Petro-Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada Honour Canada's Olympic Coaches



    BEIJING, China, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Petro-Canada (TSX: PCA, NYSE:   PCZ)
-Today, Petro-Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) honoured
Canada's Olympic coaches at the Coaches Recognition Evening at Canada Olympic
House. A tradition that began in Salt Lake City in 2002, the event honours the
men and women who prepare our athletes for Olympic competition.
    "We believe in dreaming big and dreaming big means big support," said
Steven Keith, Petro-Canada's Director of Olympic and Community Partnerships.
"We are pleased to support Canada's coaches through the Petro-Canada Coaching
Excellence Awards, which are awarded annually to coaches of medal-winning
athletes. The Coaches Recognition Evening is another opportunity for us to pay
tribute to coaches and their contribution to Canadian sport."
    Petro-Canada is a proud supporter of Canadian sport from the grassroots
level to high performance competition. The company's support enables young
Canadians across Canada to dream big. Petro-Canada's Olympic involvement
represents a long-term investment in a brighter future for all Canadians.
    "CAC is pleased to have Petro-Canada as a partner in coaching excellence.
Since 2000, their ongoing support has enabled us to recognize Canada's best
coaches for their passion and dedication," said John Bales, CAC's Chief
Executive Officer. "Their support of coaches is a reflection of their
commitment to the Canadian sport system and the Olympic Movement."

    The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is a not-for-profit amateur
sport organization with the mission of enhancing the experiences of all
Canadian athletes through quality coaching. CAC and its partners deliver a
leading-edge coaching system whose goal is to have an impact on 1,000,000
athletes through the training of 100,000 coaches each year in the National
Coaching Certification Program. Visit www.coach.ca for more information about
coach education and training.

    Petro-Canada is the exclusive national oil and gas partner of the 2010
Olympic Winter Games, proudly supporting the Canadian Olympic Team in Torino
2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Visit iwilldreambig.ca for
more information about Petro-Canada's Olympic support.
    Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating
in both the upstream and 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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For further information:

For further information: Andi Argast, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 Ext. 240,
andi.argast@edelman.com; Sandra Gage, Coaching Association of Canada, (613)
235-5000 Ext. 9-2378, sgage@coach.ca

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