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President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

Situated along the lakefront, in beautiful, Nelson, BC lies a historical marvel.  Streetcar #23 is a fully functional streetcar that was once in use here in Nelson in the first half of the 20th century.  Once the backup streetcar for the defunct Nelson Street Railway, it has had a colourful history.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society, along with The Chamber of Commerce, Royal Bank, and Selkirk College restored this Streetcar, and  the Society provides a scenic ride along Nelson’s waterfront.  The society is all volunteer driven, and our streetcar is one of Nelson’s most interesting attractions.

We invite you to come for a ride, and share in the wonderful history of the Queen’s City.  Young and old, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out our links at the top for more information on our streetcars, and the society.  Also, don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook!

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Smiles on Canada Day! Free Rides, Free Museum Admission and Free Smiles for Everyone.

 

The crew of Streetcar#23 get together with the NDCU to plan this years Canada Free Ride for Everone

The crew of Streetcar#23 get together with the NDCU to plan this years Canada Free Rides for Everyone

Nelson BC, A beloved tradition continues this Canada Day. For five years the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) have been making a donation to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS) for free rides on Streetcar #23 and admission to the Trolley Barn Museum. Our whole community benefits and the fun is measured in smiles.

When Nelson folk see Streetcar #23 rolling out for the summer season they swell up with pride and happiness. Some see over a hundred years of heritage rolling down the waterfront, like a living postcard. Others enjoy riding on a piece of history. They just love hearing it creak, chug, clank and squeak! For everyone the result is a smile, easily achieved and priceless to share.

This year NETS is working with the NDCU to bring even more smiles to Canada Day. Streetcar #23 and the Museum will be open for extended hours. Watch for fun surprises at the Trolley Barn. Every year the Museum grows with additional treasures from local residents. It is always changing. Along with the Birney Car 400 there will also be some classic vehicles on display.

“Our Credit Union has the utmost respect for the volunteers who make the Museum and Streetcar #23 such a success, and who always seem to have smiles on their faces when we visit . . .” says Tom Atkins of NDCU “. . .of course, we are honouring their dedication with a one thousand dollar community investment program donation for Canada Day! But it is more than that! From the maintenance crew, to administration, drivers and conductors they are some of the friendliest ambassadors for Nelson. They say it’s because happiness is contagious and is easily spread — with a story and a smile.”

Once again this year, at the July 1 Canada Day Celebration in Lakeside Park, there will be free rides on Streetcar #23, and free admission to the Trolley Barn Museum. Offer thanks to the Nelson & District Credit Union and the Nelson Electric Tramway Society with a wave and a really big smile!

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