Walking tours on weekend

Red Deerians can learn more about the places they live and work during five walking tours to be conducted by local experts on Saturday and Sunday. The free walks, co-sponsored by SeCure Consulting Solutions and the City of Red Deer, will look at safe streets, downtown redevelopment, historic Red Deer and urban nature.

Red Deerians can learn more about the places they live and work during five walking tours to be conducted by local experts on Saturday and Sunday.

The free walks, co-sponsored by SeCure Consulting Solutions and the City of Red Deer, will look at safe streets, downtown redevelopment, historic Red Deer and urban nature.

The walks are part of Jane’s Walk celebrations, which are held around the world to celebrate the ideas of Jane Jacobs, who was an advocate for the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centred approach to municipal planning.

Walks include:

• Streets Are Alive, a one-hour walk guided by Steve Woolrich on Saturday at 2 p.m. Starts at Cenotaph Plaza, Ross Street and 49th Avenue, and ends at North Historic Gaetz Avenue.

• Urban Nature Walk, a one-hour walk guided by Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sunday at 1 p.m. Starts and ends at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45th St.

• Reflections On the Past — Red Deer and Its Early Urban Plan, a one-and-a-half hour walk guided by Michael Dawe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Starts and ends at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, 4525 47A Ave.

• Riverlands Redevelopment and Downtown Design, a two-hour walk guided by John Hull on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Starts and ends at the wading pool on 47th Street and 52nd Avenue.

RSVP for the walks by e-mailing lauren.maris@reddeer.ca.

For walk details — like public transportation directions, accessibility and parking — go to www.janeswalk.net. or www.reddeer.ca/environment.

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