In 2002, Thompson Operation Red Nose was looking for a place to host us for the Christmas season. We approached the manager of the then Country Inn and Suites. Without hesitation they said yes to givin us a space to use. That year was the start of what has become a long lasting relationship, which has continued with the Lakeview Inn and Suites. The 1st few years we were given a suite to use and at their own cost, had a new phone line istalled for us. After a couple years they couldn't provide us with the suite as it was rented out long term, so the staff asked us if we would like to use the front area, where they provide the free breakfasts. We said yes. After a few nights, our Red Nose volunteers and the hotel staff decided that we would really like to be out front. It gave us greater exposure to the hotel guests, allowed us access to a wheelchair accessible washroon...allowing us to increase our volunteers, and we didn't have to worry about bothering our neighbours with any noise we might be making.
With the increase in call volume, we needed to have 2 more phone lines installed, which Lakeview Inn helped us with.
Having us out front also makes it easier for the front desk staff to promote our services, as the guests always ask who we are and what we are doing.
This year we are celebrating being 'at home' at the Lakeview Inn and suites for 11years. Our volunteers know that the Lakeview Inn and Suites is the home for Thompson Operation Red Nose and they know where to come and volunteer a night of driving or answering phones and dispatching.
If we did not have our home, it woudl be an absolute struggle every year to find a place. This allows us to use our resources in other ways, like promoting the program and encouraging people not to drink and drive.
THANK-YOU to Lakeview Inn and Suites for your continued support!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the downtown business district the Lakeview Inn & Suites, Thompson provides a welcoming lobby with a cozy fireplace, friendly services and the warm touches of home that make this hotel a great choice for business or pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn And Suites Thompson
- Country Inn & Suites Thompson Hotel Thompson
- Thompson Country Inn
- Lakeview Inn & Suites Thompson Manitoba