Operation Red Nose Chilliwack-Sardis – VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED!





Sardis Kiwanis is proud sponsor Operation Red Nose again this year serving Sardis and Chilliwack!

The service will run from 9pm to 3am on November 29, 30 and December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and 31. The telephone # people will call will be 604-393-3000. The service, which is offered by donation, is confidential and is available to any person operating a motor vehicle who does not feel fit to drive for any reason.

This is the 16th year the programme has been offered in Chilliwack. For the first 8 years it was hosted by Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Diversion and for the last 8 years by the Kiwanis Club of Sardis.

Volunteers will be needed! The 2019 volunteer application form, together with the Police Information Check Form (formerly called the Criminal Record Check Form which has to be completed every 3 years by returning volunteers who have volunteered 3 years in the past) will be on the Operation Red Nose Website by October 20th or thereabouts. Blank copies will also be available at the RCMP Office on Airport Road by that date. Individuals wanting to volunteer will be asked to complete these forms and take them to the RCMP office. They will be contacted by the Director of Volunteers in due course

Because the police information check can take a few days, volunteers are asked to get their forms into the RCMP as soon as possible, once they are available.

Operation Red Nose is an educational campaign and a free service for you, your co-workers, friends and family which provides a safe alternative to drinking and driving. The service is provided free of charge, however, donations are very much appreciated and gratefully received.  Operation Red Nose is a confidential service, and is available to any person operating a motor vehicle who does not wish to drive their car for any reason. A person does not have to be drinking to use this service. However, Operation Red Nose is NOT a taxi service. It is only available to people AND their vehicles to the destination of their choice within each service area.

How can you help?

300 + volunteers were able to get over 1,500 people home safely from late November through New Year’s Eve night. Operation Red Nose could not happen without our dedicated volunteers and the numbers indicate that there is a need for this service in our community. The larger numbers of Red Nose volunteers means that we can ensure we get even more of our neighbours home this year.

We are looking forward to supporting another wonderful ORN season! Stay tuned for more updates!

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