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STARS News Release

Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

August 22, 2013

Grande Prairie, AB, Aug. 22, 2013 – STARS invites media to a donor celebration at Moonshine Lake Provincial Park on August 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Saddle Hills County has reached the $1M giving milestone with STARS and will have their logo unveiled on the fleet of STARS helicopters.

A BBQ dinner will be held at 6 p.m. with presentations and the logo unveiling to follow. STARS founder Dr. Greg Powell will be speaking and is available for interviews.

Saddle Hills County has been supporting STARS since 2007. Their 2012 commitment of $450,000 over three years, which equals $61 per capita, pushed the municipality past the significant milestone mark.

“We are a busy remote location with lots of oil and gas companies coming in to work, and response times on ground can be high,” said Saddle Hills County Reeve Tim Stone. “We want to make sure people are protected. The availability of STARS is a matter of life and death.”

“Our contribution isn’t just for Saddle Hills County,” adds Stone. “It’s for everyone in the northern region who may need the help of STARS.”

“It is an incredible achievement for a municipality to have reached this level,” said Glenda Farnden, STARS major gift manager. “This is a testament to the steadfast commitment that Saddle Hills County holds for rural Albertans and exemplifies to our entire province, the team effort that it takes to save lives.”

Date: August 22, 2013

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Moonshine Lake Provincial Park, north off highway 49 on highway 725

For more information:

Cam Heke



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