The 2016 STARS Lottery and Lucky STARS 50/50 is here! Don't delay - buy your tickets today.

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Thank you for attending the 22nd annual STARS & Spurs Gala. More than $517,000 was raised for STARS. 

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Thank you for attending the 6th annual GPPA Hangar Dance. More than $162,000 was raised for STARS.

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STARS is committed to providing highest level of care available. Here's how we deliver on that commitment.

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Learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Horizons magazine is the best way to stay current on the latest developments at STARS.

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STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

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Meet Andre Van Driesten

Andre Van Driesten was less than a kilometre from home when he collapsed behind the wheel from an epileptic fit.

Luckily, the chain of survival worked seamlessly that February day to help save the 16-year-old’s life.

While Andre’s passenger steered into a ditch to safety, another called 911. In an unrelated incident, a train and car had collided nearby, adding to the confusion.

An off-duty paramedic freed herself from that incident to help Andre. The teenager’s heart had stopped and his eyes were dilated.

There was a defibrillator onsite, but it was on the other side of the train in an ambulance. He was cut off from every exit route. Luckily, crews received permission to pull the train apart so the ambulance could drive through.

While in the ambulance en route to Fort Macleod Health Centre, paramedics started Andre’s heart, but it was faint. STARS was already in the air, ready to take him to Foothills Medical Centre.

Andre’s father, John Van Driesten could see the situation unfolding from his kitchen window down the highway. He raced to the scene and was there as crews loaded his son into the helicopter.

“I was sure...
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Latest STARS News

CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

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...

2014/2015 Community Report released

We are happy to announce that the 2014/2015 Community Report is now available for viewing online. Featuring donors, chain of survival partners, and Very Important Patients (VIPs) from across Western Canada, the report highlights all of the community support that goes into keeping STARS in the...

CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

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...

2014/2015 Community Report released

We are happy to announce that the 2014/2015 Community Report is now available for viewing online. Featuring donors, chain of survival partners, and Very Important Patients (VIPs) from across Western Canada, the report highlights all of the community support that goes into keeping STARS in the...

CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

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...

2014/2015 Community Report released

We are happy to announce that the 2014/2015 Community Report is now available for viewing online. Featuring donors, chain of survival partners, and Very Important Patients (VIPs) from across Western Canada, the report highlights all of the community support that goes into keeping STARS in the...

Stars Tracker

In 2014-15, STARS flew 3,084 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 30,000 missions have been carried out.