"(My coach) is the type of coach that doesn’t directly push you, but rather inspires you to want to push yourself harder and further."
"My dream is to make the Olympic Games, with the main objective to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games and/or the 2024 selection team."
"Dave always pushes me out of the comfort zone so I can get better at my sport."
"Having my dad as a coach is pretty great."
"Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of winning an Olympic medal for Canada."
"My dream is to win gold at the Olympic Games and be able to go with a team of Canadian archers and participate in the team event."
"My dream is to make it to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games."
"My dream is to be great, as a person and in sports."
"I'd like to thank my coach for giving me the opportunity to reach my potential. He's brought a lot out of me and he's always supported me."
"My dream is to make Team Canada next year and to win at the Paralympic Games and world championships during my career."
“What I viewed as harsh was just him wanting the best for me and that's what propelled me to the next level.”
"My coach is special because he coaches from his heart."
"My dream is to compete in a final at the Olympic Games with my family watching."
“He taught me that it's never over until it's over.”
"My dream is to stand on the podium at the Olympic Games with the medal around my neck."
"My dream is to participate in the Paralympic Games in 2020."
"My dream would be to go to the Olympic Games, skate in every distance and win a medal for Canada."
"I am constantly learning new things from my coach, not just in table tennis but in life as well. He is my role model."
"My dream is to be successful in life!"
"My dream is to win a Paralympic medal."
"My dream is to be a professional snowboarder."
"My dream is to win the men's sabre event at the Olympic Games."
"Joan is able to push me to the next level because she is always watching. She catches my mistakes and sees what I am doing well."
"My biggest dream is to be able to represent Canada at the Paralympic Games."
"My dream is to represent Canada at the Olympic Games in both 2022 and 2026, while also having more in my life than just sports."
"My dream is to represent Canada at the Olympic Games and to help my sport gain exposure in Canada."
"My ultimate goal is to go to the Olympic Games. And I want to be able to raise the profile of this great sport in Canada."
"What's my dream? Well so far, skiing on the national team has been a dream."
"Yvan is a nice and friendly coach; he is also my best friend! Between me and him we have no distance. Being with Yvan I am alw
"My dream is to be a physician and a Paralympian."
"My dream is to be an Olympian."
"I’d like to thank my coach for always being there and getting me where I want to go."
"My dream is to make it to the Olympic Games and win a medal for Canada."
"My dream is to compete in the Olympic Games and potentially stand on the podium with the Canadian flag."
"My dream is to one day represent Canada at the Winter Olympic Games."
“If you ever wanted someone to have your back Lesley is definitely the person to do it.”
"My dream is to one day play for the national team and to eventually play professional volleyball."
"My coach has taught me so much about the sport."
"My ultimate dream is to one day represent Canada at the Olympic Games."
"My dream is to make the podium at the Olympic Games."
"My dream is to be able to inspire kids to want to become ski racers."
"I have always had the long term goal of becoming an Olympian."
"My dream is to participate in the Olympic Games and to turn pro."
"He is willing to put everything into coaching me, but I have to want it and give it my all."
"My dream is to compete in the Paralympic Games."
"The key to my relationship with my coach is communication."
"My dream is to compete at the Olympic Games and to inspire young gymnasts to follow their dreams like I did."
"I honestly don’t think I can thank my coach enough for what he’s done over the years."
"My dream has always been to go to the Olympic Games. Nothing can even come close to that accomplishment."
"My dream is to play Golf on the PGA Tour."
"My dream is to work hard and make it to the highest level of play possible and inspire other young people to play sports."
"My coach goes above and beyond what you would expect from a coach."
"My dream is to make it to the Paralympic Games and make my friends and family proud."
"He has shown real interest in my training and racing, we have discussed my goals for the future and he wants to help me reach my potential"
"My dream is to win the Masters and to win an Olympic gold medal and to be the best golfer in the world."
"My dream is to leave behind a legacy and be a good role model for future generations."
Petro-Canada's FACE Program supports up-and-coming athletes when they need it most: when they are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, but don't yet qualify for government funding.
Living by the leaf means supporting those who wear it, that’s why every year, Petro-Canada awards 55 athletes with a $10,000 FACE grant, to be shared with their coach. They often use these funds for training, equipment, coach education, and travel expenses so they can continue to strive towards their goal.
Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported over 3000 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $11,000,000 in financial support.
To learn more about how Petro-Canada lives by the leaf, visit livebytheleaf.ca.