July 03, 2008 10:52 ET

Don't Miss the Entertainment and Olympic and Paralympic Athletes on Petro-Canada Family Day

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Join Petro-Canada staff and Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including speed skater Kristina Groves, for Petro-Canada Family Day 2008 at the Calgary Stampede.

Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (pancake breakfast)
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Grandstand stage entertainment)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (athlete autograph signing at the
Roundup Centre)

Where: Calgary Stampede, Grandstand Courtyard and Roundup Centre

Special Guests: Kristina Groves, 2006 two-time Olympic Silver Medallist,
Speed Skating
Blythe Hartley, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medallist, Diving
Kendra Ohama, 2004 Paralympic Gold Medallist, Wheelchair
Earle Connor, 2000 Paralympic Gold and Silver Medallist,
Track and Field
Steven Keith, Petro-Canada, Director, Olympic and Community

Activities and Photo Opportunities:

6:00 a.m. Free park admission
to 9:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. Free pancake breakfast. The first 20,000 Grandstand
to 10:00 a.m. guests through the park will receive a Courtyard
ticket for the breakfast. Entertainment
includes Bandaloni, Dan the Balloon Man,
Doo Doo Doodles the Clown, face painters
and many more.
7:30 a.m. Free stage show including Brett Kissel,
to 10:00 a.m. Jessie Farrell, and the Vos Family
8:00 a.m. Pancake celebrity table featuring Kristina
Groves, Blythe Hartley, Podi and
Petro-Canada Executives.
10:00 a.m. Meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes Petro-Canada
to 5:00 p.m. Kristina Groves and Blythe Hartley: passport
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. drop-off
Kendra Ohama and Earle Connor: location,
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Roundup

Guests can also pick up their Petro-Canada Family Day passport on the way into the park for a chance to win $2,500 in Petro-Canada gasoline and a WestJet trip for four. To win, collect stamps from six designated locations beginning at 10:00 a.m. and then drop off your completed passport by 6 p.m. at the Petro-Canada site in the Roundup Centre.

Please see the backgrounder at for athlete biographies.

Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating in both the upstream and the downstream sectors of the industry in Canada and internationally. The Company creates value by responsibly developing energy resources and providing world class petroleum products and services. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Petro-Canada's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PCA and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCZ.

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