Let’s Talk Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Residents of Prince George are being encouraged to get out into their neighbourhood and community, meet new people, take a leisurely walk and discuss issues of importance to those who live here.
The very first Jane’s Walk events in our city are being held today. These walking tours, which can be organized by anyone with a serious interest in their community, are aimed at bringing people together to talk about issues directly affecting their neighbourhood.
Take, for example, a couple of walks which have been planned for today. The topic of the first is the impacts of resource development on rural and remote communities in the north. It will deal with the prosperity generated by such development but also the need to find a balance with the effects the boom and bust cycles have on community and environmental issues.
This walk will leave from the east side of Exploration Place at 10 a.m. and travel along the Fraser River bank, returning at 11 am.
Another walk and discussion will explore methods of creating a vibrant, people-oriented downtown area, one that incorporates the ideas of forward-thinking people who may have new thoughts on ways to make the downtown area an appealing and attractive part of the city and one that people want to spend time and live in.
That walk is occurring between 12 noon and 1:30 pm with those interested gathering at the newly-seeded vacant lot across George Street from City Hall.
You can learn more about Jane’s Walk, and get information on how one goes about hosting an event, at firstname.lastname@example.org