There will be some changes coming for Operation Red Nose in the Battlefords for the 2018 holiday season.
In correspondence to the City of North Battleford dated May 22, it was confirmed KidSport Battlefords will take over as organizers from the North Battleford Lions Club.
“The North Battleford Lions Club are no longer able to organize and host Operation Red Nose. They have asked KidSport Battlefords to take it on and we have agreed,” wrote David Schell, co-chair of Operation Red Nose.
The transition should be seamless as KidSport Battlefords has been recipient of the fundraising from Operation Red Nose in recent campaigns. KidSport will be the recipient for 2018.
The focus of Operation Red Nose, Schell indicated, will be the same. To provide a “safe ride home” to clients during the holiday season.
Schell’s correspondence had requested council waive fees for criminal record checks for volunteers. Council has passed a resolution to that effect.