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310 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., and Sara A. Levine, Q.C., were reappointed as members of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Board for terms ending December 31, 2018. Letters Patent were recently issued to change the name of the “Greater Vancouver Regional District” to the “Metro Vancouver Regional District”. All great things must end. Wrote Robbie Burns in “The Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring”: “Now Nature hangs her mantle green / On every blooming tree, And spreads her sheets o’ daisies white / Out o’er the grassy lea”. The Law Courts Inn held its monthly social for the bench and bar, on this occasion in celebration of Robbie Burns, on January 26, 2017. The event saw reminiscences from our current Attorney General, Suzanne Anton, Q.C., and past-AG Wally Oppal, Q.C. Payton Stewart of the RMM Pipe Band played a number of ditties on the bagpipes for the assembled as the city lights shimmered in the background. The RMM Pipe Band will be heading to Scotland in August 2017 to compete in the Piping Championships. A magnificent Address to the Haggis (not Ode) was delivered by the appropriately kilted Roger Watts, while Bruce Fraser, Q.C., read Robbie Burns’s poem “The Rights of Women”. There were scotch tasting, scotch eggs and other nearly Scottish delicacies made by Chef Jack. Don’t miss the next LCI social! Moving swiftly from haggis to other fare … the name “spring roll” is a literal translation from chun – juan,˘ with its filling celebrating spring vegetables. An article in the Dorset Echo reported on an upcoming gig by bluesman Chris Farlowe at the Tiverly Theatre as follows: “Theatre manager, Charlie North-Lewis, said Chris Farlowe was the first act he ever booked for the Tivoli. ‘He is a regular here and it is always such a lovely night at the Tivoli—he never fails to disappoint.’” The annual bestowal of Queen’s Counsel designations was made in December 2016. The worthy recipients were Richard Paul Thompson, Gabriel Mark Anthony Somjen, Josephine Margolis Nadel, Phillip Collwell Rankin, David Fraser Sutherland, Peter Dean Fairey, Dean Parker John Lawton, Wilfred Danny M. Marcotte, Roelof (Roy) Adrianus W. Nieuwenburg, Earl George Phillips, Morag Mary Jean MacLeod, Ross Alan Mac- Donald, Noordin Sadrudin K. Nanji, Bruno De Vita, Celso Alessandro


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