Walter Callow Wheelchair Bus
Photo Collection

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Current Photos

The New Bus

2012 Buses

Presentations and Donation from Corp of Commissionaires and Camp Hill Veterans

Presentation of Donation from Corp of Commissionaires

Left to Right
Mike Brownlow C.E.O. Corp of Commissionaires
Charles Baxter Jr. President President Board of Directors Callow Buses
John Boileau Corp of Commissionaires Board Member
Duncan Miller Director of Callow Buses and Corp of Commissionaires Board Member

Presentation of Support and Dedication Plaque to Callow Buses from Camp Hill Veterans

Left to Right
Charles Baxter Jr. President Callow Board of Directors
Elsie Rolls Director Camp Hill Veterans Services

Callow Bus 65th Anniversary

The 65th Anniversary Celebration of Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses was held at Camp Hill Memorial Gardens on August 1st 2012.

The opening of the Walter Callow Boardroom, at Camphill.

Minister of Veteran Affairs, unveiling plaque at the opening of the Walter Callow Boardroom.

     Callow Bus Cares

As part of its support for the Wee Care Developmental Centre, Young & Richmond Streets, Halifax, Callow Bus provides a monthly day trip for children at the centre. As the children's smiles show, the trips are popular!

Residents from a young adult facility enjoy a bus tour in HRM and a visit to scenic Peggy's Cove.

Senior residents with staff enjoy bus tour and visit to Halifax Public Gardens.

Callow Bus 60th Anniversary

More than 100 veterans, government, military, business, health care and community representatives gathered at Halifax City Hall Sept 26, 2007 to mark the 60th anniversary of Callow Wheelchair Bus. The Stadacona Band performed for veterans in the Grand Parade prior to a reception hosted by HRM Mayor Peter Kelly. Justice Minister Murray Scott and other speakers recognized the legacy of founder Walter Callow and the importance of continuing the specialized bus service for veterans and other physically challenged Nova Scotians.

Jim Trainor, left, of Callow Wheelchair Bus welcomes HRM Councillor Mary Wile, Cumberland County Warden Keith Hunter and Justice Minister Murray Scott to 60th anniversary celebration at Grand Parade.

Stadacona Band performs for veterans and the general public at Grand Parade.

Emma Dicks, 93, of Dartmouth, a retired nurse and secretary to Walter Callow and Tiffanie Brigden, of Ottawa, a great-granddaughter of Walter Callow cut the 60th anniversary cake at City Hall.

(Ross Brown photos)

April 2005
Cutting the ribbon at the unveiling of the new Callow Wheelchair Bus at Grand Parade, City Hall are, from left: Mayor Peter Kelly, Lieutenant Governor Myra Freeman, Callow Bus President Jim Trainor and Cdr Elizabeth Steele of Maritime Forces Atlantic.

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Walter Callow:
During The First World War and in later years a patient at Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax.

The Following photos show Callow Bus operations and activities in late 1940s and 1950s.
Col. H. M. Grant, Col. Victor Oland, R. W. Harris and Claude Taylor, directors of the Callow Veterans and Invalids Welfare League, inspect the newest addition to their fleet of wheelchair coaches in October 1956. The coach cost $20,000.

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