The West Central Saskatchewan Oilmen’s Association presented their Oilman Of The Year award for 2018 to Trent and Carey Herner of Precision Instrumentation, a company who has been a part of the Kindersley and area oil industry for over 20 years. 

Curtis Sackville, secretary for the West Central Oilmen’s Association (WCSOA), shared what the award signifies and why the Herner’s were so deserving.

“The award is to recognize those within the oil sector for their contributions to the industry, going above and beyond in their work and also who give back to the community and are really just a good representation of the oil industry. A lot of times we just do what we do, sometimes with not a lot of acknowledgement for going the extra mile. It’s important to give credit where credit is due and these two guys have added value to both the community and the industry and are more than deserving of this award,” said Sackville.

Many in the area may be well aware of the two events put on by the WCSOA, the bonspiel that just took place and the golf tournament coming up in May, however, there is more to the association then the semi-annual gatherings. “It’s about comradery, it’s about bringing people of the oil industry together and putting a face to the name and really just letting every guy and girl know that we have each others back. It’s about building relationships and giving support to those that maybe we don’t work directly with everyday, but are still apart of an industry that is so vital to our area and Canada,” said Sackville.

Comradery by definition is: the spirit of friendship and community in a group, those who keep each other upbeat despite the difficulty of their circumstances...A close friend or fellow soldier, someone who comes to mind when you say, “we are in this together”.

Given the current state of the industry, Sackville added that this is the time to stick together and show our support for everyone in the industry. He said that they are always looking for more people to come out to the events and have fun with those they share the industry with and that they hope to grow the numbers at each event, not only for the industry support aspect, but as Sackville stated, “anyone who’s been.. knows they’re a pretty good time..”.

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