The 2014 STARS Lottery complete winners list is now posted! Congratulations to all and thank you again for your generous support. Click here to view the full list.

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Join STARS and award-winning country singer Paul Brandt at the second annual Night With STARS Gala on April 4. Click here for more details.

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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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Curious about how the STARS program is funded?

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Horizons magazine is the best way to stay current on the latest developments at STARS.

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STARS inaugural Rescue on the Island raises over $300,000.

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Meet Carrie Derin

Carrie Derin planned to celebrate the August long weekend in 2012 with a family quad ride in Moose Mountain Provincial Park, SK. She, her husband, and two daughters were looking forward to escaping the city and enjoying the last long weekend of the summer together. Shortly after the outing began, however, Carrie was pierced through her abdomen and impaled against her seat by a poplar tree that had fallen on the logging road trail. Her injuries were severe, including a lacerated liver, a damaged diaphragm, shattered ribs and significant blood loss. While her husband raced to an area with cell service to call 911, Derin knew she needed to stay strong and conscious for her then 10 and 15-year-old daughters.

“The only thing going through my head was I couldn’t pass out and needed to stay awake,” she said. Soon after 911 was contacted, STARS helicopter was launched. When STARS air medical crew landed to pick her up from paramedics on the ground, Carrie was in critical condition and they knew every second mattered. The pilots took to the air, stopping briefly at Arcola Hospital where the medical crew picked up blood. Moments later, Derin received a life-saving transfusion en route to the Regina General Hospital. Derin spent the next couple weeks...
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Latest STARS News

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...

STARS recognizes a number of supporters at National Philanthropy Day

STARS recognized a number of their donors, volunteers and supporting organizations at National Philanthropy Day celebrations this month, both in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Nominations were selected by the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation and were recognized at their respective events...

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...

STARS recognizes a number of supporters at National Philanthropy Day

STARS recognized a number of their donors, volunteers and supporting organizations at National Philanthropy Day celebrations this month, both in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Nominations were selected by the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation and were recognized at their respective events...

Thank you, Manitobans, for your support

On behalf of everyone at STARS air ambulance I want to say thank you. Over the past several months we have been temporarily out of service. During that time, STARS received many kind words of encouragement from Manitobans across the province, including individual members of the public, former...

Winnipeg base resumes operations

On the advice of medical professionals, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance will resume responding to calls for emergency service effective immediately, Manitoba Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “The decision to temporarily suspend STARS was a...

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In 2013, STARS flew 2,686 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 26,000 missions have been carried out.