Another option may soon become available for Moose Javians looking for a safe ride home after celebrating during the holiday season. 

Operation Red Nose is looking to expand its program into Moose Jaw soon. 

The service sees a team of three volunteers drive you home with your vehicle. One volunteer drives your vehicle, a second navigates and the third volunteer drives an escort vehicle to pick up the other two volunteers after you are dropped off. 

The service is free, but donations are accepted. 

Operation Red Nose National Development Coordinator Marie-Chantel Fortin said it is a great fundraising idea for non-profit groups. 

“Instead of holding bingos or selling chocolate bars, this is a new way or an original way of raising funds locally while serving the community as well,” Fortin said. 

Operation Red Nose currently runs in seven different provinces with 30,000 volunteers taking part each year. It has been in operation since 1984.  

Over the past 10 years, Operation Red Nose has been running in Saskatchewan. Currently, it operates in Saskatoon, the Battlefords, Yorkton and Prince Albert. 

Fortin said the busiest time is during the fall when planning begins for the holiday season. However, she added that any group that decides to join Operation Red Nose will have plenty of support. 

“We’ve done this forever, so we have a really good support system. There’s no sense reinventing the wheel, if I can say it that way. But yes, there is definitely more of a time commitment during the fall,” she said. 

Those looking for more information or would like to apply can email The official deadline for applications is May 31.