REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Viterra Inc. ("Viterra") is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance (STARS) to sponsor its 2017 calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year's campaign kicked off at Viterra's Crossfield, AB grain facility at an event with officials from both organizations as well as farm customers, employees and local media.
"STARS provides hope when people are at their most vulnerable. The service not only provides immediate access to emergency medical care, but peace of mind knowing that across Western Canada, help is close at hand," said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. "Through their tireless efforts, STARS has touched the lives of many, including our employees, our customers, and their families. At Viterra, we're proud to continue our significant support of this critical service and look forward to building on the success of last year's campaign."
"Not only is the STARS calendar campaign our second largest single fundraising program, it's one of the best ways we can showcase our Very Important Patients," said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO. "The 2017 edition features bold artwork and compelling success stories about a few of the patients we've cared for across Western Canada recently."
"We are grateful for the vital support we receive from families, communities and organizations like Viterra," said Robertson. "Every year, we impact the lives of thousands of patients and we simply couldn't do it without their support. We look forward to continue building a long and meaningful partnership."
The calendars will be available until December. Those interested in purchasing a calendar, or making a donation to STARS, are encouraged to contact their local Viterra facility for more information.
Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.