In search of wooden nickels

My name is Darryl Atchison and I am a Canadian who has lived in Ireland for the past 15 years. I am writing to you in the hope that you may be able to help me.

My name is Darryl Atchison and I am a Canadian who has lived in Ireland for the past 15 years. I am writing to you in the hope that you may be able to help me.

A couple of years ago, my son, James, began collecting Canadian wooden tokens (also called wooden nickels by many people) as a way to learn more about Canada. He was given a few wooden tokens to get his collection started as well as a listing of known wooden tokens from across the country.

According the to listing, the local Texaco Service Station in Kinnaird issued a wooden token back in the early 1980s. We were desperately hoping that one of your readers might be able to help us to locate one of these wooden tokens for James’ collection.

I am thrilled that James has found a hobby that he enjoys as well as one which is teaching him a great deal about Canadian history and geography. And the fact that he is making lots of new friends is a very nice bonus too!

If anyone may be able to find this wooden token or indeed any other wooden tokens from British Columbia, please contact me by email at or by post at 2 Willow Close, Ballea Woods, Carrigaline, County Cork, Ireland.

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

Darryl Atchison

Carrigaline, Ireland

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