CCIL Veterans Scholarship

The Canadian Council on International Law is fundraising for a new scholarship.  The CCIL Veterans Scholarship will provide tuition support to a Canadian Forces veteran entering or pursuing legal studies at the JD or LL.B. level in a Canadian law school.  As president of the CCIL, I am actively fundraising in support of this scholarship.  To this end, I am completing a series of endurance events through 2012.  Please support my efforts!

Learn more about my efforts here.  Learn more about the scholarship and the Canadian Council on International Law here.  The CCIL is a registered Canadian charity and donations are tax creditable.

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By Craig Forcese

In 2012, I will try to complete the following endurance events in aid of a campaign to raise funds for a scholarship in law for Canadian Forces veterans: 

Winterlude Triathlon

Gatineau Loppet (50k edition)

Boston Marathon

Rideau Lakes Tour, Classic Route;

Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant (a half-ironman event)

Ironman Mont Tremblant (a full ironman event)

Army Run (half-marathon).

This blog will follow my "four seasons of moving vigorously", with hopefully worthwhile reflections on the world of endurance athletics.  I hope it will also encourage you and all my readers to support my cause.

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Authorized screening of Town of Runners and panel discussion with elite local athletes


March 15

Admission by donation in support Girls Gotta Run Foundation. 



Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.  For more information see


Before the film, join us for a panel discussion with 4 superb elite speed and endurance athletes — nationally ranked competitors, world championship medalists, and/or Olympians in several sports -- who are also law school colleagues, graduates, practicing lawyers or articling students.  The panel members will recount their experiences balancing legal careers and excellence in sport and related issues.  In alphabetic order: 

  • Jennifer Hopkins, uOttawa JD, counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (gold medalist in International Triathlon Union Paratriathlon World Championships, 2011 and 2012, two time Ironman finisher; uOttawa varsity Cross Country Running team, 2002-2003).
  • Morgan Jarvis, Queens JD, articling student at Gowlings (Ottawa) (14th place finisher at 2012 Olympics in rowing double sculls; bronze medal in the world championship lightweight quad sculls in 2005; bronze medalist at the U23 World Championships in the lightweight double sculls in 2004 and 2005).
  • Michele Krech, uOttawa JD student (top 8 finisher at Canadian Track and Field Championships in heptathlon; competitor at 2012 Olympic Trials; Multiple-time medalist at Athletics Ontario Track and Field Championships; University of Ottawa Track and Field Athlete of the Year (2011))
  • Cristy Nurse, uOttawa JD student (two-time world silver medallist in rowing in the women's 8 and 2012 Olympic Team Member; under 23 National Championship in the women's pair; 2010 OUA Varsity Basketball Championship with the University of Guelph).


The event will be held on Friday March 15 in room 302 (Norton Rose Classroom) in Fauteux Hall at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.  The event begins with a small silent auction at 6 pm.  

Seating is limited and is available on a first come basis.

This screening is organized by the uOttawa Law running group.  

Admission is by donation with donations go to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, an organization that provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be professional runners.  Girls Gotta Run was featured in Canadian Running magazine last April.  To read the article, visit  For more information on GGRF, see

The screening of the film will be introduced by a member of the GGRF board of directors, joining the event via skype. 

A celebration of excellence in support of a great cause!  Not to be missed!