Curling great Kevin Koe talks about having Trinidad on his team

Team Koe sporting the Trinidad Drilling logo on their right arms. From left to right: Kevin Koe (skip), Marc Kennedy (third), Brent Laing (second), Ben Hebert (lead).
Team Koe sporting the Trinidad Drilling logo on their right arms. From left to right: Kevin Koe (skip), Marc Kennedy (third), Brent Laing (second), Ben Hebert (lead).

Curling and drilling aren’t really that different. A curler must be able to throw a rock down a sheet of ice and have it stop on a button 30-centimetres wide. Rig crews drill through kilometres of rock and reach an area that can be the size of a kitchen table. Both feats take skill and complete accuracy.

Trinidad’s curling connection doesn’t stop with similarities in craft. We’re sponsors of Team Koe – the rink (that’s curling speak for “team”) representing Alberta and vying for the Canadian championship title at the 2015 Brier in Calgary from Feb. 28 to March 8.

To get you primed for the event, we interviewed the team’s skip, Kevin Koe. Listen in as the former world champ and two-time Brier winner talks about playing at home, the team’s goals, his connection to the oil and gas business and the importance of sponsorship.

4 questions with Kevin Koe

Q: You live in Calgary. Are you excited to be competing for the Canadian title in front of the hometown crowd?
Q: Your team has a specific goal: You want to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Tell us about that.
Q: People may not know that you actually work in oil and gas. What do you do?
Q: Your website says that without your corporate partners you “could not compete.” Why is sponsorship so instrumental to your team?

Follow Kevin Koe and his rink on Twitter @TeamKevinKoe.

Trinidad Drilling and community

Whether it’s sponsoring a sporting activity or supporting a local charity, Trinidad believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work. Find out about other Trinidad community involvement initiatives by reading these posts:

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