Nez Rouge boasts another successful year

By newsroom

Sherbrooke – The 31st Sherbrooke regional Operation Nez Rouge wound up over the weekend having surpassed its goal by some 200 rides
In a press release issued Saturday, the local Nez Rouge committee announced that its 751 teams composed of 2,812 volunteers provided some 5,700 rides over the 31 nights of service between November 27 and December 31. Of the total, 4683 were offered in Sherbrooke itself.
Organizers credit the participation of volunteers, coupled with the strong collaboration of satellite stations in Magog, Coaticook, Haut-St-François, for the success and efficiency of the effort.
Once again, Sherbrooke can boast of being the second largest Nez Rouge operation in the province behind Quebec City’s, 6286 rides.
As anticipated, the busiest weekend was that of December 18 and 19, with 722 rides provided on the Friday night alone.
The weather was particularly mild, which greatly facilitated the movement of volunteers on the road, and certainly promoted their participation. Winter finally showed up in force with a storm that forced the vast majority of provincial red nose operations, including that of Sherbrooke, to close on December 29.

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