May 8, Mother’s Day Jane’s Walk!
Join me at 10 am on May 8 for Mothers Day Jane’s Walk!
Celebrate 10 years of Jane’s Walks!
The Walk: Elbow River Communities-hidden stairways, natural area trails, bridges, viewpoints, a mix of funky and grandiose neighbourhoods and cafe’s
Meeting Place: Stanley park official Parking lot at 42 Ave. just west of 1 A St., SW
Led By Lori Beattie
May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM, 1.5 Hours
All Jane’s Walks are free. Want to know more? Read below…
What is a Jane’s Walk?
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of.Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk — because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!
Some examples: A walk in Colchester, England was led by two brothers, aged 6 and 4, who showed walkers around their favourite park and shared interesting historical facts about the local castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia, a city councillor came on a walk to discuss the history and potential future of the area around a stalled construction site. In the heart of Toronto, Canada, a Queer Newcomer Youth walk was led by a group of young people who had all arrived in the city recently, but had found a welcoming community there. In Calcutta, India, a group set out to explore the wetlands at the city’s edge.