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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 473 The Provincial Court bench was recently boosted by the appointment of Her Honour Nancy E. Adams who was previously a sole practitioner in Vancouver. The “Mayflower Compact” was an agreement reached among the Pilgrims in 1620 to “combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.” Added to the list in our last issue of lawyers who are also authors should be Shelley O’Callaghan, author of How Deep Is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake (Caitlin Press, 2017) and Joan McEwen, whose book Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry was published by Heritage House in September 2014. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Vancouver Bar Association’s Dodgeball Tournament on February 16, 2017. In addition to creating a surfeit of bruises, the tournament raised funds in support of the Justice Education Society. Although all of the teams had clearly mastered the art of dodging, dipping, diving and ducking, a few deserve a special mention. Congratulations to Richter Trial Lawyers’ “The good firm” for coming in first place and to McCarthy Tétrault’s “The Dodge Fathers” for taking home the award for best costumes. The 2017 VBA Law Firm Ski Race was held at Whistler Blackcomb on a very sunny March 4, 2017. The prevailing team, with a combined time of 1:12:72, was “Land of Misfit Lawyers”, comprised of Leah Plumridge, Macauley Deck, Taylor Buckley and Dave Thompson. Other notable achievements included Carmen Boskovich’s continuing dominance of the women’s category with a stellar time of 0:17:38 and Peter Finley’s impressive win in the men’s 60+ division with a time of 0:18:70. Nova Scotia’s Floral Emblem Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 176 provides in s. 2 that “the trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens Linn), commonly known as the Mayflower, is declared to be, and from time immemorial to have been, the floral emblem of the Province.” This mayflower is not the same as the mayflower after which the Pilgrims’ ship was named, but it is still held in high regard. The website of the Nova Scotia legislature says that “the delicate pink mayflower,


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