Join the Jane's Walk as we Rediscover Selkirk Avenue

April 30, 2014

EVERY CITY HAS A STORY                                         

SUNDAY MAY 4th 2014  (Noon -2pm)

Starting Point: 607 Selkirk Avenue

At the North End Business Development Centre

JOIN THE JANE’S WALK 

AS WE REDISCOVER SELKIRK AVE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Winnipeg Mb - April 28, 2014) On Sunday May 4th 2014, thousands of people around the world will come together to walk and talk about what makes a good city for the Jane’s Walk festival. The festival is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by iconic writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs.

North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) will be hosting our “Rediscover Selkirk Ave” walk from Noon to 2:00pm.  The walk hosted by local youth activist Michael Champagne will take participants from Selkirk and McGregor to Neechi Commons. Along the way you will learn about the transformation happening along this once grand avenue. 

Key stops will be  1) the Merchant Hotel which is undergoing major changes from the once infamous hotel to a community educational, housing hub complete with a retail component, 2)Urban Circle education centre, 3)North End Business Development Centre, 4)William Norrie Centre and 5)Gunn’s bakery.  The walk will end with a bannock and coffee discussion at Neechi Commons, a major revitalization project, which has helped transform Winnipeg’s North End.

This is NECRC’s first time participating in Jane’s Walk.  For 2014, 19 walks have already been registered for Winnipeg to date at http://www.janeswalk.org/canada/winnipeg/walks/    Last year over 100 cities participated from Calcutta to Canberra, Sao Paulo to Saskatoon.

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A Vision for Merchants Corner (photo)

Contact Us!

For media inquiries, interviews and questions about the walk contact Martin Landy Communications and Event Coordinator at martin@necrc.org, 204 927-2349

Follow us on Twitter @NECRC #NorthEndRisng

Facebook at www.facebook.com/northendrenewal

                                                                                              

About Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walk cultivates a broad understanding of how cities develop, function, and thrive. It works to advance walkable neighbourhoods, increase urban literacy, and promote neighbourhood cohesion, civic engagement and leadership.


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