With Free Rides on Nelson’s Historical Streetcar#23
July 1st 2013 Nelson BC – The Nelson and District Credit Union continue their wonderful tradition of donating the fares for the entire day of July 1 so everyone can ride Streetcar #23 for Free on Canada Day. Along with the Trolley rides the Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS) will have fun activities, historical information and barn tours showcasing future plans.
NETS have been seasonally operating the original Nelson trolley, Streetcar #23, on a symbolic route along Kootenay Lake’s majestic waterfront for over 20 years. The society is completely run by volunteers from maintenance, to engineering to conducting and driving. This social enterprise strives to be self-sufficient, but costs of running a 107 year old trolley can add up. That is why NETS is extremely excited about the Canada Day partnership they have with the Nelson and District Credit Union (NDCU).
The NDCU recognize the significance of having StreetCar#23 as an attraction in Nelson. It provides visitors will another reason to visit this beautiful region, is a destination experience for enthusiasts and fun experience for the family. NETS also provide opportunities people to stay active and contribute to the continuing growth and beauty of our community.
The Streetcar Society also has plans for the future, one of which included the development of the Museum in the Trolley Barn. NETS feels that it is important to keep our history alive and the addition of the Museum will help them become a year round attraction.
This could not be done without the support from the local community and specifically the Nelson and District Credit Union who have been a big supporter and continue their tradition by paying all the fares for July 1st so everyone rides for free on Canada Day.
If you would like find out more or become a member of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society drop by the NDCU tents in Lakeside Park and at the Trolley Barn next to the soccer fields on July 1st. You can also reach them at 250.352.7672 or www.Nelsonstreetcar.org .