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Canadian Paralympic Committee extends with long-term sponsor

Petro-Canada, a subsidiary of energy company Suncor, has renewed its premier partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

The new eight-year deal will cover the 2018 winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and the 2020 summer Games in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, as well as the 2022 winter Games in Beijing, China and the 2024 summer Games, the host of which has not yet been confirmed.

Petro-Canada first partnered with the committee ahead of the 1988 summer Games in Seoul, South Korea and has since supported more than 2,700 Canadian Paralympians.

Petro-Canada has provided significant support to athletes through the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) grant, which every year awards 52 promising athletes with $10,000 (€8,900) to aid their Paralympic journey.

As part of the new deal, the Petro-Points Family & Friends Program will be introduced. The initiative, which will launch next year, will see the base point amount of every Petro-Points purchase made by registered families and friends of Canadian athletes matched by Petro-Canada. The company will then donate the proceeds to the CPC, the Canadian Olympic Committee or the Coaching Association of Canada.

Aurélie Rivard (pictured) yesterday (Tuesday) picked up Canada’s fourth gold medal of the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics when finishing first in the women’s 100m freestyle S10 swimming event.