Work Life Balance Committee Gets the Boot – Boot Camp Workout That Is!
On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Corporate Occupational Solutions (COS) hosted a Boot Camp session for the Work Life Balance Committee. As part of the Work Life Balance Committee’s commitment to emphasize the importance of health and wellness as part of everyone’s daily activities, the Committee joined in a noon Boot Camp workout session. At the Boot Camp, COS instructors introduced a range of core-strengthening exercises, plyometrics, agility exercises, calisthenics, speed drills, circuit training, yoga, Pilates, and toning exercises. Committee member Rita Sidhu said afterwards, “I thought I was the type of person who would never attend a boot camp but I was completely wrong. It was fantastic! I felt so energized after.” For those CBA members who were unable to attend the November 4th session, COS has generously provided a free Boot Camp session workout, valid at any time until June 30, 2009. To print off your free COS Boot Camp Certificate, go to:www.cba.org/bc/pdf/events/bootcamp_certificate.pdf. To find out more about COS and its initiatives, visit their website at www.COSinc.ca or contact COS CEO Antonio Zivanovic at 604-726-6142.
Early Bird “Bonus Offer” Winners
A record 2,715 CBA members joined Sections before August 18th and were eligible for the Bonus Offer draw of CLEBC gift certificates and courses. The winners are:
- Gift certificate for $700 to be used toward any CLEBC product(s); Nicholas Ellegood, Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
- Registration to a regular, one-day CLEBC course; Rebecca Buchanan, Race & Company, Squamish
- Registration to a regular, one-day CLEBC course; Dominic A. Petraroia, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Kelowna
- Gift certificate for $300 to be used toward any CLEBC product(s); Cynthia Callison, Callison & Hanna, Vancouver
The CBABC would like to thank the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. for its generosity and continued support of Sections.
First Annual Boughton / BCLI Great Debate
On October 29, 2008 the first annual Boughton / BCLI Great Debate was held at the Law Courts Inn, the topic of which was “Resolved that copyright law has no place in the modern iWorld.” The event, hosted jointly by the Boughton Law Corporation and the British Columbia Law Institute, was organized to raise funds for the Institute’s law reform initiatives as well as for the UBC Faculty of Law’s new law school building. This lighthearted and fun debate was undertaken by Professor Robert (Bob) Howell, UVic IP Law Professor and Tony Wilson, Boughton Law Corporation, who argued for the resolution on behalf of the University of Victoria, and Professor Joost Blom, QC and Karen MacDonald of Smart and Biggar, who argued against the resolution for the UBC team. The debate was such a close contest that CBC Radio One’s Rick Cluff, the moderator, had to rely on Chief Justice Brenner to determine that UVic was the victor of the Great Debate Trophy. Many thanks to all who attended. We’ll see you at next year’s event, scheduled for October 28, 2009. More information can be found at: www.bcli.org.
Photo: Winners Robert Howell and Tony Wilson
These articles were published in the December 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.