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Jane’s Walk Festival Goes Digital For 2020

Saturday April 4th, 2020, 12:48pm


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This years Windsor Jane’s Walk Festival 2020 is going digital and organizers are calling on community members to submit videos and digital artwork celebrating their neighbourhood.

The Jane’s Walk Festival is a global weekend of free, citizen-led walking tours celebrating neighbourhoods and honouring the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs. Last year, there were fifteen walking tours through seven Windsor neighbourhoods, drawing more than 475 participants.

“We see how important neighbours have been during this pandemic,” says Windsor Jane’s Walk City Organizer, Sarah Morris, “from Facebook groups offering help; to shows of support for health care workers on Kildare Road; to quiet acts of checking up on our most vulnerable neighbours. We may be self isolating, but we are not alone.”

In lieu of walking tours at the moment, the Festival is calling on Windsorites to celebrate their neighbourhoods in creative way:

  • Create a Video: Windsor Jane’s Walks is asking people to create videos of why their neighbourhoods are special to them. This can be through story, song, powerpoint presentation, or anything in between. The only requirement is that participants follow safety rules around social distancing.
  • Digital Artwork:  The festival is also calling for digital art: phone backgrounds, computer desktop backgrounds, or printable colouring pages celebrating their neighbourhoods. Digital art is a way for people to carry part of their neighbourhood with them, even while social distancing. 

The deadline to submit either a video or piece of artwork is April 24th, 2020. Submissions will then be launched on Jane’s Walk Weekend May 1st to 3rd, 2020.

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