The 2015 STARS Lottery and Lucky STARS 50/50 is now sold out! Thank you for your support. Final draws are held April 16, 2015.

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Why do you choose to support STARS? See stories from our donors and supporters here.

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A Night with STARS featuring George Canyon is April 17, 2015, Delta Regina. For tickets, contact 306-564-7939 or vheadford@stars.ca or click here for more information.

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The 2nd annual Rescue on the Island on Sept. 10 raised more than $200,000. Thank you for your generous support! Details on our microsite:

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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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 Shelley McDonald

For Shelley McDonald, her Manitoba STARS crew members are heroes. Shelley was nearly six months pregnant with her first child when she was in a head-on highway collision on Aug. 26, 2012. Her vehicle was a crumpled mess and Shelley suffered multiple fractures. She was in critical condition when paramedics arrived. With no time to waste, McDonald was taken by ambulance to Minnedosa Health Centre, from where STARS picked her up and flew her to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Shelley’s injuries were extensive, including multiple fractured vertebrae and temporary vision loss.

Remarkably, Shelley recovered from her injuries and she and her husband Dale welcomed baby Corbin to their family four months later. The family is grateful that STARS is there for Manitobans. “If it hadn’t been for the STARS team, I’m not sure I would have walked away from the accident and celebrated the arrival of our first child just months later,” said Shelley. “I don’t know what many families, including mine, would do without this charitable service.”

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Latest STARS News

21st annual PSAC STARS & Spurs Gala raises more than $1 million

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...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Reviewing missions is more than just dotting I's and crossing T's

When patient lives are on the line, learning from past experience is a critical component of doing things right.  This is why case reviews – a process where every STARS’ mission is...

Frequently asked questions

What is the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS)? The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is a non-profit physician-driven helicopter emergency medical service (EMS), that provides rapid and specialized medical care and transportation for critically ill and...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Stars Tracker

In 2013-14, STARS flew 2,732 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 27,000 missions have been carried out.