Jane’s Walk is one month away

Which is oooodles of time to pull together a walk for this year!

What is Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks encourages people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbours during the first weekend in May.

Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world, including Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. Over the past ten years, there has always been a walk – or three! – led in our midtown Mount Hope neighbourhood by people like Wayne Miedema, Mary Sehl, Dawn Parker & Sarah Marsh, Sarah Granskou, Ted Parkinson and Lane Burman. Trent Bauman has one planned for this year; Perspectives on Development through Sketching.

Maybe you want to lead one this year!

Walks take place on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018.

There is an experienced group of Jane’s Walk organizers that can help you get started. They are hosting an Information Session for Walk Leaders on Wednesday April 4th, 2018. Details found here.

Jane's Walk Information Session for Walk Leaders

What makes a walk a Jane’s Walk?

If you already have some ideas ticking…. roll with it! Jane’s Walks are often walking tours, but they can also be bike rides, poetry readings, performance art, games, and more! There are three things that make a walk a Jane’s Walk:

  • Free, volunteer-led, and open to everyone
    There can be no registration, fee, or donation associated with leading or participating in a Jane’s Walk.
  • Non-commercial and non-partisan
    They cannot be used to promote a business or a candidate running for office.
  • Seek to promote dialogue
    Jane’s Walks are dialogues that seek to engage participants in conversation. They are not walking lectures.

If you want to work with someone else on pulling together a walk, add a comment below or email midtownkw@gmail.com.

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