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STARS, March 27, 2023 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – STARS and Sturgeon County celebrated a monumental milestone on March 23 at the STARS base in Edmonton.
The county was recognized as the first municipality in central Alberta to contribute more than $500,000 to STARS and have its logo unveiled on one of STARS new H145 helicopters.
While this milestone is new, the relationship between STARS and Sturgeon County is not. Since 2006, the County has donated a total of $550,234 to STARS to help protect its communities and citizens.
“This is what we mean when we say STARS was built by the community, for the community,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO.
“We hope everyone in Sturgeon County feels a sense of pride when you see your logo on the helicopter, knowing that you are helping us save lives. We are very grateful for this support and this solid relationship.”
“We are proud to support STARS and the lifesaving work it does, both in our community and throughout Alberta,” said Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “Contributions to STARS help keep their helicopters in the air, which means our residents and our neighbours continue to have access to critical medical care when they need it most.”
In the past year, STARS carried out 3,515 missions across the Prairies, with 1,667 from Alberta bases and 22 to Sturgeon County alone. Many of the missions carried out by STARS in Sturgeon County have been coordinated with Sturgeon County Protective Services as valuable partners in providing critical care.
Sturgeon County’s ongoing commitment makes an impact and helps STARS deliver critical care to its residents, ensuring they have access to care when they need it the most. About 90 per cent of Alberta’s rural municipalities support STARS and Sturgeon County is proud to be one of them.
About Sturgeon County : We start things here. And we’re never satisfied with the status quo. We are closely connected with all our neighbours—and we work together to drive this place forward. This place has deep roots. Our communities are made stronger by those who made it home. The First Nations peoples who first marked trails here.
The Métis for whom this is an ancestral homeland. And the settlers who have worked the same soil for over a century. Generations of history have gotten us to where we are today. We are a place of opportunity. We’re developing diverse industries that take advantage of rich soil, natural resources, and progressive economic ideas. People are innovating across the board—on family farms, in the Industrial Heartland, and in emerging projects like clean energy and agribusiness. The jobs of the future live here, in perfect balance with our rural way of life.
About STARS : STARS was born from the conviction that no one should go without the care that could save their life. Operating 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg, STARS is your best hope in a worst-case scenario. If you need critical care, our mission is to be there for you — physically or virtually — in whatever capacity we can help. Because when it comes to the next patient who needs us, it’s never too far.
STARS Air Ambulance Airbus H145D2
Sturgeon County Logo on STARS H145D3 helicopter