Join us for the 2nd annual Jane's Walk in Okotoks this Saturday and Sunday. Jane's Walks are held around the world to encourage people to learn and connect with their communities. This year we are featuring the history of nine neighbourhoods in Okotoks, including fun facts you may not know about where you live. We encourage residents to take a self-directed walk or a virtual walk in their own neighbourhood using the information sheet found here:
While you are out on your walk, we encourage you to share pictures using #JanesWalkOkotoks.
Be on the lookout for positive message rocks along your walk! A team of Okotoks residents will be setting out these rocks to encourage you as you learn more about your community during Jane's Walk.
- Please remember to practice proper physical distancing while participating in Jane's Walk.
About Jane's Walk:
- On the first weekend of May every year, the Jane’s Walk festivals takes 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 as a way to connect with their neighbours.
- Jane’s Walk is a community-based approach to city building that uses citizen-led walking tours to make space for people to observe, reflect, share, question and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play.
- Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building.