Bridging communities: A new foot/cycle crossing
In the last few months, a new route has emerged linking Overbrook and Sandy Hill: a new bridge is bringing these communities much closer together, the Adàwe Crossing. Representatives from the city, residents from the neighbouring communities, and members of First Nations, will join to celebrate this achievement and its benefits now and for the future. Jane Jacobs would approve!
A First Nations artist will call everyone together with drumming and ceremonial activities. Ottawa's town crier will read a proclamation of Jane Jacob's Day. The City Councillors for the area will recount how the bridge came to be and what it means for the future, residents will share their impressions on what the bridge means for their communities, and a member of the Algonquin nation will talk about the nomadic lifestyle of the First Nations and their use of the land and the river.
The walk will be followed by refreshments at the Rideau Tennis Club, where we will have an opportunity to continue our conversation.
Later this summer, the City of Ottawa will host an opening of the artwork on the bridge.
This is a bilingual walk./Ceci est une visite guidée bilingue. Description francais.
There is a follow-up walk to this one that will be held immediately following:
Artistic Celebration of Jane Jacobs from the Anishinaabe People