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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 — 7:00 PM EDT

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:00pm

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You may think of walking in functional terms, a means of getting from point A to point B. While that’s true, walking can be so much more than that.

Join us as we explore the transformative elements of walking – social, spiritual, and emotional. Historically, walking has been a powerful tool for empowerment, has instilled change and bridged connections. From research to personal stories, our panelists will explain how walking connects us to ourselves and to our communities.

Moderator:

The Rev’d Scott McLeod, Chaplain, Renison University College

The new Chaplain at Renison University College, an ordained Anglican priest, new to the Waterloo region. Besides parish congregational work, Scott has coordinated refugee resettlement and support programs for the Anglican Church since 2007. Through his work he is committed to journeying with people in many ways in their lives, seeking justice, equity, dignity and building healthy inclusive community where all are welcome and find the place where they belong.

Panelists:

Troy D. Glover, Professor

Troy D. Glover is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Director of the Healthy Communities Research Network at the University of Waterloo. Professor Glover's research explores the process of transformative placemaking that shapes the public realm to facilitate social connectedness and improve the quality of community life.

Juanita Metzger, Owner, Stroll Walking Tours, MSW

A passion for community, slow travel and hyper local experiences make guided walking tours the ideal business for Juanita. Juanita worked in neighbourhood community development for 20 years with a focus on placemaking, urban space and getting people engaged and connected to the places where they live. As a walker, she coordinated and led walks with Jane’s Walk Waterloo Region for six years. She walks everywhere when travelling. Juanita graduated from Social Development Studies at Renison College in 1996 & completed her Master of Social Work, 2005, at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Lori-Ann Livingston, BA History, Writer and Editor

Lori-Ann Livingston is a writer and copy editor (www.wordie.rocks) who has lived in Kitchener for 20 years. For the past two years, she has documented the pandemic through a daily diary and through photographs taken on her walks around local neighbourhoods. She has hiked the Avon Trail, biked the Guelph-to-Goderich trail, and intends to walk the Camino del Norte in 2022.

Cost 
Free

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