Sail Canada is pleased to announce that Alexander Heinzemann and Steve Mitchell are recipients of the Petro-Canada Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) program. Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, awards 50 athlete and coach pairings with $8,000 to help fuel their sport dreams.
The FACE program has provided more than 2,400 Canadian athletes and coaches with over $8 million in direct financial support. The 2013 recipients include pairings from six provinces and represent both winter and summer athletes and teams.
Executive Director, Paddy Boyd reacts, “This is great news – the award will allow Alex, with Steve’s support and guidance, to close the gap and achieve carded status – another couple of steps on the road to his Olympic dream”
Former recipients of the FACE program include Olympic medallists Hayley Wickenheiser and Alexandre Bilodeau among many others.