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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 143 dents of Killarney Secondary School. The emcee, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Linda Reid, rightly described the students’ work as spectacular; they explored with courage, conviction and skill the history of women and minorities’ struggles to obtain the franchise to vote in B.C. through first-rate films, dance, poetry, theatre and music. The Killarney performers at the event (whose names you will no doubt see again on a screen or playbill soon!) were Mariah Cassity, Jeremy Cruz, Gwyneth Duerme, Maegan Fox, Nova Grant, Millen Kim, Alysha Law, Jennifer Mejia, Zuleyma Prado, Chase Prior, Kelsey Sabile, Francis Soliven, Nathan Tran, Stacy Yu and Mandy Zhou. Both the live theatre piece and the slam poem were written and directed by senior students Janmie Gunawardena and Jiejun Wu. The Killarney students involved in the two films shown during the event were Jaafar Al-Tameemi, Christian Anderson, Isaac Asage, Ian Bautista, Katy Bondarenko, Liam Canlas, Kiaan Castillo, Tanner Chareunsouk, Gayatri Dhiman, Gwyneth Duerme, Emily Feng, Giovanni Garcia, Jessica Huang, Kaitlin Kantilas, Livia Lam, Maya McGrath, Jennifer Mejia, Sarah Nakashima, Hannah Ng, Tom Nguyen, Alex Noh, Kayla Papania, Zuleyma Prado, Semi Ragnero, Hansel Rehberger, Kelsey Sable, Megan Smith, Francis Soliven, Aidan Wai and Willy Zhou. Roger Watts was appointed to the board of directors of Carousel Theatre for Young People. He was also appointed to the CBA Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of B.C. Jeevyn Dhaliwal and Jasmin Z. Ahmad were both elected as benchers of the Law Society in the Vancouver County by-election held November 16, 2016. Muhammed Ali’s famous “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” has been adopted by various law firms in advertising their services. Those firms include Lucero Law Firm in San Diego (which has a “client-centered, resultsoriented trial practice” that utilizes a “forward-thinking, individualized, and aggressive strategy”) and Monarch Solicitors in Manchester, England. The government of Ontario notes that the monarch butterfly—a “showy orange and black butterfly with small white spots”—has “Special Concern” status, meaning that “the species lives in the wild in Ontario, is not endangered or threatened, but may become threatened or endangered due to a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats.” Justice Heather MacNaughton, formerly a master of the Supreme Court, was appointed a justice of that court in Vancouver on October 20, 2016. She


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