630 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 4 JULY 2018
Karen L. Snowshoe was elected as a bencher in the recent by-election for
Vancouver County. She is a member of the Tetlit Gwich'in Nation in Fort
McPherson and is the first Indigenous woman to be elected a bencher for
the Law Society. She was called to the bar of B.C. in 2004.
When thinking of things legal and culinary you can do no better than listen
to the new podcast Cheftimony, which describes itself as “Talking to chefs.
And sometimes lawyers.” Cheftimony is hosted by Vancouver lawyer
Graham MacLennan, who started volunteering in restaurant kitchens
(notably Bishop’s) about ten years ago before briefly leaving the profession
to work with Burdock & Co and then Harvest Community Foods. He also
cooked aboard a schooner in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
Now in-house counsel at the Law Society, Graham hosts this excellent culinary
podcast, which combines two of his passions: food and talking about
food. And sometimes lawyers.
The 2018 Lawyer Show, The Drowsy Chaperone, ran to great reviews on May
3, 4 and 5 at the Carousel Theatre. With a cast of all-lawyer talent, this
fundraising endeavour for two local theatre groups, Touchstone Theatre
and Carousel Theatre for Young People, managed to raise in excess of
$87,000. Cast members Tevia R.M. Jeffries of Dentons and Cobi Dayan of
Miller Thomson were given the 2018 Fasken Shining Star Award in recognition
of their outstanding contributions and tremendous dedication to The
Lawyer Show. Thanks to all who came out to see the show, to the dedicated
cast who put it on and, in particular, to all the show sponsors, including
Opening Night sponsor Dentons, Oyster Night sponsor Hakemi Ridgedale
and Closing Night sponsor Fasken.
Allan P. Seckel, Q.C., was appointed as the third alternate member of the
Medical Services Commission for a term ending June 30, 2020.
Carla Lewis was appointed to the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and
Culture Council Board of Directors, also known as First Peoples’ Cultural
Council, for a term of two years.
A difference of opinion amounting to a literary schism has broken out
amongst the gnomes who toil in the basement of the Advocate we have the
distinct feeling that a former editor is trolling us – Ed.. The issue has to do with
punctuation—specifically, the space that follows various punctuation
marks. Some contend one only space should follow a period, a comma, a