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Winnipeg Tonight CUPE members are giving Brandon folks who are out enjoying the spirit of the season a Christmas present a free and safe ride home for them and their vehicle during Operation Red Nose.

We wanted to do something that would ensure everyone who is out enjoying the holiday season and attending a Christmas event can get home safely without having to drive themselves if theyve been partying, said CUPE spokesperson Lila Magee. Well be offering them and their vehicle - a free and safe ride home tonight from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.

Thirty-two CUPE members along with Justice Department employees have volunteered to take part in tonights Operation Red Nose.

A three-person team will respond to each request for a safe ride home with one person designated to drive the party-goers vehicle to their house as well. Persons requesting a free ride home should call: 728-6673.

CUPE members taking part in the event work for the City of Brandon, Brandon General Hospital, the School Division, Central Park Lodge, the Brandon Clinic, Brandon Day Care, and the Brandon Area Planning Board.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than 485,000 women and men across the country. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 23,000 members in health care, education, municipalities, social services, utilities, libraries and emergency services.

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For more information, please contact:
Lila Magee, CUPE spokesperson
Brandon: Cell phone (204) 725-2833


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