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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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BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath 2011 Event

The BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath is an annual cycling event to raise money for lung research, education, prevention and advocacy. It is two days,from September 10-11, and 200 km that begins and ends at Hazelmere RV Park and Campground with an overnight stay at the Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre in Cultis Lake. No cycling experience is necessary for this event since it is fit for all levels of cyclists. Simply raise a minimum of $475, including the $25 registration fee, and this weekend getaway is all paid for. That includes meals, snacks at multiple rest stops, accommodation, first aid, and of course bicycle part repairs during the journey. You can form your own team or join our Trek house team.
For more information, go to or call 604-731-5864

Need more convincing? Watch a video made by Sadie and Sarah!

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Prayer for cars.

This is a very crazy video. And catchy. Bumpernuts have also been in the news lately - getting banned. You just gotta laugh at car culture sometimes.

if you'd rather pray for

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