SPARWOOD, Saturday May 13, 2023 – Today, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) and STARS announced that Teck is making a $300,000 donation over three years to STARS in celebration of their 30-year partnership. This contribution will support STARS in providing care and transport to patients who need critical care in the Elk Valley and surrounding communities in southeastern British Columbia.
STARS is a non-profit organization that exists to provide critical care, anywhere. Whether by air, by ground or virtually, the expert care delivered by STARS doctors, nurses and paramedics comes in many forms. STARS is the only service of its kind in Western Canada and over the past year flew 29 missions in the Regional District of East Kootenay, including ten to the Elk Valley.
Teck’s contribution will help support STARS operations, including hiring talented and motivated crews, purchasing the latest medical supplies, and treating patients with the care, precision and timeliness to help ensure their best chance of survival.
“At Teck, we are focused on ensuring everyone goes home safe and healthy every day and are proud to continue our longstanding support of STARS.,” says Robin Sheremeta, Senior Vice President, Coal, Teck. “STARS plays a critical role in providing emergency medical services in the communities where we operate and this gift supports continued innovation and enhancement of the critical patient care they provide.”
“Partnerships like the long-standing one we have with Teck are critical to our operations,” said STARS president and CEO, Andrea Robertson. “At STARS, everything we do is about ensuring we can be there to provide critical care to the next patient who needs us. This support from Teck allows us to do exactly that. On behalf of everyone at STARS, thank you for this gift and for 30 years of partnership.”
To celebrate 30 years of partnership, STARS was on site with Teck and the East Kootenay Mining Industrial Safety Association (EKMISA) at the 100th Annual East Kootenay Zone Mine Rescue Competition in Sparwood today. Teck, EKMISA, and STARS will also be hosting an awards banquet following the competition, which will be attended by approximately 400 guests.
Teck’s first gift toward STARS operations was in July 1993. To date, Teck’s contributions have supported operations which have played a part in the more than 55,000 missions STARS has carried out since 1985.
For more information contact:
Deborah Tetley, STARS Communications | firstname.lastname@example.org | 403-874-2777
Rory O’Connor, Teck Social Responsibility Manager | rory.o’email@example.com | 250-425-7603
STARS was born from the conviction that no one should go without the care that could save their life. Operating 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg, STARS is your best hope in a worst-case scenario. If you need critical care, our mission is to be there for you—physically or virtually—in whatever capacity we can help. Because when it comes to the next patient who needs us, it’s never too far. Learn more at stars.ca
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As one of Canada’s leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal, and investments in energy assets. Copper, zinc and high-quality steelmaking coal are required to transition to a low-carbon world. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at teck.com or follow @TeckResources