About Us

Operation Red Nose is a free and confidential designated driving service. A team of road volunteers will pick you up and drive you home safely in your own vehicle. The service is available within the City of Prince George to any person that does not feel fit to drive their own vehicle, providing the client has a motor vehicle at the time the service is requested. We are inviting businesses and individuals to participate in this worthy cause to help make the 2010 campaign a great success.

ROTARY CLUB OF PRINCE GEORGE - NECHAKO

The Rotary Club of Prince George - Nechako, serving the City of Prince George, is the local host organization for Operation Red Nose. Dedicated to community service, our members work to address the needs of our community, with specific emphasis on youth and seniors. Donations and sponsorships raised during Operation Red Nose go directly to supporting local groups in our community. During the past years funds were provided to a number of local organizations such as Barracuda and Pisces Swim clubs, Pathfinders, Seniors Christmas Hampers, and over 1900 dictionaries to local elementary schools, Kids Zone play area at PG Airport and more.

Did You Know?

  • Operation Red Nose operates in several countries around the world including Canada, US, Switzerland, and Portugal. 
  • Operation Red Nose was founded in Quebec in 1984 by Dr. Jean- Marie De Koninck and began operation under the leadership of Laval University’s Rouge et Or Swim Team, with the support of CHRC radio station and the collaboration of the Quebec City Police department.
  • The name Operation Red Nose was originally the name of a Canadian military operation.
  • The name Operation Red Nose was chosen because of the frequent ‘red noses’ we experience when out in the cold for those long winter nights.
  • 7.5 million Canadians have a family member or close friend who has been the victim of a drinking and driving collision.
  • 5.4 million Canadians know a family member or friend who caused a collision by driving after drinking.
  • 80 percent of those who drink and drive are with friends or family when they do so.
  • On average, there are approximately 5,000 alcohol-related collisions each year in B.C. that cause 3,000 injuries and 113 deaths.
  • Most alcohol-related crashes (62%) occur on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Almost half alcohol-related crashes (46%) take place between 9 pm and 3 am.
  • Impairment remains in the top three contributing factors for fatal car crashes
  • 16-25 year olds account for 33% of impaired drivers in crashes
  • Males account for 73% of all impaired drivers
  • In 2014, 4372 dedicated volunteers across 25 BC communities gave 7,623 rides to get people and their vehicles home safely

Drinking and Driving Facts


  • 7.5 million Canadians have a family member or close friend who has been the victim of a drinking and driving collision.
  • 5.4 million Canadians know a family member or friend who caused a collision by driving after drinking.
  • Some 120 people on average are killed and more than 3,000 injured annually in collisions in British Columbia where alcohol has been deemed a contributing factor.
  • 80 percent of those who drink and drive are with friends or family when they do so.