If you’re planning on sipping on some bubbly for New Year’s eve, organizing a safe ride home should be part of your plans.
Operation Red Nose volunteers will be out in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert offering to drive you home in the comfort of your own car.
Les Francis with the Regina Kinsmen Club said the ride is free however, donations are accepted.
“Again, it’s a free ride but we certainly take donations,” said Francis. “Those donations go back to youth sports, so we give back to all of Regina minor league sports, hockey, and so forth and so on.”
He adds that wait times are usually bearable as they’ve had a spike in volunteers this year. On average he said you’ll wait about 10-15 minutes and roughly 30 minutes at peak times.
Operation Red Nose starts tonight at 9 p.m. and goes until Sunday at 3 a.m.
Free transit service in Saskatoon
The city of Saskatoon is working with SGI to take drunk drivers off the road on New Year’s Eve.
Party goers will have the option of riding the bus free of charge Saturday evening until early Sunday morning.
Free bus service will start at 5 p.m. and go until 2:45 a.m.
– With files from Jessika Guse and Chris Carr