, including dispatch office, greeters, drivers and navigators. All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check prior to participating in the program at no cost to the volunteer.
This year Operation Red Nose, in partnership with ICBC, CTV, Richmond RCMP, Delta police and many local sponsors, will service the communities of Delta and Richmond on Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 31 between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
All sponsorship and donations received to the campaign will be directed to the purchase of equipment for the new Delta Sport Development Centre, home of Delta Gymnastics.
To get involved, call Delta Gymnastics at 604-943-0460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer applications are also available online at www.operationrednosedelta.com.