"Sheldan pushes me to get to the next level by not pushing me."
"My goal is to make it to the 2020 Youth Olympic Games."
"Since I have been working with him I have achieved more than I could have ever expected."
"He has pushed me to become a better and stronger athlete both mentally and physically. "
"He is, I think, the best coach I can have."
"Even if we've only been working together for half a year, I feel like Adam already knows what I need to skate at my best."
"He always looks for the best for his athletes and always wants to progress as a coach."
"When ever I feel discouraged or am doubting myself she always brings the positive aspect back into my mind which helps change my mindset."
"My relationship with my coach contributes greatly to my success."
"He always believes I can do more and that makes me believe in myself even when it seems impossible."
"Marc truly wants to see his athletes work toward success and the relationship I have with my coach embodies this daily."
"I think that we are pretty close on and off the court, always talking about basketball to try and improve my game."
"He is a coach with a lot of experience, he teaches me a lot of technique to perfect my game."
"There are a lot of variables in the development of a successful training plan, so having trust, respect, and clear communication is key."
"He has gave me some opportunities I would have never gotten without him."
"A big reason for my success is that Nik never settles for anything less than what he expects, which pushes me to practice and play harder."
"I can always count on her to give me support, confidence and to continually push me to be better."
"He has been alongside me now for many years and I have grown into the athlete I am today with his guidance."
"I enjoy working with him, because whenever I am lacking confidence, he is able to make me feel better, since he is confident in me."
"He pushes me to the next level because he constantly reminds me of my goals & ambitions and never lets me waver from them."
"I'm very lucky to have Brendan as my coach. He is very supportive, motivating, and will go above and beyond for his athlete's."
"I believe that coach Brown and I have something special because we have worked from the ground up together. We learned simultaneously."
"He has the ability to build confidence and make me see things that are not as big as they really are."
"Patti's specialty is her brain that never stops. She, probably like many other coaches, only has to look at you to help you improve."
"I wouldn't have been brave enough to show up to my first race if I didn't have so much faith in Carolyn."
"I have been able to buy into his philosophy and training plans which have led me to success."
"Scott and I have played together at the international level so he knows exactly what my strengths and weaknesses are."
"Patrick Laliberté is an amazing coach who is able to take me out of my comfort zone."
"I think cycling is special because It makes me push myself over what I think are my limits."
"Something that I draw on without her probably even knowing about is her constant motivation."
"He is truly passionate about the sport and what he does and this rubs off on all of us who work with him."
"He is particularly good at using an athletes strengths to give them an advantage, while also working on improving their weaknesses."
"Larry's experience working with the best of the best is very special."
"[My coach] genuinely does not give up and is one of the hardest working people I've ever come across."
"World Class support and the best daily training environment that Canada can offer. Mike is a pretty laid back and patient coach."`
"[My coach] is very encouraging and understanding, he has helped me a lot in my progress."
"Eric Kramer is so knowledgeable about swimming in general. So inclusive and supportive of para swimming."
"He has continued to help me build upon my previous skills learned and helps me recognize and work on improvements."
"I like working with him, because he can force you and push you to continue."
"[My coach] is very good at reading his athletes, and always has their best interests in mind."
"Richard Wooles is one of the greatest wealths of knowledge I have met."`
"My coach Mitchel German is extremely dedicated to bettering his athletes and pushing us to be the best we can be."
"Greg is great at making you state why your run was good or bad, what you can improve on, and where you think your strengths are."
"I think what makes Rex so special is the fact that he cares so much about skiing, and he knows literally everything about the sport."
"My coach has the unique ability to create routines that are packed with difficulty but still manage to incorporate a lot of expression."
"He always says what is on his mind and he is truly brilliant when it comes to ski jumping."
"To me, [my coach] is like a second father figure and is always there with extra advice, support, and security when I need it."
"Eric is also a very wise man I never question what he is thinking as I have 100% faith that he knows what he is talking about."
"No matter the work out, or the session he is always encouraging you to do better or reminding you of your goals."
"I enjoy training with [my coach] because I believe he can give me the guidance to achieve more in my life."
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.