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Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau

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Contact Information
Office Phone Leigh Thorpe (English), residence 613-563-4922 * Louise Renauld-George (French), residence 613-749-6466
Primary Executive Leigh Thorpe, Organizer
Alternate Executive Louise Renauld-George, Organizer; Phone: 613-749-6466
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Leigh Thorpe 
272 Holmwood Ave 
Ottawa, ON K1S 2P9
Physical Access Not Applicable ; Accessibility for the walks varies with route and terrain * accessibility for each walk is noted on the web page
Description & Services
Description (Service) Celebrates the work of Jane Jacobs on the livability and walk-ability of cities through free group walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteers * the event takes place around the world * tour leaders select their own walk topics, themes, routes, points of interest, and stories about a neighborhood, park, street, etc. * walks typically last about an hour and cover one to two kilometers
Hours May-October * Annual Jane's Walk event the first weekend in May (approximately 50 walks across Ottawa) * occasional walking tours for particular events through the year * organizing activities for the May event start around February 1
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa ; and surrounding areas
Eligibility No restrictions * individuals, groups, and organizations are invited to participate * volunteers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
Application Those wishing to lead walking tours must register their tour by mid-April * volunteers for other roles (see website for a list of options) should contact by mid-April
Languages English ; French ; Walks in other languages are welcome
Fees None
Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2008
Funding City / Town - Ottawa, Gatineau ; Regional / Municipal - Museoparc Vanier, Ottawa Kiosk ; Federal - Heritage Canada, CBC Radio One ; Foundation - Trillium, Tides Canada
Date Updated 16 Oct 2018
Service Categories Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Physical Fitness

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