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New helipad for Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond

New helipad for Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond

16-Jun-2021Source: Alberta Health Services

More than $1 million will be spent on construction of a new heliport at the Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond. The new heliport will be able to accommodate STARS’ new helicopters, improving access. Design for the heliport has begun and construction will begin in the coming months. More detailed construction timelines will be shared... Read more

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

23-Apr-2021Source: Fort Macleod Gazette

The new H145 helicopter used by STARS air ambulance is too big to land on the heliport at Fort Macleod Health Centre. Fort Macleod council wants to get that situation solved as soon as possible. “The heliport, to my way of thinking, is a necessity in Fort Macleod,” chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said, noting STARS... Read more

STARS Radiothon to take over radiowaves to save lives across Saskatchewan

STARS Radiothon to take over radiowaves to save lives across Saskatchewan

19-Apr-2021Source: STARS

There’s a new, virtual way to make a difference in the lives of those who live, work or play across Saskatchewan: by listening and donating to the first-ever Critical Care on the Air radiothon, presented by GMS, in support of STARS. The two-day radiothon will be broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 21... Read more

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

22-Mar-2021Source: STARS

History repeated itself last week when Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance (SMHI) announced a second gift of $1 million to support the missions of STARS air ambulance in the province. The announcement was made during the virtual annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities – the same venue in which the producer led, Saskatchewan-based... Read more

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

18-Mar-2021Source: STARS

STARS’ critical care operations have been given a significant lift, thanks to a recent gift of $1.5 million from Calgary-based oil producer Crescent Point Energy. The announcement was made online at the PSAC STARS and Spurs Safe@Home Gala on Feb. 27 and renews a partnership between Crescent Point and STARS that began nearly ten years... Read more

Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

19-Feb-2021Source: MD Greenview

STARS is another step closer to renewing its helicopter fleet, thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from the MD of Greenview, a loyal and long-time ally. Reeve Dale Smith from the MD of Greenview stated, “STARS will always be a valued service to our residents, workers, and recreation enthusiasts within the MD of Greenview and... Read more

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

19-Jan-2021Source: STARS

While they look different wearing protective masks and gowns to protect against the novel coronavirus, STARS crews continue to fly missions daily for Albertans in desperate need of medical care. The 28th edition of the STARS lottery, launching to the public today, helps make that possible while offering the chance to win 2,500 prizes, valued... Read more

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,... Read more

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

27-Oct-2020Source: MNP

The campaign to renew STARS’ helicopter fleet has been given a significant lift, thanks to a $500,000 gift from MNP’s Partners across Saskatchewan. The donation was made public today at the STARS air ambulance base by Trevor Friesen, CPA, CA and Partner with MNP in Saskatoon. “On behalf of MNP’s Saskatchewan Partners, I am proud... Read more

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

21-Sep-2020Source: Shared Health

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health... Read more

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

18-Sep-2020Source: STARS

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for... Read more

STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

17-Jul-2020Source: STARS

Many STARS supporters across the province have cause to celebrate, following the final draws of the 2020 STARS lottery yesterday. The ninth edition of the STARS Lottery Saskatchewan featured more than 1,800 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, and two stunning, fully-furnished show homes worth nearly $1.6 million each.... Read more

COVID-19 – AW139 supporting COVID-19 operations in Canada

COVID-19 – AW139 supporting COVID-19 operations in Canada

29-May-2020Source: Leonardo

During the spread of Covid-19, Leonardo has seen operators of its aircraft adapt, react and overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic across geographies. Air ambulance operators Ornge and STARS have managed to continue conducting life-saving missions across Canada throughout the emergency.   Both of these healthcare organisations have shared with Leonardo how they were... Read more

STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

15-May-2020Source: STARS

The STARS Lottery Saskatchewan launched today across the province, offering ticket purchasers the opportunity to win life-changing prizes while also helping in the fight to save lives. The lottery is STARS’ largest fundraiser in Saskatchewan. The ninth edition offers more than 1,800 prizes, valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, electronics, appliances and two stunning,... Read more

