Regina’s 9th Annual Jane’s Walk Festival begins Thursday.
The four-day event will kick off with a launch party at the Regina Public Library’s Central Branch at 6:30 this evening.
Eleven walks in total will take place in the city.
Laura Pfeifer, the head organizer says the event started in Toronto a decade ago to celebrate the life of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs.
“In 2007, friends of hers decided what better way to celebrate her legacy than starting an event like this,” said Pfeifer. “So, citizens can come together and show their perspective of their city. Jane Jacobs passionately was a champion for this.”
Over the weekend the walks will examine natural ecosystems, peace and social justice, walk and bike-ability in Regina, historical foundations and more.
Pfeifer says they usually see 200 to 300 people take part in the walks which go rain or shine.