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Nelson CARES Summer E-bike raffle

Nelson CARES Society is hosting a summer fundraising raffle for a Pedego Element e-bike.

All proceeds go to the Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program.

Kootenay Seniors, a Program of Nelson CARES Society, works to support seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, living with dignity and joy and being an integral part of their community. Kootenay Seniors has two essential programs: Transportation Program and Home Support.

The Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program has worked diligently to meet the ever-growing need for safe, affordable, and reliable transportation for seniors in Nelson and the surrounding communities. The funds gained by the Pedego e-bike raffle will support the transportation program’s growth and boost its expansion.

Tickets are only $10 each and are available on the website at or in-person from the Kootenay Seniors admin office at 709A Vernon Street. Tickets are also available at Urban Legends and Buddy’s Place, both on Baker Street. With a maximum of 1500 tickets sold the chances of riding away in style are pretty high.

The bright orange Pedego Element has a 48 Volt battery and uses the same advanced lithium-ion cells as an electric car.

The battery weighs less than a house cat and can take you up to 64 miles on about 10 cents worth of electricity. The 500 watt motor (peak 1000 watts) delivers great hill climbing which is key here in Nelson. A 7-speed drivetrain provides smooth shifting and easy pedaling with 5 levels of pedal assist.

The draw will take place on the Kootenay Seniors Facebook page on Oct 1st at 4 p.m. The winner will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Photo Caption: Pedego Nelson rep Mike Clyde and Kootenay Seniors manager Lora Whitney show the e-bike that is up for grabs in front of the Kootenay Seniors office on Vernon Street. — Submitted