What do Alexandre Bilodeau, Hayley Wickenheiser, Chantel Benoit and Patrick Chan all have in common? In addition to being inspirational and highly decorated Canadian Olympic or Paralympic athletes, they are also past FACE recipients. That’s right. All of these remarkable Canadians are among the many athletes and coaches who are past recipients of our Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) program.
This year, we are pleased to add to the list our 2015 FACE grant recipients – 50 athlete and coach pairings who will each receive $10,000 in financial support.
“From coast to coast, Canada has many outstanding athletes and coaches and we’re honoured to support tomorrow’s Team Canada,” said Marc Goodman, director, loyalty and strategic partnerships, Suncor. “Each year I’m inspired by the dedication of our FACE program recipients. Congratulations to the class of 2015.”
FACE helps young, emerging Canadian athletes and coaches dream big by providing the financial support needed to reach their ultimate athletic goals. What is unique about the FACE program though is that it supports Canadian athletes at the onset of their athletic journey, long before they become Olympic or Paralympic heroes and household names. Since 1988, we have provided more than $9.4 million dollars in funding to fuel the dreams of over 2,700 young Canadian Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.
Congratulations to all of the 2015 Petro-Canada FACE grant recipients. We look forward to seeing you on the Olympic and Paralympic podium in the years to come. To follow the personal stories and successes of these and past FACE athletes, join our Facebook page: Petro-Canada Fuels Athletes.
For more than 25 years, Petro-Canada has proudly supported thousands of Canadian athletes, coaches and their families. The FACE program is one of the many ways we show our support. Learn about our other programs on Petro-Canada’s website:
- Canadian Athlete Family Program – Petro-Canada has extended our contribution to help our athletes’ greatest fans – their families.
- James Worrall Flag Bearer Award – An award presented to the Canadian athletes that carry our flag into the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games.
- Paralympic Schools Program – Helping young students learn more about people with disabilities, the Paralympic Games and Paralympic sports.