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June 08, 2009 10:02 ET

Minister of State Lunn Congratulates Four New Appointments to the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the appointment of Allan J. Sattin, Michael A. Smith, Luc Arseneau, and Miray Cheskes Granovsky to the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

"I am confident that these four appointees will greatly contribute to the important work of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada," said Minister of State Lunn. "Their involvement and experience in sport will help to continue and build on the valuable accomplishments of the Centre."

Mr. Sattin completed his law degree at the University of Toronto and was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1970. Currently a civil litigator at Spier Harben Barristers and Solicitors in Calgary, he has trained in judo since 1965. Since 2006, he has been the treasurer and a member of Judo Canada's board of governors, and he served as the organization's president between 2000 and 2002. In addition, Mr. Sattin is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) course conductor for the Coaching Association of Canada.

Mr. Smith graduated with a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 2000 and, since 2002, has been a legal counsel at Langevin, Morris, Smith LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Ottawa. He was an alternate wrestler at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and a member of the Canadian Team at the 2000 World Wrestling Championships in Japan. He also served as an athletes' advocate at the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2004 Olympic Games and as the president of AthletesCAN from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Smith currently coaches the National Capital Wrestling Club in Ottawa.

Mr. Arseneau is a 1995 alumnus of the Universite de Moncton where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Recreation. He is a NCCP chartered professional cycling coach (Level IV) and also a level I and II course conductor. He has coached numerous National Cycling Team international projects since 1998 and, since 2001, has been Head Coach of the National Cycling Centre in Atlantic Canada. Mr. Arseneau was awarded the 2006 Builder of the Year Award from the Canadian Cycling Association.

Ms. Cheskes Granovsky has been General Counsel with Atlantic Coated Papers Ltd. since 2000, where she served as Corporate Counsel from 1996 to 2000. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Toronto and holds a degree in Law and a Master's of Law in Alternate Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall at York University. Since 2007, she has taught Children's Studies at York University and volunteers in racquet sports and with Maccabi Canada.

The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) offers an innovative approach to dealing with disputes at the national level of Canada's sport system. It was established in 2000 to provide the Canadian sport community with the means to prevent conflicts and, when they occur, to resolve them. For more information on the SDRCC, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    Michelle Yao
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations