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Unique party in the hangar is all about the kids

05.25.2016 Events

See the helicopter, ride a bull and pass the Kubasa!

STARS is holding our first social fundraiser in Winnipeg to help raise $50,000 to purchase critical medical training equipment.

The June 4th event is set to be one of Manitoba’s more unique social experiences, with an onsite helicopter and a mechanical bull in the same space.

“It’s going to be a social like no other,” said STARS base director and flight paramedic Grant Therrien. “There’s room for 500 people, and we plan on raising more than $50,000 for a pediatric human patient simulator.”

The pediatric simulator will allow medical staff to practice treating high risk, low frequency emergencies involving children, including major trauma requiring airway management.

“STARS uses simulators to facilitate education sessions with our own medical teams, and also with rural hospital and EMS staff,” said Therrien. “This allows medical providers to practice difficult and complex procedures so we are better prepared to deal with high-risk emergencies.”

Chris McCallister, CEO of Red Beard Farms near Portage la Prairie, is excited to be part of organizing the social which will be held inside Red River College’s Stephenson Hangar.

“STARS is an important life-saving service for Manitobans,” said McCallister. “The money we raise will give kids a better chance of surviving life-threatening injuries and illnesses.”

Party-goers will have the chance to mingle with STARS doctors, nurses, paramedics and pilots, dance to a live band and raise funds for a great cause.

Auction prizes include a flight for two anywhere WestJet flies, and a Sea-Doo Spark donated by Enns Brothers.

To purchase tickets, click here.

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