The New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) is celebrating 10 years of working in the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor with a new online look and the same commitment to economic development through heritage tourism, First Nations reconciliation and Multiculturalism.
The Society launched a new website today which features an expanded projects portfolio, better graphics and more online resources. The web overhaul also includes a new “Looking Back” section which will celebrate key milestones in the Society’s decade of operations. “This new site really gives you a sense of what we’ve been able to achieve with our partners in the past 10 years,” said NPTGS Co-chair Terry Raymond. “And what’s more exciting is we’re still going strong after a decade of travelling with the communities down the New Pathways to Gold.”
A non-profit, non-partisan organization, NPTGS was founded in 2007. It was originally intended as an 18-month project to capitalize on the BC150 celebrations set for 2008 to reinvigorate the Hope to Barkerville corridor’s local economies through heritage tourism development, First Nations reconciliation and Multiculturalism.
Ten years later, NPTGS is still going strong and has raised and/or leveraged over $4 million for projects and contributed over $3.8 million to local communities. Working with its partners, the Society has also built or restored over 230 kilometers of heritage trails, launched and/or completed 17 major projects and staged 150 events, performances, symposia and lectures.
“First Nations reconciliation and Multiculturalism have been and continue to be at the core of how we’ve managed to achieve so much since 2007,” said Cheryl Chapman, NPTGS First Nations Co-chair.
“Sharing our stories and telling a more inclusive narrative of our shared history will continue to be at the heart of all we do moving forward.”
You can check out the new site at www.newpathwaystogold.ca.
The New Pathways to Gold Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.