For more than a decade, Crescent Point Energy has provided funding to support STARS Air Ambulance in its life-saving mission to bring emergency medical services to rural and remote locations.
And this year Crescent Point is again stepping up as a Presenting Sponsor of the 27th Annual PSAC STARS and Spurs Gala, which is being delivered as a virtual program this year.
Crescent Point has provided nearly $6 million in funding to support of STARS over the last decade.
“As the lead and founding donor in launching STARS’ Saskatchewan operations, we are proud to have played a role in bringing emergency medical services to the province,” says Crescent Point president and CEO, Craig Bryksa. “STARS Air Ambulance provides an opportunity to save lives and better serve patients and their families, particularly those in rural and remote areas. They provide helicopter emergency medical services for critically ill and injured patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week across western Canada.”
“We believe support for this essential service is critical now more than ever,” Bryksa adds. “Through the COVID-19 pandemic we have learned the importance of having access to emergency medical care. STARS remains mission-ready at all six of their bases across western Canada to respond in real-time. Their highly trained medical crews and helicopters provide fast, critical care while following all health and safety protocols.”
Crescent Point’s involvement with STARS is part of its broader effort to serve the communities where it operates. As a company, Crescent Point says it is committed to building strong communities by supporting its three corporate giving pillars:
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Community Infrastructure
“Our community investment program is one of the ways we foster a long-lasting, positive impact in the communities where we live and operate,” says Bryksa. “Since inception, we have committed over $30 million in community investment programming and we look forward to supporting our communities into the future.”
At Crescent Point, safe operations are paramount. Its safety culture is centered on the belief that all jobs can be done safely, and that safety is not to be compromised.
“Our partnership with STARS reiterates our commitment to safety and helps promote these values within the broader community,” Bryksa says. “This year marks our 10-year anniversary supporting STARS and the residents of Saskatchewan. We couldn’t be more proud to commit to another $1.5 million over the next five years to show our continued support for their critical services.”
This is the 27th year the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has hosted the STARS and Spurs gala, one of the largest fundraising events benefitting STARS each year. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the gala has gone virtual with events running until the end of May 2021. The virtual gala video including entertainment will be released for viewing on Feb. 27 at 6:45pm MST at www.starsandspursgala.ca, the 50/50 lottery will take place in May 2021, and the live industry auction will be at the end of May 2021.