Jane’s Walk Saskatoon Festival Inc. has announced a series of 20 citizen-led walks during the weekend of May 3-5.
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. It encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
The 10th anniversary walk will begin at Remai Modern Art Gallery, with a screening of the documentary Citizen Jane on April 26 at 7 p.m. The screening of the film will be free for members of Remai Modern or with regular museum admission.
A full listing of walks, as they are developed and announced, can be found at the Saskatoon Jane’s Walk website: http://janeswalksaskatoon.ca/.
A list of 10th Jane’s Walks include:
Saskatoon’s South Downtown (Way) Before River Landing: One Archaeologist’s Experience (May 3 at 4 p.m.)
Co-housing: Creating New Homes in West Industrial (May 4 at 10 a.m.)
Get To Know Fairhaven While Geocaching (May 5 at 1 p.m.)
Each year on the weekend nearest to her birthday (the first weekend in May), Jane’s Walks honour the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centred approach to community planning.
Jacobs was born in Scranton, Penn., in 1916 and died in 2006 in Toronto.