It’s been 25 years since the nonprofit Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) took to Alberta skies in an effort to save lives, creating many amazing stories along the way. In celebration of this anniversary, STARS is asking people to share their stories on a new weblog at www.stars.ca. The blog will allow those touched by STARS to contribute their memories and interact with the STARS team. Stories may also be published (with permission) in the community newsletter Horizon and other STARS publications throughout 2010. Over the next several months, STARS will roll out other anniversary activities. STARS has flown more than 18,500 missions.
Renovations will limit access to the Red Deer City archives for the next two months. Starting on Tuesday, the archives will available by appointment only. Archives staff will remain on duty through the construction period and will be available to answer questions by phone, fax and e-mail. Janet Pennington, heritage and archives co-ordinator, expects normal service to resume on Jan. 4. To reach the archives, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 403-309-8403 or fax 403-309-8728.
Trustee leads group
Red Deer Public School District Trustee Lawrence Lee was elected as a director with the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta during a recent meeting. The Public School Boards’ Association is an alliance of 34 boards across the province that highlights the importance of public education. Dianne Macaulay was elected as chair of Zone 4 of the Alberta School Boards’ Association and will serve in her position with four other zone chairs from across the province. The Alberta School Boards’ Association advocates for public education in the province.