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Jane's Walk 2021

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Jane’s Walk 2021

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Jane's Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. On the first weekend of May every year, Jane's Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane's Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking to connect with their neighbours. Traditionally, Jane's Walks are held in May close to Jane Jacob's birthday. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building. The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, who recently took over as City Organizer for the walk, is offering six (6) different walks with different themes: 9:00 - 10:00 AM: Caffeinated River Walk - Grab a coffee and discover the unique coffee shops downtown for future Saturday mornings & explore the new Capstone Riverwalk. Lead by Janise Somer, CACPC. Meet at CACPC, 3-5015 48 ST (downtown; across from Original Joes). 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Exploring Historic Downtown (Michael Dawe) - Lead by Michael Dawe, Historian & City Councillor. In 1911, Red Deer Town Council, in conjunction with the new Red Deer Horticultural Society, put into place the first Downtown (City Centre) master plan. Elements of both the City Beautiful and Park City concepts were adopted. A key proponent of the initiative as Horace Seymour, one of Canada’s most acclaimed urban planners who was living and working in Red Deer at the time. The tour will give some background on the master plan and how it has been changed and adapted over the decades. Meet at City Hall (garden side). 11:00 - 12:00 NOON: Catch You Shopping Downtown - Meet at CACPC. Explore unique shopping destinations in our Historic Downtown that you may not know about. Lead by Janise Somer, CACPC. Meet at CACPC, 3-5015 48 ST (downtown; across from Original Joes). 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Outdoor Art & Photos Opps Walk - TerryLee Ropchan, CACPC's Executive Director, will lead the group around the downtown to talk about history of the murals and you will get some great photo opportunities. Meet at CACPC. 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Exploring Historic Downtown - Led by Michael Dawe, Historian & City Councillor. In 1911, Red Deer Town Council, in conjunction with the new Red Deer Horticultural Society, put into place the first Downtown (City Centre) master plan. Elements of both the City Beautiful and Park City concepts were adopted. A key proponent of the initiative as Horace Seymour, one of Canada’s most acclaimed urban planners who was living and working in Red Deer at the time. The tour will give some background on the master plan and how it has been changed and adapted over the decades. Meet at City Hall (garden side). 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ghosts Downtown - This renowned bronze art collection was initiated by the Downtown Business Association and helps tell the history of the community. Lead by Janise Somer, CACPC. Meet at Servus Arena. Spots are limited to 9 people per walk, plus the walk leader. All COVID protocols will be followed. Please register ASAP to reserve your spot https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/janes-walk-red-deer-tickets-151132159357

Event Dates

Dates Times
May 8, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Details

  • Address: 3-5015 48 ST, T4N 1S9
  • Phone: 4039869904

Various Locations (CACPC, City Hall, Servus Arena)

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