It's that time of year again ! No, not hockey playoffs: Jane's Walk time !
This Saturday and Sunday (May 4 and 5, 2013) there are almost 20 free walks to choose from covering a vast array of neighbourhoods. Be sure sure to check some of them out.
Challenge yourself and go to a part of town you've never been to before. It will feel like you're in seeing a new city without the pesky travel costs !
Last year I did a walk of Burnell Street and this year decided to pick something different. A Slice of the West End will be mainly an historical walking tour of a few blocks of Ellice Avenue, Sherbrook Street and St. Matthews Avenue with a "Doors Open" twist
The walk is Saturday only and starts at 12:45 p.m. inside the Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association building at 823 Ellice Avenue at Arlington where refreshments will be served and washrooms available. Along the way we will go inside St. Matthews Anglican Church which is being converted into West End Commons. The tour ends inside Winnipeg Central Mosque on Ellice Avenue.
Timing something like this is hard to do as there are so many variables. I am estimating two hours which is generous.You should be in your car and back on your way by that time.
Oh, did I mention that there will be schwag ?!
Yes, we will have tickets to give away for the West End Commons fundraising concert at the West End Cultural Centre on Saturday night ! We might have a few more items as well !
Here are photos of some of the sites you will see on the walk.