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Publicity for the South Long Branch Jane’s Walk took many forms — and we began publicizing long before the event

Publicity for the May 6, 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk took many forms, was prepared with close attention to detail, and began months before the event. The office of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ward 6 Councillor, Mark Grimes suggested that we organize this walk in the first place, and provided extensive publicity for it through the Councillor’s newsletter. […]

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Cultural conservation efforts in Ontario operate within a legislative framework

I had the good fortune to attend a cultural heritage workshop in Gravenhurst on April 26, 2012. At the workshop, Bert Duclos, heritage outreach consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, covered four topics: (1) What is cultural heritage value? (2) Establishing an effective muncipal heritage committee (3) Inventory, evaluation, and designation: […]

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Afterwards: Contemporary photography confronting the past (2011)

Afterwards is edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer, a photography historian and curator. In pictures and texts, this book explores the evolving conventions of documentary photography. Research suggests that our brains are not wired for comprehension of events involving thousands or millions of people. Our brains are better wired to comprehend events through our aquaintance with the experiences […]

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Planning and research are part of doing one’s homework

My work as a volunteer has a strong intellectual component. Much of what I do involves extensive work. Strategic thinking is another key ingredient. Usually I consult with people who have more experience than I do, in order to develop a strategic plan that is suitable for a given situation. Aside from engaging in strategic […]

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Tree Walks and Jane’s Walks offer great opportunities for social media applications

The Jane’s Walks being planned for May 2012 in Long Branch, New Toronto, Mimico, and elsewhere will include a social media component. When we attended a Humber Valley Tree Walk in 2011, organized in commemoration of Hurricane Hazel, we video recorded brief segments of the walk and posted some of them to Facebook. Every tree tour needs a tour director to […]