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STARS News Release

STARS auctioning off Best Seats in the Calgary Stampede Parade

June 17, 2013

Calgary, AB, June 14, 2013 – To raise funds to help critically ill and injured patients around the province, STARS is auctioning off a special Best Seats in the Calgary Stampede Parade prize package that includes two seats on an antique trolley as part of the parade. The auction begins at 9 a.m., June 17 and ends at 9 a.m., June 24.

Included in the prize package are two tickets for the following:

• Pre-parade stampede barbeque at Fort Calgary on Thursday, July 5 for the ticket holders, their family and friends. Barbeque includes food, entertainment and a white-hatting ceremony from Tourism Calgary.

• Early pancake breakfast at Fort Calgary on parade day, July 6.

• Antique trolley ride in the Calgary Stampede Parade.

• Two tickets for Friday afternoon’s rodeo or that evening’s chuck wagon/grandstand show.

To bid, participants can call STARS at 403-516-4822 or email with you bid. The highest bidder by the auction end will win the two-ticket package. A set reserve price must be reached.

STARS is a charitable, non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our physicians, nurses, paramedics and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS operates from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

For more information:

David Fairbanks



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