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

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Why do you choose to support STARS? See stories from our donors and supporters here.

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A Night with STARS featuring George Canyon is April 17, 2015, Delta Regina. For tickets, contact 306-564-7939 or vheadford@stars.ca.

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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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 Sean Craigen

Sean Craigen dreamed of motorcycle racing since childhood. In May, 1991, at age 20, he participated in his inaugural road race. It was a big moment, and his mom was in the Race City Speedway crowd. Sean had prepared himself by taking riding classes and safety lessons. He checked the track and wore the proper equipment. Yet, during the race he slammed into a wall. He was face down on the track and his helmet was shattered. STARS landed in the parking lot of the speedway and the crew rushed him to hospital. Sean’s injuries were extensive, including a crushed skull and a torn heart. “Doctors said they didn’t know if I was going to live,” said Sean. “That’s sobering to hear.” Although he doesn’t recall the crash or the weeks following, his support for STARS is strong. “We can wear the right equipment and plan to be as safe as possible but things can go wrong. If it were a perfect world we wouldn’t need STARS.”

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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.