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    • Petro-Canada 2017 Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) grant recipients

      September 18, 2017

       

       
       
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      On Friday, Petro-Canada announced the 55 athlete-coach combos who will each receive $10,000 in funding for the next year.

      Congratulations to cross-country ski athlete Ty Godfrey & coach Alain Parent of Canmore Nordic Ski Club, AB, as well as para-nordic athlete Natalie Wilkie & coach Abbigail May of Larch Hills Nordic, BC - recipients of the 2017 grant!

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      Grants from the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) program are given to athletes who are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games but are not yet eligible for government funding. Each athlete and coach directly receives $5000 to help them with expenses related to training, travel for competitions, equipment and coach education.

      Since the program began in 1988, more than 2900 athletes and their coaches have received financial assistance for a total of more than $10 million. Many of them went on to fulfill their Olympic dreams, including Marielle ThompsonKaitlyn LawesKaillie Humphries, and Alex Bilodeau.

      You can find the complete list of this year’s FACE recipients here.