Petro-Canada continues the legacy of the James Worrall Flag Bearer Award. Though our friend, James Worrall (1914 — 2011), is no longer with us, his Olympic spirit continues to be reflected in the athletes who are presented this award in his honour.
Mr. Worrall competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and proudly represented our nation as flag bearer.
Apart from his athletic achievements, Mr. Worrall was also a dedicated sports executive and ambassador for the Canadian Olympic movement.
Since 2002, Petro-Canada has presented the James Worrall Flag Bearer Award to Canadian athletes that lead our Olympic and Paralympic teams into the stadium during opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.
Petro-Canada will continue to present this award in honour of our friend and Olympic ambassador James Worrall.
The award consists of a beautiful sculpture designed and created by renowned Canadian artist Micah Lexier. Like our athletes, it is solid, impressive and undeniably Canadian. Athens 2004 marked the first time Paralympic athletes received the award.
James Worrall Flag Bearer Award recipients are:
- Benoît Huot, Paralympic Summer Games
- Garett Hickling, Paralympic Summer Games
- Christine Sinclair, Olympic Summer Games
- Simon Whitfield, Olympic Summer Games
- Jean Labonté, Paralympic Winter Games
- Lauren Woolstencroft, Paralympic Winter Games
- Joannie Rochette, Olympic Winter Games
- Clara Hughes, Olympic Winter Games
- Paul Tingley, Paralympic Summer Games
- Donovan Tildesley, Paralympic Summer Games
- Karen Cockburn, Olympic Summer Games
- Adam van Koeverden, Olympic Summer Games
- Todd Nicholson, Paralympic Winter Games
- Colette Bourgonje, Paralympic Winter Games
- Danielle Goyette, Olympic Winter Games
- Cindy Klassen, Olympic Winter Games
- Chantal Petitclerc, Paralympic Games
- Chantal Benoit, Paralympic Games
- Adam van Koeverden, Olympic Games
- Nicolas Gill, Olympic Games
Santo Domingo 2003
- Clara Hughes, Pan Am Games
- Jaret Llewellyn, Pan Am Games
Salt Lake City 2002
- Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, Olympic Winter Games
- Catriona LeMay Doan, Olympic Winter Games
- James Worrall, Olympic Games