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Ribbon cutting at Xat'sull marks Grand Opening of new trail linking ancient heritage routes

(XAT'SULL ) Cutting a new ribbon at the old Emporium Restaurant is the perfect way to open a new trail at Soda Creek that links ancient heritage routes dating back to the Gold Rush and beyond.

The public is invited to the trail's Grand Opening on August 17, 3:00 p.m. at the restaurant in Soda Creek. The official name for the new trail will also be unveiled. Afterwards, you can bike or walk the multi-purpose trail (shuttles back to the restaurant will be available).

This project in the traditional territory of the Secwepemc People is a partnership between the Xat'sull First Nation, New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) and the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT). NPTGS is contributing $30,000 towards the project while NDIT is providing matching funds.

The multi-purpose trail links historic Gold Rush trails around Deep Creek and Soda Creek (Xat'sull). For more information, please contact Miriam Schilling, Community Economic Development Coordinator, at 250-989-2311.

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Explore the two regions and over 30 communities of BC’s historic Gold Rush and Spirit Trails country. Experience First Nations, Multicultural and Gold Rush heritage in the cradle of modern British Columbia. Walk in the footsteps of indigenous peoples, explorers, fur traders and gold-seekers along the New Pathways to Gold Heritage Trails network or stop at one of the many historic sites. Because it's not about a dead past... it's living history.

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