THe Queen City Cruise will hit Nelson streets this weekend.

THe Queen City Cruise will hit Nelson streets this weekend.

The sounds of September in Nelson

Early September just wouldn’t be the same with out the roar of engines echoing through Nelson’s streets

Early September just wouldn’t be the same with out the roar of engines echoing through Nelson’s streets —the chrome and rubber meticulously shined, a river of car enthusiasts of all ages checking out the impressive rides.

The Nelson Road Kings biggest event of the year rolls into town this weekend with the Queen City Cruise. The event was hatched 11 years ago and we’re thankful it has become such an embedded part of late summer in the Kootenays.

Just as impressive as the hot wheels that will be in town this weekend is the effort it takes to pull off such a huge event. Organizers say hundreds of volunteers are involved making the Queen City Cruise a reality. That’s a lot of dedicated people putting in many hours to make it work.

Nelson is lucky to have such a vibrant and diverse scene. Last week it was Kootenay Gay Pride taking centre stage, the summer featured MarketFest and ArtWalk, and this fall has a full calendar of events like the Terry Fox Run.

All of these events take commitment and energy. Most of us see the end product of what is sometimes hundreds of hours of work being done behind the scenes. It’s the volunteer core in this community that is priceless and pushes Nelson to a whole different level of awesome.

So get out there and enjoy it. Whether you have a passion for this world of wheels or not, odds are a stroll through Nelson’s packed downtown this weekend won’t disappoint.