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Op RED NOSE Organizers Say Thanks to Local Supporters

Operation REDNOSE Volunteers posing for a group photo in the CFLTC Food Services building (Courtesy of MWO Roxanne Kind)

CFB Borden’s Operation Red Nose saw incredible support from businesses in Simcoe County 

Over the 2023 holiday season, CFB Borden’s Operation Red Nose initiative saw the support of many businesses across Simcoe County area through a series of generous donations. 

According to Operation Red Nose organizer, Master Warrant Officer Roxanne Kind, the initiative’s goal was to get members home safe in their own vehicle after a night out; something that hasn’t happened since the program closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Supporters included Tim Hortons Borden, Freshii Innisfil, Shopper’s Drug Mart Angus and Starbucks Angus. Hailing from Barrie, Ont. were Lonestar Texas Grill, Cora – Breakfast and Lunch, Kenzington Burger Bar, Cyncor, M&M Meats and CFMWS partner, The Personal Insurance. 

“It’s not a program a lot of people were familiar with,” said MWO Kind, “but overall, we did get people home safely with their vehicle…” 

For the individuals who took advantage of what Operation Red Nose had to offer this holiday season, they experienced a joyous and merry evening without the repercussions of getting behind the wheel while under the influence. 

“They loved it!” said MWO Kind. “Obviously, the situation we’re in now, not having as many taxi cabs in the area, it was a really good program during the holidays.” 

A goal of MWO Kind’s for next year’s Op Red Nose rollout is to promote it more aggressively so that members on CFB Borden are more aware of what it offers.  

“It means everything to me,” she said. “It’s a great program that encourages people not to drink and drive and ultimately the goal is to get people home safely especially during the festive season. I think it’s an important program and I hope that it comes back next year.” 

According to Corporate Services Coordinator PSP, Kirsten Kekewich, local businesses demonstrated an overwhelming amount of generosity and were happy to hear about the program’s overall successful mission. 

On behalf of CFB Borden and Operation Red Nose: thank you for supporting your troops at a time when we all wish to be with loved ones and enjoy the company of those around us. 

Until next year! 

For more information on how to sponsor, support or donate to initiatives and programs like Operation Red Nose on CFB Borden, reach out to Corporate Services Coordinator PSP, Kirsten Kekewich at Kekewich.Kirsten@cfmws.com.