THUNDER BAY – NDP MPs and supporters marked the first anniversary of the death of Jack Layton their former leader at a tree planting ceremony in Thunder Bay today. NDP MPs John Rafferty (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) and Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) planted a tree in Birch Point Park today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing.
“Jack touched so many people in our community,” said Rafferty. “Today’s tree planting gave Thunder Bay residents a chance to remember Jack, and to renew their commitment to keep his message of love, hope and optimism alive in their hearts”.
Tonight in Thunder Bay, supporters, friends and everyone are invited to ‘Raise a glass to Jack’ at Gargoyles tonight at an event with music and fellowship.
Ceremonies are being held across Canada this weekend to remember Layton, culminating in a large celebration at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square hosted by the Layton family and featuring prominent Canadian performers.
Canadians are invited to share how Jack Layton touched their lives at DearJack.ca. The messages, videos and photos will air live during the August 22 ceremony in Toronto.