Nanaimo residents invited to watch Layton funeral together

Viewing planned at Diana Krall Plaza

Nanaimo residents are being invited to watch the state funeral for late federal NDP leader Jack Layton on the big screen in Diana Krall Plaza.

The ceremony, expected to start at 11 a.m. local time Saturday (Aug. 27), will be aired courtesy of the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, which co-ordinates events in the square.

Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to bring their own seating.