The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has been bringing industry leaders together to raise funds for STARS Air Ambulance for 27 years. While the petroleum services sector always operates as safely as possible, it’s great to know that in case of an emergency, STARS is only a phone call away to support our industry, our communities and our employees. That is why PSAC has helped to raise more than $17 million for STARS through the PSAC STARS & Spurs Gala.
While the traditional gala format may not be feasible this year due to COVID-19 and its impacts on our economy, the commitment of PSAC to STARS remains the same. As a result, we have exciting plans to incorporate new socially distanced activities to raise funds for this critical service. Our theme this year is our Canadian values shared by our energy industry and STARS – an identity supporting the collective good from our hearts. Please stay tuned while we finalize the details of these activities.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sector within Canada’s energy industry. PSAC advocates for its members to enable the continued innovation, technological advancement and in-the-field experience they supply to Canada’s energy explorers and producers, helping to increase efficiency, improve safety and protect the environment. PSAC member companies represent a significant portion of the business volume generated in the petroleum services industry.
Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since embarking on the first mission in 1985, STARS has been driven by the goal of providing people with the vital care they need, when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, STARS incorporates innovative technology in all it does. The organization operates 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need their help.