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John Waddell, Q.C., of Waddell Raponi LLP in Victoria was awarded the
2017 Georges A. Goyer, Q.C. Memorial Award for Distinguished Service at
the CBABC Bench & Bar Dinner held November 7, 2017 at the Fairmont
Waterfront Hotel. This award, given to a B.C. resident annually, recognizes
exceptional contributions and achievements in the legal field.
The Honourable Thomas R. Braidwood, Q.C., was selected by the Vancouver
Bar Association as this year’s recipient of the Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship
Award. The award was presented at the VBA’s Annual General
Meeting and Gala held on November 23, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
That AGM saw the following six individuals elected as members-atlarge:
Samantha Chang (Fasken), Rochelle Collette (Blake, Cassels &
Graydon), Katie Comley (Ministry of Justice, Legal Services Branch),
Natalie Parsonage (Lindsay LLP), Zachary Rogers (Alexander Holburn
Beaudin + Lang) and Curtis D.A. Ronning (Slater Vecchio). They join the
current board consisting of Andrew Crabtree (Crabtree Litigation), Daniel
Coles (Owen Bird), Stephanie Redding (Stikeman Elliott), Andrea Fraser
(Guild Yule), Cheryl D’Sa (Narwal Litigation) and Kaitlyn Meyer (Hakemi
Ridgedale). Andrew Aguilar is now past-president, Nicholas Isaac is president,
Arash Amouzgar is VP and Carolyn MacDonald remains treasurer.
Jamaican lawyer Don Foote was reported to have urged that music be made
an Olympic event, saying: “I think it’s only logical, since the Olympics is
lacking in that aspect. Music is a sort of sport, and music is entertaining as
well as therapeutic and enjoyable. Those are all characteristics of sports
generally …. I am not asking that reggae music be a category, I am speaking
of music generally … reggae is just one type of music. All participating
countries could have their style of music in the entries.” The Gleaner
reported that Foote “highlighted that music exercises the human vocal folds
more than any other Olympic participating sport, and he is confident that,
provided that the Olympic Committee gives such an opportunity, reggae
music would in fact dominate”.
Edward Hands & Lewis, a firm of solicitors in Leicester, England with 15
branches, is planning to launch a national network of franchised offices.
Restrictions on store opening hours in England and Wales were suspended
during the 2012 London Olympics.
Likely in marketing news, column three of item five of the schedule to the
Ski Hill Property Valuation Regulation was amended to strike out “Hemlock
Valley Resort” and substitute “Sasquatch Mountain Resort”.