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Where to find Jack Layton memorials in your area this week

Want to celebrate the life of Jack Layton? Here are some of the events going on Wednesday across the country.

Vancouver: Remembering Jack Layton, an informal gathering at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 6 p.m. (PT).

Calgary: Drink Orange Crush (in remembrance of the NDP's election performance in Quebec last year) and watch a live stream of Toronto's events at Melrose Cafe and Bar, 7 p.m. (MT).

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Toronto: The biggest celebration, with the Layton family and the Broadbent Institute as hosts and featuring performers such as Ron Sexsmith and Raffi in Nathan Phillips Square at 6 p.m. (ET).

Ottawa: Vigil at the Centennial Flame, on Parliament Hill, at 11 a.m. (ET), and a picnic in Hintonburg Park at 6 p.m.

Montreal: Commemoration at Les Bobards (one of Mr. Layton's favourite Montreal bars) at 6 p.m. (ET).

St. John's: Provincial NDP holds event at Harbourside Park at 6 p.m. (NT).

Later in the week

Edmonton: New Democratic MP Linda Duncan and musical acts at Grant Notley Park, Friday at 7 p.m. (MT)

For a complete list of Jack Layton memorials, visit www.dearjack.ca

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