CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 22, 2007) - Starting onFebruary 23, 2007, participating Petro-Canada retail locations willsell exclusive Vancouver 2010 coin sport cards in support of Canadianathletes and coaches. The program is part of a partnership with theRoyal Canadian Mint and RBC to circulate a 25-cent coin that profilesan Olympic or Paralympic winter sport leading up to Vancouver 2010.The first 25-cent circulation coin and collector card depicts thepopular sport of curling.
Each card will feature a special colour version of the circulationcoin embedded in laminated cards and sold for $7.95. A portion of theproceeds will be distributed to the Fuelling the Dream Fund, acorporate initiative aimed at helping develop Olympic and Paralympicathletes and coaches.
'Petro-Canada has a long history in supporting Canadian athletesand coaches,' said Phil Churton, Vice-President of Marketing forPetro-Canada. 'The Vancouver 2010 coin sport cards are another wayfor us to do our part for the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games.'
Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies,operating in both the upstream and the downstream sectors of theindustry in Canada and internationally. The Company creates value byresponsibly developing energy resources and providing world classpetroleum products and services. Petro-Canada is proud to be aNational Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto StockExchange under the symbol PCA and on the New York Stock Exchangeunder the symbol PCZ.