Through a unique online raffle, Albertans will be supporting STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) and the local tourism industry.
STARS provides rapid emergency care and transportation via helicopter for critically ill and injured patients.
“The COVID-19 situation has limited what Albertans can do and experience this year, which has hurt the province’s tourism industry,” said Debora Rice-Salomons, co-chair of Friends of STARS Experience Alberta (FOSEA).
“We are a group of volunteers who want to help raise spirits by giving people something to get excited about, while boosting tourism and supporting the life-saving work of STARS.”
The draw is in less than a month on February 1, with the chance to win one of 50 “Alberta Experience” prize packages that will take the winners to some of the province’s well-known and hidden treasures.
Sponsors from across the province have generously contributed more than $64,000 in prizes.