On April 25, fourteen members of the Leduc Happy Homesteaders square dance club visited the S.T.A.R.S Air Ambulance facility in Nisku, AB.
Host Sheyanne Levall-Crouse gave a presentation about the history and function of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society along with some statistics. Members learned, for example, that STARS has facilities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; that the group has flown 39,000 missions since 1985, an average
of eight missions per day; that it costs millions of dollars to run, with 20% funding from Alberta Health and 80% funded by corporate sponsors and organizations such as our club; that STARS was an integral part of the emergency response team in Humboldt immediately after the recent bus tragedy there.
Following the presentation, the group had a chance to pose for a group funding photo:
The dancers also had a chance to look around the hangar and talk with Doug, one of the flight engineers who keep the ‘copters up and running.
The Homesteaders have been long-time supporters of STARS, holding an annual fund-raiser dance. This year, the group raised over $2000
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