THE ADVOCATE 637
VOL. 76 PART 4 JULY 2018
Paul Jit Singh and Devyn M. Cousineau were appointed members of the
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal for terms ending in four years.
President Trump told Chinese president Xi Jinping about airstrikes against
Syria in April 2017 when they were having dessert at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
facility in Florida. Trump told Fox Business: “We had finished dinner, we
were now having dessert, and we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate
cake that you’ve ever seen, and President Xi was enjoying it, and I was
given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded.”
Saskatchewan’s Provincial Emblems and Honours Act names the “Saskatoon
Berry” (the fruit known botanically as Amelanchier alnifolia) as that
province’s fruit emblem. The Government of Saskatchewan’s website
explains: “This small, edible fruit is sweet in taste and has long been eaten
by Canada’s native peoples. The name derives from the Cree noun misâskwatômina.
The city of Saskatoon is named after this plant.” It is pretty
hard to beat a Saskatoon Berry pie.
Denese C. Espeut-Post was appointed as a member to the board of the
British Columbia College of Social Workers for a term of one year.
A member of the editorial staff (a.k.a. the “beneficiary”) recently received
the following good news: “I want to inform you that a Ten Man committee
was set up to properly verify the beneficiaries of this compensation payment
who in the past years were unable to receive their payment but due
to some mistakes were unable to receive their money. The meeting which
lasted for about 4 hours and had representatives from United Nations,
Financial Service Authority and IMF. So finally, it has been agreed that this
compensation payment of Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000.00) be made. You
are by this message advised to forward your particulars to the chairman of
the committee set up with his details below ...”. We promptly corrected the
atrocious grammar and sent it back to the Ten Man committee.
Joe Groia’s 16 Mile Cellar Winery & Vineyard, in St. Catharines, Ontario,
advertised an open house held in early May: “Our Open House will include
two short, guided tours of the property led by Joseph Groia (weather permitting).
If you decide to take part in one of our tours, you’ll have a chance
to learn about the property’s history, our organic growing practices, and our
participation in land conservation programs. We highly recommend wearing
appropriate foot ware—ie. boots!—during the tour, as the natural,
organic state of the property will ruin normal street shoes.”