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Wessex Constitutional Convention

The Wessex Constitutional Convention is an all-party pressure group, in the United Kingdom, devoted to pursuing a degree of self-government for Wessex. It has the following stated aims: To achieve the broadest consensus on the form of self-government appropriate for Wessex. To campaign for the implementation of that consensus at the earliest possible opportunity. To oppose the continuing partition of Wessex between the'South-West' and'South-East' regions. To promote as Wessex the area comprising the eight traditional counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, subject to addition or subtraction according to popular wish; the Convention was formed in Exeter, on 19 May 2001, in response to the perceived failure of the South West Constitutional Convention, meeting earlier that day, to allow genuine dialogue on the issue of regional boundaries. From until the start of 2005 it published a quarterly newsletter, Wessex Voice, led the production of The Case for Wessex, the joint response of the Wessex movement to the regional governance White Paper, Your Region, Your Choice.

From 2003-2005, the Convention participated in the Continuing Commission on the South, set up by the political think-tank "Devolve!" and chaired by former regions minister Dr. Alan Whitehead, MP. More it has again taken an independent line in presenting evidence to the House of Commons ODPM Select Committee and the Examination in Public into the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West. In 2007 the organisation called for Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to support a proposal to change the name of the Second Severn Crossing to the "Earl of Wessex Bridge". Cornish Constitutional Convention Wessex Regionalist Party "The Case for Wessex"

King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is a sports award given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. The winner is chosen by "a special panel of representatives" from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and the NHL Broadcasters' Association; the trophy is named in honour of Francis M. "King" Clancy, a former player for the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs who went on to become a coach and team executive. The trophy was first awarded in 1988 and was presented to the NHL by Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard, who called Clancy "one of the greatest humanitarians that lived", it honours similar community service as the Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award, retired in 1984. Five teams have had more than one player. Three members of the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins have each won the award, with Ray Bourque and Dave Poulin winning the award in consecutive years for the same team for the only time in the history of the award.

Two New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings have won the award. Players from the seven different Canadian teams have won the trophy on 12 of the 28 occasions that it has been awarded. Three members each from the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, as well as one each from the Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets have each won the award. Henrik Sedin is the only player. Henrik and his brother Daniel are the only recipients to have won the trophy jointly. "King Clancy Trophy". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 15, 2007. "Legends of Hockey". Legends Of Hockey. Retrieved September 15, 2007