The 2015 STARS Lottery and Lucky STARS 50/50 is here! Get your tickets now at starslotteryalberta.ca.

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Save the date: The 21st annual STARS & Spurs Gala is here! Join us on January 24, 2015.

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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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Mark your calendars! The 5th annual GPPA Hangar Dance hits Grande Prairie on January 17, 2015.

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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 Owen Ashworth

Meet Owen - our featured VIP for January in our 2015 STARS Calendar. Purchase yours today at starscalendar.ca .

Owen Ashworth had launched himself on his dirt bike from ditch to ditch across the road at his family’s rural home in Oungre, SK. countless times. On Aug. 6, 2013 Owen took a break from combining to play around on his bike. This time, when he performed the move along the grid road, he took a hard landing on his head, which wasn’t protected by a helmet. “I was told my brain shook forward and back and the connections were damaged,” said Owen. “I was in really rough shape.” Once paramedics arrived and assessed an unconscious Owen, they knew he had to get to hospital quickly, so STARS was requested and the teen was airlifted to Regina for critical care. He recovered in Regina General Hospital for a month, slowly emerging from a coma after nearly a week. Since, Owen has recovered well and is expected to graduate high school this spring. In addition to volunteering for STARS whenever he gets the chance, Owen shares this safety message: “I encourage everyone to wear a helmet,” he said. “I was lucky STARS was there for me.”

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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.