By Petro-Canada FACE
The relationship between Canadian sprint kayak athlete, Zane Clarke and his coach, Jon Pike, didn’t start off that great. “There was a lack of understanding, a lack of respect at the start,” says Clarke. But now, their Bond is strong and they both have a strong desire to win.
“There was a lack of understanding, a lack of respect at the start,”
– Zane Clarke
See how the Petro-Canada FACE™ grant has helped bring the pair together as they pursue their dream of being the best by watching this video produced by CBC Olympics.
Petro-Canada’s FACE Program supports up-and-coming athletes when they need it most: when they are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, but don’t yet qualify for government funding.
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.
Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported over 2900 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $10,000,000 in financial support.