This year’s Gala featured speeches by Musqueam elder, Larry Grant and the keynote speaker, Rumana Monzur. In June 2011, Rumana was blinded by her ex-husband when she wanted to continue higher studies at the University of British Columbia. At that time, she was an Assistant Professor at Dhaka University in Bangladesh and pursuing a Masters of Arts in political science at UBC. Now Rumana has become a passionate and effective advocate to reduce violence against women. She is currently in the second year of law school at the Allard School of Law at UBC while raising her daughter as a single mother.
The evening was emceed by FACL President and UBC Law Career Services’ Jennifer Lau, and Michelle Yung, in-house counsel at Cadillac Fairview. FACL BC was formed in 2007 to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the community. This year FACL has expanded its student mentorship program, co-hosted an event with the CBABC Women Lawyers’ Forum, and partnered for the first time with Dress for Success and Working Gear to support low-income men and women returning to the workforce. Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP was pleased to participate in and support FACL BC in their fourth annual gala.
Members of the firm show their support at the FACL Gala.
Supporting the Richmond Christmas Fund has become a holiday tradition at CFMR. For the fourth year, the firm has proudly championed the local charity’s efforts to help families in need over the Christmas season. More than 20 lawyers and staff volunteered at the recent annual drive-through drop-off, gathering toys and gifts for those in need. The spirit of giving was palpable.
Among the volunteers was CFMR partner, Eric Schroter, a director of the Richmond Christmas Fund since 2013 and keen advocate for the work done by the organization. Last year, the monies raised by him and his colleagues helped ensure that 800 kids received Christmas gifts and more than 2,000 families received grocery gift cards.
Oh what fun it is! More than 20 members of the firm took part in the Richmond Christmas Fund event.
CFMR is pleased to welcome Victoria Wu to the firm. Fluent in English and Chinese, Victoria brings an international background and expertise to our business, commercial, estate planning and real estate groups.
Victoria was born in Hong Kong, lived and educated in Hong Kong, Canada, and England, and has worked as a solicitor at the Hong Kong office of a top international firm. Given her cross-cultural background, and her knowledge and experience in Canadian law, English law, Hong Kong law and China (PRC) related matters, clients locally or internationally will benefit from her unique skill sets and perspectives.
In what has become an annual rite of spring, CFMR proudly continued its support of the Jamie Booth Golf Classic in 2015. The firm has been a local sponsor of the tournament since its inception, as well as sending a foursome of avid golfers every year.
Created to honour the memory of Jamie Booth, a colleague and close friend to many, this event raises funds for his chosen charity, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.This year alone, the tournament raised $13,000 for the hospice. Combined with previous years, a total of $113,947 has been donated on behalf of the Jamie Booth Golf Classic to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
CFMR values this opportunity to remember Jamie, and to contribute to such a worthy cause.
There was more than laughter around the CFMR table at the recent Comic Vision 2015 event in Vancouver.As a regional sponsor of this national stand-up comedy fundraising tour, members of the firm recognize the seriousness behind the comedy.
Comic Vision is one of the signature fundraising events supporting the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since starting in 1999, this event has contributed more than $7M to the foundation, funding research to find cures for vision loss and blindness currently affecting over one million Canadian children and adults.
Several CFMR members and their guests shared meaningful laughter at the event, while knowing the firm, and their presence, was supporting a very worthwhile cause.
Various members of CFMR and their guests shared laughter for a good cause at Comic Vision 2015.
Youth Now harnesses the leadership potential found in Richmond by training young adults to serve as board members for local non-profit organizations while also guiding non-profit groups to strengthen their boards by involving youth as full participants and mentoring them through the program. It is one of many programs offered by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives that support and promote community spirit in our city.
We gladly acknowledge the good work done by partner, Spencer May as a board member of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, and the ongoing commitment of Brandon to the community of Richmond.