Only three more sleeps until we host our 5th Annual Jane’s Walk in Regina! This weekend, May 4 and 5, there will be seven free walks for people to participate in – Jane’s Walk is a walking discussion where participants should feel free to get in on the discussion and make connections with neighbours across the city.
Since we started hosting Jane’s Walk five years ago, it’s been great to see the event grow and change. The level of community support for the walks in our city has always been strong which makes it easy to want to keep the flame burning. It is also a total treat each year to see what the topics will be and who will come forward to share their perspective. To celebrate our 5th year we have walks that explore everything from modernist architecture to community murals, and timely discussions about heritage, booming development, and housing in our city.
This year’s walks include:
Saturday May 4, 2013
11am: Bike Regina hosting a ride through the downtown to discuss bikability in the city
2pm: Story-teller Vincent Murphy exploring the history of the Warehouse District
3pm: Jeannie Mah returning to host her popular tour of modernist architecture in the downtown
4pm: An exploration and celebration of the Central Library by a collection of dedicated patrons including heritage architect Bernard Flaman, and writer Florence Stratton
Sunday May 5, 2013
1:30pm: Jan Morier and Jessica Hannah providing a view of community murals created by new and established artists throughout North Central
2pm: Professor Marc Spooner leading a discussion about homelessness in Regina’s downtown and Heritage neighbourhoods
4pm: Martin Gourlie leading a discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in one of Regina’s biggest development projects, the Regina Revitalization Initiative
You can get a list of the walks with more details here.
You can also click here to download a pdf of the walks, including their start times and locations.
Thanks again to all of our community partners!
Jane’s Walk in 2009 photo by Michael Bell