The results are in! This year’s CEO Rescue in the Rockies was a great success, raising more than $365,000 for STARS in a single day.

This year’s Alberta business leaders whose fundraising and wilderness prowess were both put to the test included:

  • Tim Harvie, president and CEO at Southbow Farming
  • Mark McNeill, president and CEO at Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and Master Flo Valve Inc.
  • Quinn Holtby, founder, president and CEO at Katch Kan
  • Reid Johnson, President at Core Network Solutions Inc.

It was not a typical day for the CEOs, who took time out of their busy schedules to raise valuable donations for STARS. The day started off with the participants getting picked up in a helicopter from the Calgary Peace Bridge helipad and dropped off at a remote mountain location in Kananaskis Country. Surrounded by the beautiful yet unpredictable wilderness of the mountains, the CEOs faced a series of challenges, including a readiness, survival and STARS medical challenge. The most important challenge of the day saw the CEOs using only their cell phones to collect donations from colleagues, friends, family and fellow philanthropists to raise $100,000 each before they were “rescued” by a STARS air ambulance helicopter.

Thank you to all of this year’s participants and all of the donors and supporters who made this event a success.