The Government of Canada today announced a $65 million commitment to replace STARS aging aircraft. The announcement was made by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at STARS Edmonton base.

MPs with CEO, VIP, Flight Crew: Members of Parliament are joined by Andrea Robertson, STARS CEO, a STARS VIP- Very Important Patient, and the Flight Crew for a photo opportunity.

Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation has provided $680,000 in financial support to STARS over the years and has hosted the annual Building Magic in the Air Gala for 8 years.

STARS provides critical medical help and rapid transport to those most in need. STARS has flown more than 40,000 missions in Western Canada. BTA Charitable Foundation knows that if our members or their families ever need these services, STARS will be there.

Congratulations to STARS on this important funding initiative.

Delanee Daviau, representing the BTA Charitable Foundation, attended the announcement.

(Left to Right): MP for Edmonton Centre, Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues; MP for Regina-Wascana, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Amarjeet Sohi, MP for Edmonton- Millwoods, Minister of Natural Resources

News crews gather to discuss the announcement.