Cynthia Nikitin will kick off a full-day workshop with an inspirational keynote on the importance of everyday walking and walkable communities. Included in the presentation will be examples of communities who have embraced walkability and placemaking, with a special emphasis on small, rural communities.

This particular workshop, being hosted in Blind River, is to serve communities scattered throughout Northern Ontario. Blind River is located on the north shore of Lake Huron, roughly half way between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.