Media Advisory - Invitation - News conference

    2009 Operation Red Nose teams up with Insurance Bureau of Canada to
    combat impaired driving this holiday season

EDMONTON, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Operation Red Nose, is joining forces with its provincial sponsor, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), to help keep Alberta roads safer during this holiday season.

Operation Red Nose is a free designated driver service that is run by hundreds of local volunteers who provide a safe ride home to holiday revellers in their own vehicles.

At a news conference to be held on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 am, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Operation Red Nose National Development Coordinator, and Jeff Haley, Manager, Government Affairs, IBC, will announce details of the 2009 program.

Special guests will include: Stephen Mandel, Mayor of Edmonton; Linda Duncan, MP, Edmonton Strathcona; Cpl Wally Henry, Strathcona RCMP; and Lewis Cardinal, Edmonton Operation Red Nose Honourary Chair.

The news conference will take place at Boilermakers Hall, 15220-114 Avenue, Edmonton.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: For further information: to confirm your attendance, or to schedule an advance interview for November 6, please contact: For Operation Red Nose, please contact: Aurelie Levy, Director of Marketing and Communications, Operation Red Nose, (418) 653-1492 or 1-800-463-7222, (418) 998-3151,; For IBC, please contact: Ellen Woodger, Insurance Bureau of Canada, (416) 483-2358,

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