Drilling for oil but shooting for gold: Trinidad Drilling and curler Ben Hebert

Ben HebertOlympic gold medallist, world champion, two-time Brier winner. You’d be hard pressed to find a curling title Alberta’s Ben Hebert doesn’t have on his resume.

In last week’s post, we shared our conversation with curling skip Kevin Koe, whose team is sponsored in part by Trinidad and is representing Alberta in this week’s Brier (the Canadian championship of men’s curling).

Now, listen to our interview with Hebert, the all-star lead who joined Koe’s newly formed team last year. In this Q & A, the 31-year-old sweeping powerhouse talks about the Brier being in Calgary, winning Olympic gold in Vancouver, his connection to oil and gas and why sponsorship matters.

5 questions with Ben Hebert

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).
Q: You’re originally from Regina, Sask., but you now live in Chestermere, Alta. (just outside of Calgary). This Brier is on your turf. What does playing at home mean to you?
Q: Tell us what it was like to win that Olympic gold at home in 2010 (as a member of Kevin Martin’s team). What are your Olympic goals now that you’re a part of Team Kevin Koe?
Q: Your day job is in oil and gas. What do you do?
Q: Do you see any similarities between the oil and gas business and curling?
Q: People may not realize that you guys work full-time jobs while curling at an elite level. Why is sponsorship so important in helping your team compete?

Want to learn more about Team Alberta? Listen to this interview with skip Kevin Koe.

Follow Ben Hebert and his rink on Twitter @TeamKevinKoe.

Trinidad Drilling and the curling connection 

So, why is a drilling contractor sponsoring a curling team? Trinidad makes it a priority to give back to the communities where we live and work. Our head office is in Calgary, and our rigs operate throughout Western Canada, so we’re proud to support Team Koe as they chase their Olympic dreams.

Find out about other Trinidad community involvement initiatives by reading these posts:

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