UFV hosted our first Jane’s Walks this past weekend. These walks are designed to connect community members with one another in discussions of place meaning and history.
Biology Professor Alan Reid and Physical Geography & Biology Major Donovan Toews lead a group through the trees and shrubs exploring UFV’s Wild Side!
[box]What is a Jane’s Walk?
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of.Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk — because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!
Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours. Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are held annually during the first weekend in May to coincide with her birthday [/box]
More information on all the walks that were organized in Abbotsford as part of the Jane’s Walk series can be found here: http://janeswalk.org/canada/abbotsford/
See you next year!