Knox United to Hold Memorial for Jack Layton

Jack Layton (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s Knox United Church will simulcast NDP leader Jack Layton’s memorial service on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Prior to the service, Health Minister Theresa Oswald will speak during an informal gathering to celebrate Layton’s life. Local musicians, members of the interfaith community and the public will take part in the memorial, expected to run from noon to 12:45 p.m.

“Knox is a natural place for a celebration of Jack’s live, lying at the heart of one of the most transformed urban neighbourhoods in our city, a area in which the residents themselves have worked together to make it one of the most vibrant, intercultural neighbourhoods in the country — themes close to Jack’s heart and life,” the church said in a news release.

The event is being held by Knox in conjunction with Manitoba’s NDP caucus at 400 Edmonton Street.

For more information, call (204) 942-4579.

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