Saskatoon, SK July 18, 2018 – The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has announced it is joining STARS fight for life.
CCGA Vice-President Bernie McClean presented STARS CEO Andrea Robertson with a cheque for $100,000 last night (July 17) during the inaugural Field of STARS gala north of Saskatoon.
“I am honoured to present this gift to the STARS organization. By partnering with STARS, CCGA is supporting the health and well-being of farmers, their communities and their farming operations,” said McClean, who farms near Glaslyn, Saskatchewan.
“Many members of our agricultural community live on farms or in rural communities that do not have immediate access to specialized medical services. The services provided by STARS are vitally important to farmers and to the well-being of the rural communities where farm families live and work.”
McClean added that a quick glance at the STARS mission tracker shows the wide impact of STARS in farming communities throughout the prairies.
“Since the beginning of this month, STARS has responded to emergencies in rural communities such as Val Marie, Wynyard and Kipling in Saskatchewan; Russell and Portage la Prairie in Manitoba; and Stettler, Manning and Grande Prairie in Alberta.
Robertson said STARS truly appreciates the generous gift from the CCGA, noting that it bolsters the already strong connection between STARS and the agricultural community.
“Despite all of the best intentions and planning, we know that incidents can, and do, happen on the farm,” Robertson said. “The support from the CCGA helps to keep
STARS on the cutting edge of critical care and ensures that when farmers across the prairies need specialized critical care, they receive it quickly.”
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Simply put STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at stars.ca
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