Calgary, Alta. (May 24, 2019) – Alpine Canada welcomes Peter-Paul E. Du Vernet, C.S., to its board of directors, effective April 15, 2019.
Peter-Paul is an active contributor to Canada’s ski racing community, as a coach and as a director and past chair of the Alpine Ontario board of directors. A lawyer with Toronto-based boutique firm Glaholt LLP, Du Vernet was certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario in 1994, and he has successfully appeared before tribunals, commissions, boards of arbitration, trial, and appellate courts throughout the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. A member of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club, the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Du Vernet has served as a director of private, public, and not-for-profit corporations.
“Peter-Paul brings a wealth of experience in governance and a tremendous passion for ski racing to our board,” said Martha Hall Findlay, chair of Alpine Canada’s board of directors. “He shares in our commitment to putting athletes first and creating a top ski racing nation that inspires the next generation of young Canadians to take up skiing. His understanding of the sport at the grassroots level will be an asset to us as we move our strategies forward.”
Vania Grandi, president and CEO of Alpine Canada, added: “I want to welcome Peter-Paul to Alpine Canada and to our board of directors. His appreciation for and understanding of the current climate in Canadian sport, coupled with his passion for ski racing at every level, will be a great addition to the team. I also thank all of those involved with the recruitment process to fill this vacancy; the quality of candidates who came forward was impressive, and we are thankful for everyone’s passion and dedication to Canadian ski racing.”