Aboriginal Lawyers Forum 10th Annual Holiday Banquet 

Nov. 29, 2019
Vancouver BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


The ALF acknowledges that this event will take place on the unceded traditional territory of the
Coast Salish - Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh - Peoples.

This is the 10th Annual ALF Holiday Banquet and the ALF would like to cordially invite you
to share this special evening with us. Enjoy a three-course dinner, silent auction, and presentations of the 2019 ALF Student Appreciation Awards and the 2019 ALF Special Contribution Award.

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Judge Marion Buller (Retired) has graciously stepped in as our Keynote Speaker.

Judge Buller will share her insights from career as the first woman First Nations judge in British Columbia to her work as chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Mackenzie Ballroom
900 Canada Place

Friday, November 29, 2019
5:30pm Cocktails | 6:15pm Program Start | 7:00pm Dinner

Do you have colleagues and invited guests you would like to be seated with?
When registering online, you have the option of purchasing a table for 10 people.

Sponsor a Student

This is a great event for our Indigenous students to meet and network with members of the profession.
Unfortunately, many students cannot afford the ticket costs, please consider sponsoring a student for this event!

Purchase a ticket and bring a student with you, or sponsor the costs
of a ticket(s), travel, and/or accommodation for students that otherwise would not be able to attend.

Can be purchased through online registrationor by emailing events@cbabc.org

Nomination Deadline: Must be submitted by Oct. 18, 2019

2019 ALF Student Appreciation Awards
ALF will be awarding three 2019 ALF Student Appreciation Awards at this event.
One each for UBC, University of Victoria, and TRU Law Schools. 

2019 ALF Special Contribution Award
ALF will also be awarding the 2019 ALF Special Contribution Award at this event
This award is given to a law firm or individual that has shown a special and consistent dedication to
Aboriginal people in the field of law. This award recognizes a firm or individual's contribution to the
Aboriginal Lawyers Forum to help us strive to address the various issues facing Aboriginal law students
and lawyers. These issues include the retention of Aboriginal people in the legal profession and the
support and enhancement of the stature and influence of Aboriginal people in the legal profession.

Support a Child in Need

The ALF requests that attendees bring one Christmas gift to be donated to an Indigenous child in foster care, or child connected to a Delegated Agency, Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS).

The price limit will be $30.00.

Please wrap your gift, and attach a note indicating if the gift is for a male or female child, and the approximate
age the gift is intended for.  Age ranges for gifts are as follows: 0-2yrs / 3-6yrs / 7-13yrs /14-18yrs

*Please note that law and articled students are not requested to bring a gift but may do so if they wish.


Thank you all to our sponsors

The ALF would like to thank all our corporate and individual sponsors who have donated to this event!  



For futher sponsorship opportunities with future events please contact ALF Chair Isabel Jackson.


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    Registration Fees

    CBA Members
    $95.00 (+GST Incl)

    $125.00 (+GST Incl.)

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    Tax exemption is available
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    Special Room Rates

    The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is pleased to offer event attendees a special rate of $199 per room (excluding taxes). To book, please contact the hotel directly at 1-866-540-4509 and reference the Take the Elevator Home Rate, adding that you are attending the ALF Holiday Banquet event.

    Group rates are subject to availability. Reserve your room early!



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