Jane’s Walk – photo walk in downtown Saskatoon

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I have been invited to lead a photography walk in downtown Saskatoon as part of the 2015 Jane’s Walk festival. The Saskatoon festival will start on Friday May 1st in the evening and end on Sunday, May 3rd. There will be 16 guided walks this year.

The photo walk that I led last year was a great success. On a rather cold and windy morning, a group of brave souls joined me for a walk along the Meewasin Trail. This year I will lead a group to explore the familiar downtown scene with fresh eyes, snap a few pictures and exercise our creative side. The idea is to slow down, look beyond the obvious and make a more personal connection with our city. We will look for reflections, patterns and shapes in facades of downtown buildings and aim our lenses at overlooked architectural details. There are many photography gems hidden in back alleys, waiting to be discovered.

Time: Sunday, May 3, 2015 (3:00 to 4:00 p.m.)
Place: we will meet at the bandstand (gazebo) at Kiwanis Memorial Park south of Delta Bessborough hotel


2014 Jane's Wallk in Saskatoon - nature photo walk

Photo walk during the 2014 Saskatoon Jane’s Walk. Photo by Ian Preston


I will lead the group along the river past the Friendship Park and spend some time photographing in the River Landing area. After that, we will head north along the 2nd Avenue S, turn east on 21st Street E and return to the starting point via Delta Bessborough hotel. Although we will be walking on a paved surface, please bring shoes with adequate ankle support and non-slip soles. And remember to watch both ways before we walk across busy roads. Bring a camera with a (preferably telephoto) zoom lens.

Free parking on Sunday is available along Spadina Crescent E and 20th Street E. Our meeting point is only a few blocks from the main public bus terminal. City of Saskatoon bus route and schedule information is available at www.transit.saskatoon.ca


2014 jane's Wallk in Saskatoon - nature photo walk

Photo walk during the 2014 Saskatoon Jane’s Walk. Photo by Ian Preston


Jane’s Walk is a global movement of neighbour-led walking tours inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. The idea behind Jane’s Walk is quite simple: encourage people to walk, talk to their neighbours and build a community based on diversity. Full schedule for 2015 Jane’s Walk in Saskatoon is listed at www.janeswalk.org/canada/saskatoon
(direct link to the photo walk)

You can read more about the festival program in this Star Phoenix article by Paul Hanley

Yes, there is even an app for Jane’s Walk. You can get a direct access to event details on your phone by downloading a free app Eventbase and search for “Jane’s Walk Saskatoon”


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