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Thank you for your support of the 2016 Alberta STARS Lottery. All winners will be posted at www.starslotteryalberta.ca by April 18th, 2016. 

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Join us on June 4th, 2016 for the 1st annual STARS Rock the Hangar Social! Get your tickets here.

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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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Meet Stephanie Wierenga

When STARS paramedic Duane Kugelstadt learned that former patient Stephanie Wierenga planned to visit the Edmonton base, he was thrilled to see her again. "We go to a lot of tragic, life-changing calls and Stephanie's is one I will always remember," he said. "It was tough to keep it together, but seeing her so happy and full of life - that's why I do this job."

Stephanie's car was crushed by a semi-trailer, hauling two combines on Nov. 19, 2010, while on her way to work near the hamlet of Neerlandia, AB. While fire fighters worked to free her from the wreckage, Duane, who has worked at STARS since 2006, sat with her in the cold. “The car roof was off so EMS began treating her while she was in the vehicle,” said Duane.

Stephanie was not conscious, her breathing was abnormal and she was trapped for some time. Duane said he felt privileged to treat Stephanie, as he does with every patient he touches. “We protected and warmed her, too, as she was so cold and suffering from catastrophic injuries.”

Once she was free, Stephanie was flown by STARS to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. The accident has taken a tremendous toll on Stephanie's body. In addition to having...
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Latest STARS News

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

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...

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

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...

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

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...

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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.