Family feasts, football games, parade floats, and Black Friday finds are common Thanksgiving traditions in the US this time of year. No matter the Thanksgiving tradition, family and friends are often at the heart of the festivities.
For Field Superintendent Dustin Brown, his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, this year’s celebrations will be a little different. Not only will it be the family’s first American Thanksgiving as US residents since Dustin’s promotion from Rig Manager, but Dustin will be home to celebrate.
“I’m always thankful for a healthy family and the opportunity to provide for them, but this year we’re especially grateful for the time we’ll have together.” Continue reading →
Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an important part of Trinidad’s culture, no matter the state of the industry. That’s why this year, perhaps more than ever, our employees have been working together to give back in any way they can. From raising money for local initiatives; to cooking for those in need; to coordinating toy drives; there’s been no shortage of community involvement around here.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we thought a blog of thanks for our secret Santa’s was more than fitting. Here’s what our unsung heroes have been up to! Continue reading →
Olympic 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).
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. Continue reading →
“We bring the emergency room right to the patient at times when seconds can be the difference between a positive and negative outcome,” said David Fairbanks, communications coordinator with the STARS Foundation.
STARS saves lives. That is why we support the non-profit organization’s work every year.
The impact of STARS in numbers:
More than 26,000: The number of missions STARS has flown since 1985.
2,686: The number of missions STARS flew in 2013.
24: The hours a day STARS helicopters are available.
On April 15, 2012, storm chaser Marty Logan tracked a tornado that was heading towards his hometown of Woodward, Oklahoma. The twister reached almost a quarter-mile wide and struck in the middle of the night, wiping out the city’s power and consequently its tornado sirens.
Six lives were lost and dozens were injured when the tornado, rated an EF-3 (EF-5 being the most severe), touched down. Logan works for Oklahoma City based KWTV News 9 and many credit him with saving lives that night.