SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra Inc. is continuing its partnership with STARS air ambulance to sponsor its 2020 fundraising calendar. Viterra has sponsored the STARS calendar campaign since 2015 by covering the full printing costs of each of the more than 65,000 calendars sold across Western Canada every year.
STARS, is a shock trauma air rescue service that provides people vital care when needed. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, it operates 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at STARS’ Saskatoon base at an event with officials from each organization, employees and local media.
“As a company with a major presence in rural communities across Western Canada, we have witnessed the incredible impact that the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has had in the lives of our employees, our customers and their families,” said Kyle Jeworski, president and chief executive officer of Viterra North America. “We’ve been building on our partnership for the last several years, and all of us at Viterra are proud to work with STARS and assist them in its ongoing mission to save lives and provide hope when people are at their most vulnerable.”
STARS is a non-profit, charitable organization that relies on donations to operate. The calendar campaign is entering its 27th year and has raised millions of dollars to-date with over 425,000 door-to-door visits made each year.
“STARS is so proud to once again have Viterra as our partner for our calendar campaign,” said Andrea Robertson, president and CEO, STARS. “We truly value this long-term relationship that helps us share very important patient stories and ensures we are there for rural communities across Western Canada.”
The calendars will be available until December at most Viterra locations, as well as online at starscalendar.ca and at all STARS bases. Those interested in purchasing a calendar, or making a donation to STARS, can contact their local Viterra facility for more information.