Jane's Walk Lethbridge

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Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

Jane’s Walk takes place in many cities around the world. Everyone is welcome to join in a free walk exploring the history and stories that shape our everyday urban experience. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.

Held annually on the first weekend of May, the event was created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs. In 2019, Lethbridge hosted 13 walks in all corners of the City with over 400 participants.

Jane's Walk Lethbridge Response to COVID 19

This year Jane’s Walk around the world will be celebrated a little differently as we avoid in-person gatherings during this uncertain time.


Here in Lethbridge, the one weekend Jane’s Walk event on May 1st to 3rd is being cancelled but there are several ways for Lethbridge residents to experience Jane's Walk this May while prioritizing health, safety, and well-being.


Jane's Walk Lethbridge 2020

The celebration of Jane’s Walk is about sharing stories to discover unseen aspects of the places we live, work and play. In the times of COVID 19 we have been forced to adapt how we move round the city and how we experience spaces within and beyond our homes. Everyone’s experience will be different and there is comfort in sharing and learning about our collective experiences.

In the spirit of Jane’s Walk, we encourage you to join us online and take part in online activities that will be available on this page and on Facebook. We hope that through these platforms we are able to capture and share stories that bring lightness and creativity into your lives. ­­­

Activities:

1. Jane's Mapstorey: Draw your life under lockdown

An activity inspired by CityLab, to share how we have adapted and how our lives have transformed while we practice physical distancing and staying at home.

How it works:

Use any medium (markers, paint, computer program, pictures) and capture anything that has impacted you or been meaningful to you, perhaps it is a new walking routine, a different way to connect with people you love, new uses your home serves, or what you hope for the future of our city.

  • To submit your Mapstorey complete the form under the Jane's Mapstorey tab below.

Every week all the submissions will be posted here so you can see what everyone else has been up to!

2. Jane's Web Map

An interactive map to allow us to connect through sharing and learning.

How it works:

You may share stories, history bits, memories, or the meaning attached to a place within the city by dropping a pin on the map and next time you plan to head for a walk, we encourage you to check Jane's Web Map to learn something and plan to see it for yourself!

  • To drop a pin or learn something new about our city explore the Jane's Web Map tab below.

3. Community-led Jane's Walks

Glendale/Dieppe Jane's Walk - link

SAAG's Jane's Walk | Psychogeographic Walk - link

Public Art Self-guided Jane's Walk - link




Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

Jane’s Walk takes place in many cities around the world. Everyone is welcome to join in a free walk exploring the history and stories that shape our everyday urban experience. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.

Held annually on the first weekend of May, the event was created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs. In 2019, Lethbridge hosted 13 walks in all corners of the City with over 400 participants.

Jane's Walk Lethbridge Response to COVID 19

This year Jane’s Walk around the world will be celebrated a little differently as we avoid in-person gatherings during this uncertain time.


Here in Lethbridge, the one weekend Jane’s Walk event on May 1st to 3rd is being cancelled but there are several ways for Lethbridge residents to experience Jane's Walk this May while prioritizing health, safety, and well-being.


Jane's Walk Lethbridge 2020

The celebration of Jane’s Walk is about sharing stories to discover unseen aspects of the places we live, work and play. In the times of COVID 19 we have been forced to adapt how we move round the city and how we experience spaces within and beyond our homes. Everyone’s experience will be different and there is comfort in sharing and learning about our collective experiences.

In the spirit of Jane’s Walk, we encourage you to join us online and take part in online activities that will be available on this page and on Facebook. We hope that through these platforms we are able to capture and share stories that bring lightness and creativity into your lives. ­­­

Activities:

1. Jane's Mapstorey: Draw your life under lockdown

An activity inspired by CityLab, to share how we have adapted and how our lives have transformed while we practice physical distancing and staying at home.

How it works:

Use any medium (markers, paint, computer program, pictures) and capture anything that has impacted you or been meaningful to you, perhaps it is a new walking routine, a different way to connect with people you love, new uses your home serves, or what you hope for the future of our city.

  • To submit your Mapstorey complete the form under the Jane's Mapstorey tab below.

Every week all the submissions will be posted here so you can see what everyone else has been up to!

2. Jane's Web Map

An interactive map to allow us to connect through sharing and learning.

How it works:

You may share stories, history bits, memories, or the meaning attached to a place within the city by dropping a pin on the map and next time you plan to head for a walk, we encourage you to check Jane's Web Map to learn something and plan to see it for yourself!

  • To drop a pin or learn something new about our city explore the Jane's Web Map tab below.

3. Community-led Jane's Walks

Glendale/Dieppe Jane's Walk - link

SAAG's Jane's Walk | Psychogeographic Walk - link

Public Art Self-guided Jane's Walk - link