Thank you for supporting the 4th annual STARS Rescue on the Island. More than $380,000 was raised. 

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Join us Dec. 2 in Saskatoon for A Night With STARS Jingle Ball.

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The 5th annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies raised more than $400,000 for STARS. Thank you for your support.

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Thank you for supporting STARS Rescue on the Prairie. More than $516,000 was raised.

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Times are tough. Albertans are tougher. Get your decal today.

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Visit starshorizons.ca, the new online home for our Horizons newsletter and the stories of STARS we're proud to share with you.

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Why do you choose to support STARS?  Let us know by creating a social media post and utilizing the hashtag, "#ISupportSTARS". Get creative and see your stories shared here:

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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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Thanks to your support, the 2016 Building Magic in the Air gala raised more than $120,000 for STARS.

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Meet Maranda Lanouette

STARS had just begun operating in Manitoba when Maranda Lanouette, a mother of two, was on an ATV ride with family in June, 2011 in the Woodridge, MB area.

Sadly, Maranda’s life changed dramatically when she turned to look behind and fell off her ATV, breaking her neck.

The ground ambulance wasn’t capable of reaching her remote location, and the only other option was placing Maranda on a backboard and driving her out by ATV along a bumpy trail. Then there would be an hour and a half drive to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

Luckily, the STARS helicopter was nearby and able to fly to her to Winnipeg within 20 minutes.

Maranda uses a wheelchair and is moving forward with her life. Recently, she was elected to town council and volunteers as an office coordinator with the Ste.-Anne Police Department.

She shares her story any chance she gets.

 “STARS didn’t just save me. They gave my husband his wife, my children their mother, my parents their daughter, and my siblings their sister,” she said. “I would not be here today if Manitoba did not have this service.”

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Latest STARS News

Fraudulent STARS Lottery scam calls on the rise

Please be advised that a number of people in Alberta have received calls from someone identifying themselves as a STARS Lottery representative, claiming that they have won a prize and in order for it to be shipped to them, they must first transfer a certain amount of money through Western...

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...

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...

Agassiz MLA joins Gladstone family for STARS tour and cheque presentation

The Bjarnarson family from Gladstone visited the Manitoba STARS Air Ambulance Base in Winnipeg on Oct. 17, along with The Hon. Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations and MLA for Agassiz. The Bjarnarson family’s three children  visited the base to personally...

Rescue on the Island raises $380,000!

The annual Rescue on the Island event raised a total of $380,000 by the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 16 for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS). Eight community and business leaders were stranded for the day on Carter Island near Pinawa, MB, where they participated in a blend of...

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In 2015-16, STARS flew 3,423 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 33,000 missions have been carried out.