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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

Petro-Canada's Petro-Canada FACE logo Program

Abbey Van Duzer

Coach: David White Guelph , ON

Adèle Desgagnés

Coach: Yannick Bédard Montréal, QC

Alexa Fung

Coach: Gilles Emptoz-Lacote Arva, ON

Alexandria Loutitt

Coach: Jan Matura Calgary, AB

Andrew Azores

Coach: Shawn Riggs Mississauga, ON

Anna Dunn-Suen

Coach: Josh Nichol Halifax, NS

Ariane Léonard

Coach: Dominique Teisseire Saint-Lambert, QC

Austin MacLellan

Coach: Darrell Nordell Fredericton, NB

Beattie Podulsky

Coach: Guntis Rekis Calgary, AB

Brianna Hennessy

Coach: Joel Hazzan Ottawa, ON