Media Advisory - Brad Gushue Fuels Dreams of Local Halifax Students To Kick Off Canadian Olympic Committee's Congress

    HALIFAX, April 18 /CNW/ - On Friday, April 20, as part of the Canadian
Olympic Committee's Community Outreach Program, presented by Petro-Canada,
Olympic curling gold medallist Brad Gushue will inspire Portland Estates
Elementary School students in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to follow their dreams.
    In addition to Gushue, the COC's Community Outreach Program will pair
nine other prominent Olympic athletes with 20 schools in the Halifax region
for a series of inspirational sessions. Petro-Canada will also launch a
special program, the Fuelling the Dream School Contest, at Portland Estates

    What:   Canadian Olympic Committee's Community Outreach Program,
            presented by Petro-Canada

    Who:    Brad Gushue, 2006 Olympic curling gold medallist, will be onsite
            interacting with students from Portland Estates Elementary

    When:   Friday, April 20, 2007
            9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Where:  Main Gymnasium
            Portland Estates Elementary School
            45 Portland Hills Drive
            Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Brad Gushue will be available for interviews following the event.

    Please note that members of the media must sign-in at the office upon
arrival at the school.

    The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit
organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects
of Canada's involvement in the Olympic movement, including Canada's
participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of
programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and
educational means. For more information see the COC website:

    Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating
in both the upstream and the 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.

For further information:

For further information: Eric Michalko, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4146, Cell: (416) 528-6742,
Email:; Veronica Curtis, Media Relations Advisor,
Petro-Canada, Phone: (403) 296-3031, Cell: (403) 561-4073, Email:

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