STARS announce winners of 2020 Alberta Lottery

STARS announce winners of 2020 Alberta Lottery

8-Apr-2020Source: STARS

Some lucky Albertans received a congratulatory call today informing them they had a grand prize-winning ticket in the 2020 STARS lottery. The draws were held in Calgary and witnessed by STARS and Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis officials in accordance with provincial regulations. “When STARS flies, you know it’s for the worst of the worst,”... Read more

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

14-Feb-2020Source: County of Grande Prairie

STARS is one step closer to renewing its fleet of helicopters, thanks to a $500,000 gift from the County of Grande Prairie. The generous commitment, which was announced Saturday at the 10th Annual GPPA Hangar Dance in Support of STARS at the TARA Centre, has been made toward a new H145 helicopter to serve County... Read more

STARS receives $1 Million gift

STARS receives $1 Million gift

10-Feb-2020Source: STARS

STARS is another step nearer to renewing its helicopter fleet, thanks to a $1 million gift from Capital Power. Brian Vaasjo, president and CEO of Capital Power, made the announcement today in the STARS air ambulance base at the Edmonton International Airport. In June 2018, STARS unveiled a multi-year plan to replace its fleet of... Read more

STARS to introduce H145 in Manitoba this spring

STARS to introduce H145 in Manitoba this spring

7-Feb-2020Source: CHVN95.1FM

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is nearing its goal of $13 million for an upgraded helicopter that will serve Manitoba. See Full Story. ... Read more

Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

18-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Demonstrating its trust in Airbus, nonprofit air ambulance provider STARS has signed its first HCare support and service contract, which also represents the first HCare contract Airbus has secured in Canada. he 10-year, nose-to-tail contract will cover nine new Airbus H145 aircraft ordered by STARS. The first three helicopters have already been delivered, with the... Read more

Redhead Equipment celebrates opening of new branch

Redhead Equipment celebrates opening of new branch

4-Nov-2019Source: STARS

There was more than one reason for Redhead Equipment to celebrate today at their North Battleford location. The more than 70 year-old business not only hosted a grand re-opening of their newest branch, but they also announced a $1 million gift to STARS air ambulance. Today’s announcement renews a partnership between Redhead Equipment and STARS... Read more

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

4-Oct-2019Source: CBC

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.... Read more

Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

18-Sep-2019Source: STARS

Own Jason Trask was named the 2019 Paramedic of the Year with the Paramedic Association of Canada, a national advocacy group. “Oh, I thought it was a pretty cool honour,” Trask smiled during a recent chat at the STARS hangar. “It was pretty surprising but pretty nice at the same time.” Trask is the Emergency... Read more

More than $360,000 raised for STARS

More than $360,000 raised for STARS

13-Sep-2019Source: STARS

More than $360,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan business and community leaders at the fifth annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS, held last week. On Sept. 5, participants were airlifted by helicopter to a remote location east of Saskatoon. To secure their ‘rescue’ and return to civilization, they needed to raise at... Read more

STARS announces winners of $4.1M Saskatchewan Lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.1M Saskatchewan Lottery

9-Aug-2019Source: STARS

Many STARS supporters across Saskatchewan received some exciting news following the final draws of the 2019 STARS lottery yesterday. Mossbank resident Gary Woit was visiting neighbours when he received the call from an enthusiastic room of STARS crew and a former patient telling him he’d won the $1.5 million Saskatoon area grand prize show home.... Read more

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

28-May-2019Source: STARS

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) renewed its commitment to the health and safety of Western Canadians by making a $600,000 contribution over four years to STARS air ambulance. “Each year STARS flies thousands of missions in and around the same rural communities served by FCC. We have seen the positive impact STARS has had during some... Read more

STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

23-May-2019Source: SATRS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, is excited to announce Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, one of its flagship fundraisers in Alberta, has an all-female cast this year. This much-appreciated eighth annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. All funds raised from the women’s... Read more

