In Memory of Jack Layton
August 22nd, 2011 - 2:50pm
Jack Layton's leadership, friendship and strength will be deeply missed, but we will strive to make his legacy live on by building the better Canada that he dedicated his life to. His message of hope will be remembered, as will his years of service to our country.
If you are in London on Saturday and you wish to join friends to watch the celebration of Jack's life, people will be gathering at the Aeolian Hall. The doors open at noon and all are welcome. Aeolian Hall is located at 795 Dundas St. E.
If you wish to go to Toronto and attend the State Funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton on Saturday, August 27, limited seating will be available to the general public.
Members of the public are invited to line up on King Street West outside Roy Thomson Hall. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, bracelets will be handed out to approximately the first 600 people in line.
Bracelet holders can then return to the same lineup area on King Street West by 12:00 noon, at which time they will receive an assigned seat ticket and will be able to proceed inside the hall.
Four large video screens will be set up in David Pecaut Square, to the west of Roy Thomson Hall, for overflow crowds.
To share your condolences visit:
Or sign books of condolences at the following locations:
My constituency office at 1700-D Dundas Street 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
London City Hall 8:30 am - 4:30 pm until August 26th
The Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch 311 Oakland Ave available until September 2, 2011
Iron Horse Festival St. Thomas, ON This weekend only
Lying-in-State for Mr. Layton:
Canadians can pay tribute to Mr. Layton as he lies in repose at Toronto City Hall on Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, August 27 beginning at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Jack Layton's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, and to continue the work of making Canada a better place, donations be made to the Broadbent Institute.
Donations to the Broadbent Institute can be made online at: www.ndp.ca/inmemory
Or mailed to: Broadbent Institute c/o Canada’s New Democrats 300-279 Laurier St W Ottawa, ON K1P 5J9