A tweet from Jim Tovey sums up the May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk beautifully:
Thrilled to B hosting the only @Doors_OpenTO in @citymississauga with @JaanPill & @S_A_Society #SharedHeritage
Similarly first-rate speaking roles were performed by Chair of the Small Arms Society Diane LaPointe-Kay and Kate Hayes, Manager, Aquatic (and Wetland) Ecosystem Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation.
I took some great iPhone pictures at the afternoon Small Arms Jane’s Walk; I’ve posted some on Twitter. Other people also took smartphone photos and I’ll get some of those as well. My own Nikon DLSR camera I was not able to use as I had forgotten to re-insert an SD card that I had taken out earlier in the day.
I’ve revised my checklist for such recording projects, to ensure that I double-check the presence of an SD card in my camera.
We used a wheelchair to cart around the portable amplifier that we used; that option worked out well.
Recording and amplification a team effort
Many people helped us with the recording and sound amplification requirements of the event, to all of them we owe many thanks; teamwork in this line of work as in any other makes such a big difference; it’s the name of the game.
I got some great audio recordings, which I will probably spend much of the summer transcribing and posting.
Usually when leading a Jane’s Walk, I am very tired and sometimes in the past it has taken me a while to gather up enough energy to start writing posts about the walk.
However, for the past two years I’ve taken on the role of a walk organizer and have not led any walks. That set of circumstances works well for everybody.
The urban planning work, with such a strong level of community input, that underlies the Lakeshore Waterfront Connection Project and Inspiration Lakeview is phenomenal – highly inspiring and practical.
As another attendee also remarked, each time I attend a tour of the Small Arms Building, I learn something new about the history of the site. That was certainly the case on Saturday, May 28, 2016. As well, a brief visit to the TRCA / Sawmill Sid and Sawmill Sheila woodlot was similarly of much interest, as has been the case of previous visits. On the current occasion, the topic of conversation was the recent movie shoot that has been taking place at the woodlot. The movie business is a big-time industry in Ontario; it’s a delight to know that the Small Arms Building and the Arsenal Lands continue to serve as a setting for a wide range of movie and television productions.