White City – STARS Air Ambulance’s annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraiser has launched for this year, and each year, there’s a representative from the oilpatch.
Dale Ziegler, president of Canadian Plains Energy, is taking up the torch (or perhaps the flare) for the oilpatch this year.
The other participants include JoeAnne Hardy, president, WBM Technologies; Sarah Johnston, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, GMS; Tyler Crozier, owner/operator, Crozier Ag; and Garth MacDonald, president and CEO, G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc.
“They asked me a few months ago,” Ziegler said from their new White City shop on June 15.
He noted the province got an extra reminder of the importance of STARS after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash a few months ago. “They help everybody,” Ziegler said. “What the hell, I better do it.”
Ziegler calls Francis home, and he’s a local volunteer firefighter there. They have done training to assist STARS, and he noted STARS has come to the community many times.
“They rely on the fundraising. That’s the only way they can stay in the air,” Ziegler said.
Ron Carson, who was a participant in Rescue on the Prairie several years ago, coaxed Ziegler to take part. They have worked together for many years.
Ziegler’s current goal is $50,000, but he said, “That’ll be the bare minimum. I hope to well exceed that.”
As of June 15, he had already raised $6,875. The Rescue on the Prairies takes place on September 13, 2018.
The link to the event website is www.rescueontheprairie.ca.
Ziegler’s personal page, where donations can be made, is support.stars.ca/goto/daleziegler.