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Jane's Walk - Burritts Rapids

2015 marks the launch of Jane’s Walk in Burritts Rapids. This event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd between 10:00am to 4:30pm, rain or shine in beautiful downtown Burritts Rapids.  This event will feature organized walks, talks, a yoga class, a community run, Living Library story swap, self-guided tours, art exhibitions, voyageur canoe tours, Sunday potluck, local hiking, biking, Geocaching, and birding.

Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by legendary urbanist Jane Jacobs. The annual festival takes place on the first weekend in May, on six continents and in more than a hundred cities around the world. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail, that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists

Burritts Rapids is uniquely located on the border of Ottawa and North Grenville, split by the Rideau Canal. The village was founded in 1793 by United Empire Loyalists and is the oldest settlement in the City of Ottawa.

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