STARS News Release
Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance
September 23, 2015
Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and local media on hand to learn more about the campaign.
“We’re excited to be partnering with a great organization like STARS, and support the important work they do in providing access to emergency medical care for rural residents,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. “Given our expansive presence across rural Western Canada, including our employees and customer who live in these communities, it makes sense for us to team up with STARS. I’m especially grateful for the support of our employees, who are very enthusiastic about this initiative and have been actively planning employee and customer appreciation events to drive awareness ensure that our campaign is a success.”
“The STARS calendar campaign is our second largest single fundraising program,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS President and CEO. “This year, we are celebrating 30 years of care in the air. The 2016 Calendar features stories of our VIPs (Very Important Patients), photos of STARS and our emergency service partners, and a history of how STARS came to be. We at STARS are greatly appreciative of all the support we receive. We strive to provide the best in patient care, and this is possible only through the support and generosity of partners like Viterra.”
The calendars will be available until December 11. Those interested in purchasing a calendar, or making a donation to STARS, are encouraged to contact their local Viterra facility for more information.
Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.
STARS is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our doctors, nurses, paramedics, and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS has flown more than 30,000 missions since it began with one base in 1985. Today, STARS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and Winnipeg.