Building Communities through Walking! Hundreds of people connect communities on Walk 150 walks in Calgary!

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Building Communities through Walking! Hundreds of people connect communities on Walk 150 walks in Calgary!

June 3, 2017: About 100 people joined me on a phenomenal, 7-8 km Walk 150 walkabout today from the central Calgary Public Library. The goal of Walk 150 is the welcome everyone to join in and connect communities, and with a special emphasis on welcoming newcomers. Today our feature language was Mandarin and there were SO MANY newcomers who came along with the staff and interpreter from Centre for Newcomers – must have been 35 people! So great!

We walked from the Central library past the Bow Building, up Centre Street to Mount Pleasant. Checked out public art en route, and then dropped into Bridgland, along the Bow River to Saint Patrick’s Island and then along the wonderful East Village, Riverwalk. A mix of three routes from my book, Calgary’s Best Walks– The Bridgeland route, The INglewood Route and the McHugh Bluffs route.

Join me on Wednesday for the next Walk 150 walk- 6:30 at Nicholls Family Library. Feature language is Amharic from Ethiopia. Inside scoop… the walk is fully booked, so just show up!

Thanks to Calgary Foundation for supporting Walk 150 through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and for Calgary Public Library Foundation for their partnership!

Yup, it’s working, we are building communities through walking!

 

READ ABOUT THE WALK 150 WALKS! 

For all the updates, be sure to follow @calgarybestwalks on Facebook! Free Walk 150 Walks continue all of 2017- check the Calgary Library for Walk 150 walks!

 

Check out my Facebook post on the May 13, Walk 150 walk. Feature language was Arabic!

And my Facebook post on May 22, the walk in the Weaslhead. Feature language was Tagalog!

May 31 Walk 150 Walk from Louise Riley Library. Feature language was Mandarin!

 June 3 Walk 150 walk from Central Library. 100 people! Feature language was Mandarin!

 


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