Eleven Para athletes awarded 2022 Petro-Canada FACE grants

Canadian Paralympic Committee

February 23, 2022

Athletes and their coaches to receive $10,000 in funding


Eleven Para athletes have been announced as 2022 Petro-Canada FACE™ grant recipients. Each athlete along with their coach will receive a combined $10,000 in funding for the next year.

The FACE program (Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence) supports up-and-coming athletes who are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, but don’t yet qualify for government funding. The grant will be used to support their training, with $5,000 going directly to the athlete and $5,000 to the coach.

A total of 55 athletes are recipients in 2022, with 11 of them competing in Para sport. This year’s class of Para athletes represent eight different sports.

Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported over 3,000 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $12 million in financial support.

Here are the Para athletes named as 2022 FACE grant recipients:

Anne-Marie Dolinar, wheelchair tennis, Deep River, ON
Florence Carrier, Para alpine skiing, Orford, QC
Gabriel Ferron-Bouius, Para canoe, Ottawa, ON
Hayden den Ouden, Para alpine skiing, Greenwood, NS
Jacob Brayshaw, Para swimming, Vernon, BC
Leanne Taylor, Para triathlon, Wasaga Beach, ON
Matthew Wilton, wheelchair basketball, Winnipeg, MB
Megan Smith, wheelchair basketball, Vancouver, BC
Natalie Thirsk, Para athletics, Edmonton, AB
Noah Vucsics, Para athletics, Calgary, AB
Thuy Do, Para cycling, Ottawa, ON

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