Jane’s Walk Festival: Discover your neighbourhood

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After the overwhelming success in previous years in Sault Ste Marie, seeing hundreds of people participate in over a dozen walks, the local Jane’s Walk planning committee is excited to announce Jane’s Walk Festival SSM 2018, Friday, May 4th – Sunday May 6th.

Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours that put people in touch with their environment.

Since 2007, this international free walking festival seeks to better acquaint people with their neighbourhoods and each other and highlight personal accounts of how people use public spaces.

On Friday May 4 – Sunday May 6, over 1000 walking tours will take place across 6 continents, 36 countries, and in approximately 200 communities.

This year, Sault Ste. Marie will host its third annual series of Jane’s Walks.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents at a time when scale models and grand visions of the future removed designers from the experience of the city by foot.

The walks help bring people together into strong and resourceful communities, cultivating belonging and encouraging civic leadership.

This year many amazing walks are being planned focussing on diverse topics such as wild foraging, history, architecture, civic issues, personal and family history, and food.

A full program of walks will be ready and available at Gore Street Cafe and other locations around the city in the next week, and ongoing information will be available on Facebook.

The festival will kick off with a screening of short documentaries about Jane Jacobs and her influence on Friday, May 4 at 7pm at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion.

Admission is by donation.

For more information on Jane’s Walk click here.

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