Call for Jane’s Walk Ottawa Volunteers

Posted by Denise Deby. Thanks to Laura Mueller, Jane’s Walk Ottawa organizing committee, for the information.

Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden Mural by Anastaz1a on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/madomaratzki/5701195302/in/photostream/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden Mural by Anastaz1a on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/madomaratzki/5701195302/in/photostream/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Jane’s Walk celebrates cities as places created by and for people. For one weekend every May, individuals lead walking tours of their favourite urban places, sharing their knowledge, interests and stories.

Jane’s Walk Ottawa is looking for volunteer walk leaders for walks that will take place on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014.

If there’s a spot you know of in Ottawa or Gatineau—an intriguing section of your neighbourhood, an area with a lot of character or history, a green or wild space, a place where residents are doing something interesting—consider helping others get to know it by leading a Jane’s Walk.

Last year in Ottawa there were over 50 walks (and a few biking events). You can see a list at the Jane’s Walk Ottawa website.

Jane’s Walk Ottawa also needs volunteer marshals to help with walking groups. See http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/tips-tools/volunteer for information.

If you’d just like to walk, keep an eye on the Jane’s Walk Ottawa website later this month for a list of planned walks.

Jane’s Walk is a global event that pays tribute to the work of the influential urban thinker and writer Jane Jacobs. Last year, 800 walks were held in more than 100 cities in 22 countries. It’s a great opportunity for people to get to know their city and each other.

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