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New edition of STARS calendar takes flight

New edition of STARS calendar takes flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2022 calendar from STARS is now on sale. The calendar campaign, now in its 29th year, is the second-largest fundraiser for the air ambulance service, which operates 24-7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Viterra is a major sponsor of the fund­raiser, which sees tens of thousands of calendars […] Read more

Air ambulance plan gets a boost

Air ambulance plan gets a boost

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cargill is giving $400,000 to STARS, the not-for-profit air ambulance organization. The organization is seeking to buy nine new, medically equipped Airbus H145 helicopters, at a cost of $13 million each, for use in Western Canada. STARS has been flying missions in the new H145 aircraft from two of its bases since mid-2019, thanks to […] Read more


Canola Growers supports STARS Air Ambulance

Canola Growers supports STARS Air Ambulance

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian Canola Growers Association vice-president Bernie McClean (left) presented STARS CEO Andrea Robertson with a cheque for $100,000 last month at the inaugural Field of STARS gala north of Saskatoon. An additional $530,000 was raised last month at a benefit held in Saskatoon. “The services provided by STARS are vitally important to farmers and to […] Read more

Stan Grad has been awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence, one of eight Albertans admitted to the order this year.

Tragedy spurs lifelong devotion to STARS

Reading Time: 2 minutes Instead of dealing with his grief privately after his youngest daughter Kristine died in a car accident, Stan Grad turned his efforts to fundraising for the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). In 1990, Grad wrote to STARS about the loss of his daughter, who had been airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre. “With […] Read more