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apparently wanted to take it and jeopardize their amateur status. The
women’s and men’s long drive contests sponsored by Waterstone Law
Group were won by Jane Purdie, Q.C., and David Peter, respectively. The
closest-to-the-pin contests sponsored by Hamilton Duncan were won by
Marjorie Mooney and Martin Finch, Q.C. Rebecca Darnell and Peter Thornton
earned themselves the title of best putters. Winners of all of these contests
took home $150 in prize money and a trophy for their respective
offices, to serve as a conversation piece and to impress their clients.
The banquet followed, and the golfers were joined by other bar members.
The food was “to die for” (though this is perhaps not the best phrase to
describe a banquet?). Wes McHarg was emcee and was assisted by Dan
Moseley. They were very tactful, polite and restrained, and obviously did
not come from the Anthony (“the Mooch”) Scaramucci School of Public
Speaking. Their tenure in the emcee position is already longer than Mr.
Scaramucci’s at the White House, and they will hopefully be back for a
return engagement. All golfers were given gifts donated by generous businesses
and individuals, solicited by the four bar associations, so despite our
golfing challenges we all felt like winners. Post-tournament feedback has
been positive, with many comments about how important it is for the members
of the bar and judiciary to have the opportunity to come together to
participate and socialize in this type of event. And so we continue on …
For a first attempt at combining the collective efforts of the four bar associations,
everything seemed to run very smoothly. In addition to the author,
the golf committee included Jaqua Page, Daniele Poulin, Matt Somers,
Stephanie O’Mahony, Wes McHarg, Lily Ravelo (all of the New Westminster
Bar Association); Cheryl Stanley, Gordon Kabanuk, Greg Palm, Dan Moseley
(all of the Surrey Bar Association); Michael Jones (of the Fraser Valley
Bar Association); and Kirsten Tonge (of the Abbotsford Bar Association).
As in the past, the bar associations intend to donate any net proceeds to
the CBABC Lawyers Benevolent Fund.
Plans are underway already for the Second Annual Westminster County
Bar Associations’ Golf Tournament. It will likely be held at Morgan Creek
Golf Club in the latter part of June or the early part of July. Watch your emails
for announcements and plan on participating. The long-range
weather forecast for tournament day is very, very promising.
1. See Richard Molstad, “The 2016 New Westminster/
Fraser Valley Bar Golf Classic” (2016) 74 Advocate