Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ottawa Lawyers Organize Downtown Flash Mob to Celebrate Charter of Rights 30th Anniversary

Last Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, part of the 1982 Constitution.

The occasion was marked across the country by events such as conferences, moot court competitions for high school students, and flash mobs:
"Lawyers and other members of the legal community in Ottawa celebrated by organizing a flash mob at noon on the busy Sparks Street at Metcalfe, right in front of the Federal Court and a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill. In front of dozens of curious tourists, media cameras, and civil servants on lunch break, legal professionals donned bright green t-shirts instead of their usual suits and danced their hearts out for their favourite constitutional document to a boombox playing the national anthem."
"The flash mob was choreographed by Alayna Miller, a lawyer at Sevigny Westdal LLP, as well as Vice Chair for the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (OBA-YLD), and, more importantly, a member of the Ottawa dance company Ottawa Dance Fusion."
[From one of my favourite sites: Apt613, whose tagline is "Arts and culture blog by day, secret society to prevent the zombie apocalypse by night."]

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