Operation Red Nose 2017 Launches November 24th in Lethbridge

Marie-Chantal Fortin from the National Operation Red Nose Program helps launch the 2017 campaign in Lethbridge

The popular Operation Red Nose holiday season drive home service kicking off in Lethbridge in a couple of weeks.

Operation Red Nose is getting set for another year in Lethbridge. The annual holiday season safe drive home service kicks off November 24th. Over the past 22 years, it's been a major fundraiser for University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Athletics, generating more than $690,000. Ken McInnis, Executive Director of Sport and Rec at the U of L says Lethbridge has had one of the most successful Red Nose campaigns in the entire country and feels that has a lot to do with the tremendous support from across the community. Last season, Lethbridge Operation Red Nose provided 1159 rides with the help of 620 volunteers. Marie-Chantal Fortin is the Red Nose National Development Coordinator and was in Lethbridge on Tuesday for the launch of the 2017 campaign. She says a lot of the success has to do with the efforts of former U of L Sport and Rec Director, Sandy Slavin who put 20 years into the local program and recently retired from the U of L. Slavin was honoured by Fortin Tuesday morning (Nov. 14) at the U of L. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Pronghorn Athletics. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Pronghorn Athletics at orn@uleth.ca or go to http://gohorns.ca to download the volunteer application form. Follow Operation Red Nose on twitter for up to date information: @ORNLethbridge - Pat Siedlecki

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