Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau 2018Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6
6:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. Jane’s Walk bridges social and geographic gaps and creates a space for cities to discover themselves.
Walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play. Jane’s Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.
To prepare for a successful event we are looking for some help. Here’s what we’re looking for:
Our largest need is for Volunteer Marshals to help manage walking groups. Marshals help Jane’s Walk run smoothly by assisting the walk leader to manage the group, carry flags and count heads. Marshaling is easy, and a marshal also gets to enjoy the walk experience as a participant. Marshals read a short introduction to Jane’s Walk and the walk leader and carry our nifty flag so people can see where the group is going. They keep the group together, keep an eye on safety and serve as the point of contact with the festival organizers. We provide a marshal kit and a training session to learn about the festival and this role (tentatively scheduled for April 26th). Register here to help as a marshal!
Social Media Photographers: If you have a good eye and people seem to love your Instagram or Twitter; help us out the weekend of the festival. Similar to our walk marshals, you will be assigned to walks to take photos and share content on social media.
Photo Album Photographers: If you have some photography and editing experience (and access to editing software) we need both during the festival and on Thursday May 3rd PM for our launch event photo booth. We will use these photos to both document the festival as well as for future years promotional material. Register here to help with photography!