This Friday, Portage's Operation Red Nose begins. It's a free service to holiday revellers to provide a ride to and/or from weekend parties. The program helps keep drinking and driving off the roads. RM of Portage la Prairie Reeve Kam Blight was at the launch last week, and says it's one of two extremely important efforts that he ensures he attends each year.
Blight explains the opportunity for him to participate in the Remembrance Day service is very near and dear to him, as is being a part of Operation Red Nose.
"I'm very big on family and am community-oriented," adds Blight. "To make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to get home safe and sound while still being able to go out and enjoy themselves during the Christmas time, it's great to have a program like this."
He says the Portage community steps up time and time again to help ensure everyone's vehicles get home, and to keep safety top of mind during the entire holiday season.
Blight says the great cause that Operation Red Nose supports is Portage Minor Hockey Association through donations by those who wish to give during the rides.
"It's just a great event that's organized by great people, and I am very proud to be from this Portage region where we have so many great community-minded members."
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