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Vision Walk

Skate Skool

Saturday 4/14: 10am - 2:30pm


"Vision Walk" inspires others to discover the world around them while embarking on their own creative self-discovery through photography. As a testament to its commitment to enabling creative expression, Vans is hosting "Vision Walk" at House of Vans Calgary, taking individuals on a journey within their own city and helping them find their own perspective.

Led by Photographer Jeff Thorburn, "Vision Walk" encourages participants to share their point of view with one another to showcase the unique perspectives that come from the energy of collaboration.

"Jeff Thorburn is a writer and photographer raised in Fredericton, now based in Vancouver after a decade spent in Calgary. He is currently the editor and photo editor of King Skateboard Magazine, as well as the former editor and photo editor of both Concrete Skateboarding Magazine and SBC Skateboard Magazine. He likes having at least a couple of books on the go at once and loves recommendations."

The culmination of "Vision Walk" will take place Sunday, April 15th when House of Vans Calgary will play host to an exhibition showcasing the best images from "Vision Walk" participants, with "Vision Walk" lead Jeff Thorburn awarding one participant with the grand prize of a Leica camera.

Vans' ethos on creative expression is simple — you don't need professional training, instruction, or equipment to make art. You just need to have an idea and the desire to create something. With a camera in everyone's pocket, photography has become an art form accessible to us all — every moment can be captured instantly and in turn each of those photos has the power to convey a certain idea or memory.