Polar plunge raises more than $70 thousand for STARS

A frigid fundraiser hosted by a seed business at Domain, Manitoba has raised more than $70 thousand for STARS air ambulance.

19 people from the seed industry and broader agriculture community, including RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner, plunged into a hole cut in the thick ice on the Pitura Seeds farm pond on Friday afternoon. All the proceeds from the polar plunge are being donated to STARS and the HEART, the Hutterian Emergency Response Team, which was on hand with the MacDonald fire department to ensure everyone stayed safe on the frozen water. (Donations can still be made up until April 1, here.)

After warming up, Kelvin caught up with Tom Greaves of Pitura Seeds and Tracy Mowdy with STARS to talk about the event and the importance of STARS for Canadians living in rural parts of the Prairies. Check out their conversations, as well as highlights from the polar plunge:

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