STARS receive $1 million gift

STARS receive $1 million gift

6-May-2019Source: STARS

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1 million contribution... Read more

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

2-May-2019Source: STARS

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1... Read more

Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

30-Apr-2019Source: STARS

One of the people credited with bringing STARS to Saskatchewan is stepping up once again to help the non-profit fundraise for its future. Former premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, announced via video message that he is volunteering his time to chair the air ambulance’s capital campaign, raising funds to replace its fleet and to continue... Read more

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

29-Apr-2019Source: STARS

Together with former patients, crew and community allies, STARS officially welcomed to the Calgary base today two new Airbus H145 aircraft.  The helicopters are the first part of a plan to replace the non-profit air ambulance’s entire fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us one step closer to making our fleet renewal program... Read more

STARS to receive $65 Million from Canadian Government

STARS to receive $65 Million from Canadian Government

28-Mar-2019Source: STARS

The future of helicopter emergency medical services in Western Canada will soon receive a significant lift, thanks to a vital funding commitment from the Government of Canada. It was announced in today’s federal budget that STARS, a non-profit, charitable helicopter air ambulance organization operating across the Prairie provinces will receive $65 million to help replace... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

26-Feb-2019Source: SKYTRAC

Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance has selected SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk with real-time in-flight data transfer capability for its Airbus H145 fleet renewal program. The lightweight SKYTRAC hardware kit will enable fast and reliable group-talk, simultaneous uninterrupted flight tracking, and onboard satellite and cellular data transfer capabilities. The package supports real-time in-flight data streaming from any connected device... Read more

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

28-Jan-2019Source: STARS

When you hear the sound of a STARS helicopter, you know it is involved in a life-saving mission. When you buy your STARS lottery ticket, you join the fight to save lives. The 26th edition of the STARS lottery launched today offering 2,809 prizes, valued at over $4.5 million. LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again and this year a lucky ticket... Read more

Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

7-Dec-2018Source: Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is committing to renew its 10-year agreement with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) beyond 2020 to provide helicopter air medical service in Saskatchewan.  The province will also fund one of the three new helicopters needed in Saskatchewan as part of the organization’s plan for fleet renewal.“We are pleased to announce... Read more

STARS wins international competition

STARS wins international competition

9-Nov-2018

After showcasing their skills on the world stage, members of STARS’ air medical crew ultimately won the prestigious Association of Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 2018 Sim Cup on Tuesday. Flight nurse Jenny Thorpe and flight paramedic Matt Hogan represented STARS at the annual critical care skills contest, held during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)... Read more

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

26-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record with its BK117 and EC145 predecessors. Offering the largest cabin in... Read more

STARS seeks emergency helipad at High Prairie

STARS seeks emergency helipad at High Prairie

4-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

STARS has made a temporary landing area at the new High Prairie Health Complex. They are looking to make it something more permanent. The need of air ambulance services has grown in the Big Lakes County area and STARS is looking to join with First Nations communities, reports South Peace News.... Read more

STARS team wins 2nd at international competition

STARS team wins 2nd at international competition

1-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Flight paramedic Shannon Koch and flight nurse Thomas Froh came in second place at the Association of Air Medical Service’s 2017 Sim Cup. They represented STARS in Regina and beat five other STARS bases. The skills they learned during the simulations are now cemented in, reports CBC.... Read more

STARS raises $365,000 in single event

STARS raises $365,000 in single event

3-Oct-2017Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce that the sixth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has raised more than $365,000. Since 2011, the unique fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4 million for STARS. It was not a typical day for the... Read more

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

28-Sep-2017Source: STARS

Access Credit Union is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment of our... Read more

New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

25-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new  STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.... Read more

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

25-Aug-2017Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment... Read more

STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

17-Aug-2017Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment... Read more

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

8-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Transport Canada has finally received the green card to land at the new heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. The town’s iconic water tower had to be demolished in order for Transport Canada to have a clear flight path. The STARS helicopter had to land at Rocky Mountain House airport with their patients... Read more

AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

28-Jul-2017Source: AeroBrigham

Aircraft customizing, maintenance and support provider, AeroBrigham has announced the company will provide integration, distribution and support services for a revolutionary and cost-effective means to send encrypted video and audio from aerial platforms anywhere in the world.  Serastar Technologies Corporation’s Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Recon System (STARS) equipment allows streaming video in a compact ISR video transmission and recording... Read more

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

12-Jul-2017Source: Saskatchewan

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is celebrating its 5th anniversary of saving lives in Saskatchewan. Since 2012, STARS has carried out more than 4,000 missions to more than 500 locations across the province, and today Health Minister Jim Reiter, Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Crown Investments Corporation Minister Joe Hargrave... Read more

Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

23-May-2017

Saskatchewan’s newest solution potash mine may draw its product from underground, but the company that built it is already looking to the sky to give back to its employees and the people of the province. At the grand opening of their Legacy mine today, K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) announced a $1 million gift to STARS... Read more

Helipad Plans Scrapped for Alberta Health Services

Helipad Plans Scrapped for Alberta Health Services

30-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The $3 million helipad plan for Banff’s Mineral Springs Hospital is no longer needed. Alberta Health Services was made aware of this when STARS air ambulance relocated their new Augusta Westland-139 helicopter from Calgary to Edmonton. The proposed helipad construction was scheduled to begin in 2016, but due to tendering costs it was delayed, much... Read more

Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

18-Jan-2017Source: Airwork

Airwork has signed an agreement with STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Canada to upgrade three of their eight BK117-B2’s to BK117-850D2’s. The first aircraft upgrade has been carried out and it is anticipated that the next two will be completed during January. The aircraft upgrade involves removing the LTS101-750B1 engines and installing LTS101- 850B2... Read more

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre is excited to open Manitoba’s first helipad. The project has been in the works since 2011, as part of a new diagnostic imaging facility, reports CBC. The new helipad was tested this past Friday, by STARS air ambulance. The use of the helipad will cut transporting time by half an hour,... Read more

CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

26-Sep-2016Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has announced that the fifth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has been one of their biggest years yet, raising $387,675. Since it started in 2011, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4.1 million for STARS. This morning, STARS... Read more

STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

19-Sep-2016Source: STARS

More than $516,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan community and business leaders at the second annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held Thursday at a remote prairie location near St. Denis, SK. “I was really honoured that I was chosen to participate,” said Kindersley-based participant Garth MacDonald. “It’s been fun.... Read more

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

14-Aug-2016Source: STARS

Celebrations are taking place across the province today following the announcement of the 2016 STARS Lottery Saskatchewan winners. The fifth annual lottery was the most successful to date in terms of revenue generated, and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping the fundraiser do so well, despite recent economic constraints in the province. “The people... Read more

Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

29-Jul-2016Source: Viterra

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance (STARS) to sponsor its 2017 calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at Viterra’s Crossfield, AB grain facility at an event with officials from both... Read more

STARS now carries blood for life-saving transfusions

STARS now carries blood for life-saving transfusions

22-Jun-2016Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is the first air medical program in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions. Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Kelvin Goertzen visited the STARS Winnipeg base today to announce the new service offered by STARS in Manitoba. “A prompt response can mean... Read more

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan celebrates fifth anniversary

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan celebrates fifth anniversary

16-May-2016Source: STARS

STARS has flown more than 3,000 missions to more than 400 communities across Saskatchewan since it established operations in the province in 2012. The missions have been made possible with the help of STARS Lottery, which is now celebrating its fifth birthday. The lottery officially kicked off today with 2019 prizes valued at more than... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance warns of Alberta scam

STARS Air Ambulance warns of Alberta scam

26-Apr-2016Source: Global News

In a post on its Facebook page, STARS says a number of Albertans have received calls from someone claiming to be a STARS lottery representative telling the would-be victim they have won a prize, but in order to have it shipped to them they must first transfer a certain amount of money  See full story... Read more

