Celebrity dancer Trevor Sopracolle is ready to represent the spirit and determination of the oil field at Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2019.
The owner of Goliath Snubbing Ltd. said he’s the first oil field worker to compete, and that everyone should be represented, because everybody is equal.
“I just like being part of the community and helping out. It’s the greatest honour, especially to be doing it for the Red Deer hospital. It doesn’t get any better than that,” said Sopracolle, whose company has also sponsored and cooked meals for families staying at Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta in Red Deer.
He said his colleagues in the oil field are stepping up to support him, even though times are tough.
He said training for the dance floor has been challenging due to a shoulder injury. Surgery is scheduled for April 18.
“As soon as I’m finished dancing, I’m pretty much off to surgery.”
As a father, he said fulfilling his commitment to Friends of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre was important.
Sopracolle said it isn’t his first time on the dance floor. He has attended the father/daughter dance at Red Deer Festival of Trees with his daughter Elise, 5.
She doesn’t like dresses or princesses, so she dressed up as Lego Batman and her dad was Woody from Toy Story.