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Stars - Building Magic in the Air Gala

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Stars Air Ambulance held a very successful "Building Magic in the Air Gala" Saturday night at the Chateau Lacombe. The BTA Charitable Foundation acted as the Project Manager Sponsor of the Gala for the 8th consecutive year. Representing the Foundation, Delanee Daviau spoke about the Foundation’s long record of providing time and money to support Stars’ crucial lifesaving work. The Charitable Foundation has donated $680,000 to Stars to date.

BTA Charitable Foundation Present Stars Gala 2018

Read the full text of Delanee's speech:

Good evening, my name is Delanee Daviau and I am pleased to be here with you tonight from the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation joined by Members of our Board and our Volunteers.

2018 makes this the Foundation’s 17th year of operation, in those 17 years we have donated over 6.8 million dollars to over 60 charities in the province.

While trying to serve as many Albertans as possible we are faced with difficult decisions on who to grant donation requests to but… donating to STARS is never a hard decision.

For 8 years the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation has been the Project Manager Sponsor of this Gala. We don’t do it for the recognition, we don’t do it to be able to be here tonight, we do it because our members and their families and you and your families may one day need their services, and in times of tragedy, chaos and uncertainty we want to guarantee one thing- that STARS will be there.

The Unionized Construction industry in this province supports and will continue to support important lifesaving initiatives for the betterment of all Albertans. To date we have donated $680,000 to STARS, this has been made possible by the generosity of our Members and Stakeholders, not only financially but by volunteering their time.

BTA Charitable Foundation Present Stars Air Ambulance with cheque for $30,000, 27 September 2018

BTA Charitable Foundation Present Stars Air Ambulance with cheque for $30,000, September 27, 2018 Delanee Daviau is pictured second frm the right.

At the Building Trades of Alberta we fundamentally believe in Solidarity. The definition of Solidarity is: “unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest.” I think I am correct in assuming that those of us in this room share a feeling of Solidarity when it comes to supporting STARS in their success.

I would like to thank you all for joining us tonight for an evening of celebration and fundraising. Please get home to your families safely tonight by ensuring you have a safe and sober ride home.

Thank you.

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The Building Trades of Alberta coordinates and promotes the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrications industries.


Nationally, Building Trades of Alberta joins the other Provincial Councils that make up Canada's Building Trades Unions. Canada's Building Trades Unions, in turn, is a member of the Building and Construction Trades Department centred in Washington, D.C.

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