Wednesday March 13, 2:00 – 3:00 PM and
Saturday March 16, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Meet in front of Albert McCormick Library Entrance
500 Parkside Dr, Waterloo, ON

A comforting walk through multicultural businesses and public spaces in Lakeshore Village- one of the first suburbs of Waterloo. This delightful tour will highlight the spiritual experience of walking, and the different communities living together in this space. It will also talk about how climate change and migration is challenging our streetscapes to become a more carbon neutral, diverse, urban adventure. 

We will start the walk at the Albert McCormick Community Centre, and conclude the walk at the entrance to the Ion station at the research park. It will go through unique paths, stop at the Bread and Bretzel Bakery, and Onkar Indian Grocer. 

Host: Kumary Ponnambalam

Kumary Chiquinquira Ponnambalam has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Vancouver, and Master of Science in Forestry from Toronto. She spent most of her formative years in Waterloo, living in the Lakeshore neighborhood since 1989. She has been shaped by her multicultural community and has traveled around Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, and even North Africa for research in sustainability, with her academic family, or to discover the many communities who have influenced her values and identity. She is also a self taught interdisciplinary artist. She develops her art by walking and exploring her neighborhoods, and has exhibited at Button Factory Arts, and The Show Gallery, Toronto.