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Brave & Notable Pioneer
An Educational, Interactive, Theatrical Presentation
The story of the Overlanders of 1862 is revealed as Christine Pilgrim re-enacts the life of Catherine Schubert, from her Irish childhood and voyage to the New World aboard a 'coffin ship', to her gruelling experiences as the only woman among 150 gold miners journeying by Red River cart from Eastern Canada to the West. She gave birth to the first European born in the British Columbian Interior on her arrival.
Catherine braved trials in County Down in Northern Ireland; in Minnesota and Massachusetts in the US; and in Winnipeg, the Rockies, the Cariboo and the Okanagan in Canada. As part of her quest to make education available to all, she built a schoolhouse on her family farm. There are memorials, streets and statues honouring her contribution to history in Ireland and throughout BC.
All ages enjoy this lively, interactive show with hands-on opportunities, using a large selection of props and artifacts. It can be adapted to suit all performance spaces and can run from 35 to 90 minutes, according to requirements.