STARS gives away four houses and six cars in $5.6M of lottery prizes

STARS gives away four houses and six cars in $5.6M of lottery prizes

15-Apr-2016Source: STARS

Many Albertans have cause to celebrate, following the announcement of the 2016 STARS lottery grand prize winners today. The lottery raised more than $11.5 million net for the non-profit, with 3,200 prizes worth more than $5.6 million retail. Lethbridge residents and Edmonton show home winners Ed and Marlene Grinnell were thrilled to learn they had... Read more

STARS thanks Albertans with a symbol of gratitude on helicopters

STARS thanks Albertans with a symbol of gratitude on helicopters

13-Apr-2016Source: STARS

In February, we issued a plea to Albertans. A stormy economic climate had led to slumping STARS lottery ticket sales, and it was in danger of not selling out for the first time in its 23-year history. The response from Albertans was overwhelming. Our phone lines were jammed and website traffic surged. Albertans from rural... Read more

STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

9-Mar-2016Source: STARS

For the first time in more than two decades, STARS’ Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out. The lottery has a 23-year history in the province and is the only charitable home lottery in Canada to set records by selling out every year since it began. However, our stormy economic climate has led... Read more

STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

22-Jan-2016Source: STARS

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards deal with standards of patient care and safety in the... Read more

Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

14-Jan-2016Source: HSC

A new helipad slated to open this spring at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is expected to speed up helicopter transport times by as much as half an hour. The opening of the helipad located atop the new Diagnostic Centre for Excellence building will allow the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance helicopter... Read more

Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

9-Dec-2015Source: Ornge

– STARS and Ornge air ambulance services are partnering to raise awareness of snowmobile safety in an effort to reduce snowmobile related injuries and fatalities in Canada this winter season. The partnership marks the first time two air ambulance services in Canada have jointly promoted safe riding. Since 2013, Ornge has transported more than 140... Read more

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

19-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its... Read more

Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

12-Nov-2015Source: Alberta Health Services

The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Powell Helipad in recognition of Dr. Powell’s role as founder of STARS air ambulance and the STARS Foundation, and his exemplary service over a 35-year career. Since retiring as STARS President and CEO in March 2012, Dr. Powell continues to volunteer... Read more

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

30-Sep-2015Source: STARS

Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and... Read more

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

29-Sep-2015Source: STARS

Rawlco Radio Ltd. has announced a gift of $250,000 to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Saskatchewan. The donation reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. This... Read more

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

4-Sep-2015Source: STARS

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder... Read more

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

13-Aug-2015Source: STARS

Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2015 STARS Saskatchewan LOTTERY WINNERS. This is the first sell-out in the event’s four-year history and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping them reach a milestone for the annual lottery. The Lottery offered 2,100 prizes worth more than $4.1 million and netted... Read more

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

17-Jul-2015Source: STARS

The STARS organization is thrilled to announce their annual lottery in Saskatchewan has sold out for the first time in the event’s four year history. The lottery provides significant funding for STARS’ bases in Saskatoon and Regina. “Approximately 50 per cent of the funding for our two bases in Saskatchewan comes from local supporters. Each... Read more

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

12-Jun-2015Source: STARS

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base today. This reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to... Read more

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

2-Jun-2015Source: FCC

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) today announced a $500,000 contribution over five years to STARS air ambulance, providing life-saving transportation to patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “STARS provides critical care and transportation for rural residents who don’t have quick or easy access to health care in emergency situations,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO.... Read more

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

12-May-2015Source: CBC News

The STARS air ambulance service has paid back almost $5 million to the Manitoba government in the last two years. See Full Story... Read more

STARS Horizons – Spring 2015

STARS Horizons – Spring 2015

1-Mar-2015Source: STARS

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STARS raises over $1M in one event

STARS raises over $1M in one event

30-Jan-2015Source: STARS

Despite a troubling economic forecast amid falling oil prices, Canada’s energy sector showed its support for STARS Saturday night by helping to raise more than $1 million, yet again. The long-running STARS and Spurs Gala, an annual fundraiser in Calgary presented by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), has raised more than $11 million... Read more

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