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Jane’s Walk Celebrates Neighbourhoods


May 1, 2012 – The miniature flour mill built by Rod Muir is a replica of the mill in Scotland where his great-great-great-great grandfather worked.

Muir built the mill a few years ago and has had students visit his backyard to see it. The miniature flour mill – 1/3 of the original size – is on the Waverley-Prospect Walk, one of the many attractions on this year’s Jane’s Walks.

The City’s Crime Prevention Council is hosting four Jane’s Walks in Thunder Bay. “Evidence shows that knowing your neighbours is one way to lower crime,” said Sheelagh Hendrick, Crime Prevention Council Coordinator. “These walks are a great way to meet the people who live and work in the neighbourhood.”

Cathy Farrell and Keith Nymark are hosting the Waverley-Prospect Walk and they’re excited to show people what the neighbourhood has to offer.

“We hope lots of people take part in this year’s Jane’s Walks,” Farrell said.

Jane’s Walk celebrates the work of urban activist Jane Jacobs, who promoted the simple yet revolutionary idea that accessible, mixed use neighbourhoods are key to the health, safety and survival of a city.

Walks will start at the following days, times and locations:

• Bay and Algoma Historic District – Saturday, May 5, 1 pm, Corner of Bay and Algoma
next to the District sign
• Celebrate the Neighbourhood with the Evergreen Walking Night Club – Saturday, May 5,
1 pm, 213 Cameron St.
• Waverley-Prospect Walk – Saturday, May 5, 1:30 pm, Waverley Park Fountain
• The Wild West of Westfort Walk – Sunday, May 6, 2 pm, former Heath Park School
(now Dilico Education Centre), 1115 Young St.

For more information, including walk descriptions, visit www.janeswalk.org and search by city.

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Contact:   Sheelagh Hendrick, Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, 625-2554