Nelson area residents pose with federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park.

Nelson area residents pose with federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park.

Trudeau Mania 2013 arrives to Nelson

It felt more like a gathering for a rock star than a politician as federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrived to Lakeside Park



It felt more like a gathering for a rock star than a politician as federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrived to Lakeside Park late Sunday afternoon to a throng of admirers.

Exiting Streetcar #23, the newly elected leader was greeted by more than 300 locals who jockeyed for position in an attempt to shake Trudeau’s hand and mug for a photograph.

Trudeau spent almost an hour at the waterfront park. As his two young children headed for ice cream and the playground, the 41-year-old aspiring prime minister gave a short speech, signed autographs and chatted with all those who made it to the front of the crowd.