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Canada has lost a giant today.

Sorry this is a bit late notice but I wish I were there. I got this message from an NDP email list. Perhaps there will be other memorial/events from different groups in the future. Please leave info in the comments if you know of any.

Friends -

Canada has lost a giant today.

Jack Layton was a friend, a leader, and an inspiration to Canadians from coast to coast.

He was a fighter. He stood up for Canadians every day in public life. And he fought until the end to overcome his cancer. He will be missed.

Members of the community have come together to organize an impromptu gathering tonight to remember Jack.

The candle light vigil is taking place tonight at the Vancouver Art Gallery beginning at 8:00 PM. I invite you to attend to remember Jack.

What: Candlelight Vigil for Jack Layton
When: Tonight (Monday, August 22) at 8:00 PM
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery (map)
Bring a candle.

On Saturday, Jack prepared a letter to Canadians encouraging us all to continue fighting for a better country. I encourage you to read his last words if you have not yet had a chance.

If you wish, you can also leave a message of condolence via the NDP website.

You can read BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix’s statement on Jack Layton’s death.

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."
- Jack Layton (1950-2011)

In solidarity,



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