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The Bond Between Athlete and Coach

Supporting aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their coaches.



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FACE Program

Petro-Canada's Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program Supporting aspiring athletes and coaches.

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2018 FACE™ grant recipients Jamie Wallace and Inderpal Sehmbi. Wallace will be in Tokyo with the Canadian men’s field hockey team for the 2020 Olympics.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics coach and 2017 FACE™ grant recipient Iana Nadtotchii.

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2017 FACE™ grant recipient and shooter Elizabeth Longley.

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 and their coaches with a $10,000 FACE grant. They often use these funds for training, equipment, coach education, and travel expenses so they can continue to strive towards their goal.

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FACE™ grant recipient and 2016 Paralympian Nik Goncin will be heading to Tokyo with the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team.

Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported over 3,000 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $12,000,000 in financial support.

To learn more about how Petro-Canada lives by the leaf, visit

More than 3,000 Athletes and Coach Grant Recipients to Date | Over $12 Million in Funding

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Adam Runnalls

Coach: Justin Wadsworth Calgary, AB

"I like working with Justin because he is a very professional coach and knows what it takes to be the very best."

Amanda Lee

Coach: Guntis Rekis Calgary, AB

"Guntis always makes sure that we are doing our best in everything, whether it training on the track, in the gym or just hanging out."

Amelie Kretz

Coach: Alex Sereno Ste-Therese, QC

"My coaches passion for the sport is contagious and it's so fun to work with someone that likes coaching as much as he does."

Anna Dunn-Suen

Coach: Josh Nichol Halifax, NS

" My coach values the teams and athletes performing on the world stage over his own ambition or ego. "

Asher Jordan

Coach: Nick Cooper North Vancouver, BC

"He is one of the hardest working coaches I know, always putting the athlete first."

Brandon Perger

Coach: Trevor Hirschfield Kelowna, BC

"Trevor Hirschfield has been an awesome coach and teammate to me ever since we first started working together at B.C. provincial tryouts."

Charlotte Bolton

Coach: Jag Rai Tillsonburg, ON

"Jag is a superb coach who always seems to know when to push on and when to take a break."

Christina Picton

Coach: Patti Kitler Fonthill, ON

"Our relationship is purely one of respect and trust."

Christopher Baldwin

Coach: Richard Lanning Aylmer, ON

"Working with Richard has had many benefits throughout my development, between shared interests and similar approaches to the sport."

Clemence Pare

Coach: Mike Edey Boucherville, QC