Local service for Jack

North Okanagan residents will have an opportunity to pay tribute to Jack Layton.

North Okanagan residents will have an opportunity to pay tribute to Jack Layton.

A service will be held at the Schubert Centre in Vernon Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a book of condolences, and cards and letters will be forwarded to the Layton family.

“The news of Jack Layton’s death on Monday morning brought into sharp focus his extraordinary accomplishments during a lifetime of public service,” said Nick Hodge, president of the Okanagan-Shuswap NDP riding association, in a release.

“NDP members and supporters knew how important he was to Canada, and now others are discovering it – perhaps for the first time.”