Join us for the inaugural Jane's Walk in Okotoks! Jane's Walk is an international event that takes place in hundreds of places around the world, and now it's coming to Okotoks! Stop by after the River Valley and Community Clean Up for an informative walk to meet other community members and learn more about Beatrice Wyndam and Drake landing stormponds!
As we walk, we'll meet our neighbours and chat about some interesting historical facts and often unnoticed elements of this natural and urban landscape. Learn about past farmlands, the original wetlands, learn about the important function of storm ponds, do some birds spotting, and learn about their migration patterns.
- Please dress for the weather
- Dogs (on-leash), children and strollers are welcome
- Meet at Ecole Beausoliel parking lot (Milligan Drive). The school has given us permission to park in their lot
- The walk will cover a loop of the storm pond at Beatrice Wyndham, then a loop of the stormpond in Drake Landing near the off-leash dog park.
- Participants are welcome to join for just one loop or both, depending on ability. Each loop is just under 1.5 KM, with the total walk being about 2.7 KM.
- The entire walk will take a total of about 1.5 hours.
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.