November 01, 2006 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Petro-Canada 'Pumps Up' Funding for Athletes and Coaches

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2006) - Petro-Canada will build on an 18-year legacy of athletic support by unveiling a significant contribution to a new Canadian athlete and coaching development program, 12:00 pm PST, Friday, November 3, 2006, Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC.

Date:       Friday, November 3, 2006

Time:       12:00 - 12:30 pm PST

Where:      Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre,
            Vancouver B.C.
            1088 Burrard Street
            Azure Room, 3rd Floor

Available for interview:

  • Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Champion
  • Steven Keith, Director of Olympic and Community Partnerships, Petro-Canada
  • Chris Rudge, CEO, Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Roger Jackson, CEO, Own the Podium
  • Brian McPherson, Director General, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Jean-Marie De Koninck, Chair, Coaching Association of Canada

Current coach and athlete funding recipients will also be on hand for interview.

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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