NezRouge of­fe­ring safe rides home

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge will start the en­gine on its 18th sea­son in the Vau­dreuilSou­langes region this Fri­day. The ser­vice, being of­fe­red fromPointe-For­tune to No­treDame-de-l'Île-Per­rot and eve­ryw­here in bet­ween, will run from De­cem­ber 3 to 31. Du­ring that time, more than 300 vo­lun­teers will be on stand-by to give tho­sew­ho've had too­much to drink a ride home.

As in years past dri­vers will give rides free of charge though do­na­tions that are given to L'Ac­tuel com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices are ac­cep­ted, say or­ga­ni­zers.

Meanw­hile, some 32,000 Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge pam­phlets will be dis­tri­bu­ted in Pu­bli­Sac's over the co­ming weeks to help people keep dates and­phone num­bers han­dy.

In or­der to of­fer the safe-ride ser­vice each year, Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge de­pends on an ar­my of vo­lun­teers who do eve­ry­thing, from ans­we­ring phones, to dri­ving in teams, to wea­ring the group's dis­tinc­tive mas­cot cos­tume while vi­si­ting lo­cal es­ta­blish­ments.

Those wan­ting to vo­lun­teer can ap­ply on­line by going to www.ope­ra­tion­nez­rouge.com or in per­son at the area Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge of­fice, lo­ca­ted at 88, rue Adèle in Vau­dreuil-Do­rion (450 455-3331 or email at vau­dreuildo­rion@ope­ra­tion­nez­rouge.com)

Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge dri­vers­will be on du­ty in the region De­cem­ber 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 and 31 from9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

For a ride call450424-4011. For­more in­for­ma­tion­go­towww.ope­ra­tion­nez­rouge.com.

PHOTO PASCALE LÉ­VESQUE

The Opé­ra­tion Nez Rouge mas­cot will be vi­si­ting lo­cal es­ta­blish­ments.

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