STARS News Release
STARS celebrates renewed partnership with Viterra
September 11, 2017
Winnipeg, MB – Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) to sponsor its 2018 fundraising calendar. Viterra has sponsored the STARS calendar campaign since 2015 by covering the full printing costs of each of the more than 70,000 calendars sold across Western Canada every year.
The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at STARS’ Winnipeg base at an event with officials from both organizations as well as employees and local media.
“STARS and its talented team of professionals have done an amazing job of developing the tools and resources needed to save lives,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America. “Through its continued passion and commitment, we have an invaluable and elite emergency medical service. Viterra and STARS share a common connection to rural communities across Western Canada, and we’re proud to continue helping them tell their inspirational stories.”
The annual STARS calendar campaign is a long-standing and important fundraiser for STARS. The campaign is entering its 25th year and has raised millions of dollars to-date with over 500,000 door-to-door visits made each year.
“Viterra’s sponsorship of the STARS calendar directly contributes to the success of this important annual fundraising and awareness campaign,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO. “Each month, the calendar features a patient story as well as images of our crew and our allies who make STARS possible.”
The calendars will be available until December at most Viterra locations, as well as online at starscalendar.ca. 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 Glencore Agriculture, a global market leader in originating, handling, processing and marketing agricultural commodities.
STARS is a charitable, non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides time, hope and life-saving support to 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 through rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation. STARS operates 24/7 out of six bases across western Canada, where it has carried out more than 36,000 missions since 1985.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Peter Flengeris | Viterra Inc. | (306) 569-4810 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cam Heke | STARS | 1-866-300-6646 | email@example.com