One of the participants in the West Kootenay Toy Run.

One of the participants in the West Kootenay Toy Run.

Toy Run stops in Nelson

Santa traded his sleigh for a Harley to lead 500 motorcycles roared through downtown Nelson on Sunday morning



Santa traded his sleigh for a Harley to lead 500 motorcycles roared through downtown Nelson on Sunday morning as part of the West Kootenay Toy Run. Riders began their day in Castlegar, making stops in Nelson, Salmo and Trail to collect donations along the route. The annual event will raise more than $30,000 for local food banks and shelters.

Sam Van Schie photos