Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

September 18, 2017 18:05 ET

Suncor Energy's Petro-Canada brand introduces the Class of 2017

All financial figures are in Canadian dollars

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2017) - Today, Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, announced the 2017 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program grant recipients. Every year, Petro-Canada selects fifty-five promising athletes from across Canada. These athletes and their coaches are awarded a $10,000 FACE grant to help them along their journey, with $5,000 going directly to the athlete and $5,000 to their coach. FACE grants are often used for training, equipment, coach education, and travel expenses for competitions.

Developed by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and facilitated by their National Sport partners, the FACE Program supports up and coming athletes who are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, but are not able to qualify for government funding. Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported more than 2,900 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $10,000,000 in financial support.

"It is my privilege to welcome the Class of 2017 to the Petro-Canada FACE program," says Deborah Gullaher, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Suncor. "Each year I am reminded of the hard work and dedication of both the athletes and their coaches that are chosen. I am honoured that Petro-Canada is able to play a small part in their journey."

The 2017 FACE grant recipients are:

Athlete Coach Sport discipline
Alannah Yip Andrew Wilson Sport Climbing
Andrew Genge Dave Balne Para snowboard
Annie Leblanc José Sant Athletics
Ben Hagkull Simon Cass Wheelchair Basketball
Blake Broszus Aleksei Murugin Fencing
Brian Yang Efendi Wijaya Badminton
Brooke Voigt Elliot Catton Snowboard
Camille Saxton Adriana Bento Beach Volleyball
Carmen Whelan Iana Nadtotchii Gymnastics - Rhythmic
Carson Paul Lisa Boog Diving
Casey Scheidegger Carolyn Darbyshire Curling
Conrad Orzel Eva Najarro Figure Skating
Curtis Caron John MacPherson Para table tennis
Devaney Collier Jenny Trew Cycling - Track
Elizabeth Longley Florin Marinache Shooting
Evan Marineau Jeremy Cooper Freestyle Skiing
Félix Dolci Adrian Balan Gymnastics - Artistic
Fillah Karim Vasilij Zbogar Sailing
Greg Stewart Kim Cousins Para athletics
Hayden Edwards Joan McDonald Archery
Jade Dufour Victor Zilberman Wrestling - Freestyle
Jake Weidemann Crispin Parkinson Speed Skating
Jeff McKeen Kyle Kennedy Bobsleigh
Joel Ewert Adam Frost Wheelchair Rugby
Joey Desjardins Guillaume Plourde Para cycling road
Jon Dunkerley James Cook Para triathlon
Keenan Simpson Anthony Colin Canoe/Kayak - Slalom
Leo Grandbois Sandrine Charron Biathlon
Lexson Mathieu François Duguay Boxing
Mackenzie Padington Brad Dingey Swimming
Marco Schumann Alan McIlveen Short Track Skating
Mathea Dempfle-Olin Christian Moutinho Surfing
Mathieu St-Pierre Hélène Gervais Para canoe
Maura McLean Jennifer Koptie (Shaver) Synchronized Swimming
Maxym-Olivier Rivest Denis Beaudoin Karate
Maya Antoine Emma Humphries Football (Soccer)
Maya Ladhani Emma Humphries Football (Soccer)
Mégane Bélanger Brendan Arnold Cycling - BMX
Melissa Bratic Hasan Bratic Karate
Mikayla Martin Sead Causevic Ski Cross
Natalie Eilers Gregor Linsig Ski Jumping
Natalie Wilkie Abbi May Para Nordic skiing
Phell Joseph Mancoa Robin MacDowell Rugby - Sevens
Philippe Vachon Charles Labrie Para swimming
Sarah Gillies Mark Newton Para alpine skiing
Shady El Nahas Ken Fukushima Judo
Shelby Newkirk Eric Kramer Para swimming
Sierra Smith Peter Rybarik Alpine Skiing
Terence Yeung Pradeeban Peter-Paul Table Tennis
Thomson Harris Geoff Matthews Hockey (Field)
Trinity Ellis Matt McMurray Luge
Ty Godfrey Alain Parent Cross Country Skiing
Véronique Déry Muncef Ouardi Speed Skating
Zachary Lavin Steve Arsenault Para ice hockey
Zane Clarke Jon Pike Canoe/Kayak - Sprint

FACE Summit 2017

In addition to providing financial support, FACE athletes were invited to an annual summit, co-hosted by Petro-Canada and CBC/Radio-Canada. During the FACE Summit, athletes were able to connect with and learn from Olympians and Paralympians, as well as subject matter experts in the areas of media training, public speaking, and personal-brand development. The FACE Summit was held September 15-17, 2017.

Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights' Global 100. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, operates almost 1,500 retail stations and 280 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada's retail loyalty program, Petro-Points™, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit

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