The Town of Stony Plain invites local residents to participate in a citizen-led walking tour of Stony Plain. The walk will take place on May 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting and ending at the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Dianne Duncan, member of both the Volkssport Association of Alberta and the Stony Plain Cultural Roundtable, will lead the 2018 tour.
Jane’s Walk was created by Jane Jacobs, a writer, urbanist, and activist who championed the importance of the voices of everyday people in neighborhood planning. She wanted to make a space for people to observe, reflect, and collectively reimagine the places in which they live, work, and play.
“Stony Plain has a wealth of history that can be explored by wandering through the older parts of town,” says Angela Fetch Muzyka, Culture & Tourism Development Officer. “Jane’s Walk allows residents to observe what Stony Plain currently is, reflect on what it once was, and imagine the potential of what it could be.”
The timing of Jane’s Walk could not be better as the Town of Stony Plain is currently asking for residents to give initial input on The Old Town Community Plan (OTCP), a 25-year vision for the Old Town area.
“As residents participate in Jane’s Walk, we encourage them to think about what they love about Old Town, as well challenges and opportunities facing the area,” says Miles Dibble, Sustainability Planner for the Town of Stony Plain. “They may then share their thoughts by taking our short survey and help us ensure the OTCP reflects the community’s wants and needs in the future.”
No registration is required to participate in Jane’s Walk; just get your walking shoes on and join us on May 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Heritage Centre. To learn more about the OTCP or to take the survey, visit www.stonyplain.com and click on the “Growing Your Stony Plain” button.
For more information about Jane’s Walk, contact:
Angela Fetch Muzyka
Culture & Tourism Development Officer
Town of Stony Plain
For more information about OTCP, contact:
Town of Stony Plain