May-August, 2008: The Motherlode Travelling Musical Revue is a hit from Sparwood to Vancouver, Barkerville to Hope. This production (a joint project with the Newman and Wright Theatre Company, Theatre Royal, Barkerville) performed dozens of times in 60 communities in front of thousands of people, promoting the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor, First Nations Reconciliation and the multi-cultural nature of the gold rush. The troupe was also part of the CP Rail/BC150 “Spirit Train” project, providing entertainment in communities along the CP corridor. By the time they gave their final performance in Lytton on August 31, they had travelled 17,000 km. The project was funded by the BC150 Secretariat, Canadian Heritage and New Pathways to Gold Society.