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The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society (OWFS) is proud to provide patrons at each of the Society’s Signature Events (as identified in the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Event Guides and online at www.thewinefestivals.com) a “Get Home Safe” taxi ride.  The “Get Home Safe” is designed to provide a safe ride home from these Signature Events to your residence or hotel only.  “Get Home Safe” does not provide a ride to restaurants, nightclubs or other licensed establishments.  We ask that any patron who has consumed any alcohol never get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How does it work?
Patrons of OWFS Signature Events may request a “Get Home Safe” taxi ride from the event directly to their residence or hotel.  There is a designated pickup point with appropriate signage, at each event, manned by event security personnel for the hours of the event and after the completion of the event until the last person in the “Get Home Safe” taxi line is in a taxi.  The security personnel will provide the appropriate voucher to the taxi driver directly. Security personnel will organize taxis for the most efficient use of resources so attendees may be car pooled for different residential or hotel areas.
 
Where will “Get Home Safe” take me?
Patrons will be offered a “Get Home Safe” taxi ride from the event directly to their residence or hotel.  The program does not provide a ride to restaurants, nightclubs or other licensed establishments.
 
Is there a limitation or maximum dollar ($) value the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society will pay?

Yes, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society will pay to a maximum of $75.00 per taxi. Once the $75.00 maximum is reached, the customer is responsible for paying any extra amount direct to the taxi driver. As well, gratuities are not included in the "Get Home Safe" program. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is not responsible for any amount owing beyond the $75.00 level.

 

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