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About Us

THE SHOOTING STARS FOUNDATION... PRODUCING STELLAR RESULTS!

Since 1985 Starry Night has dazzled audiences with the best of Canadian and International Talent, earning it the reputation as one of the finest annual events in Vancouver, Canada.

The Shooting Stars Foundation was incorporated in 1995, growing out of the success of Starry Night, one of Western Canada's longest running, most successful theatrical and musical AIDS fundraisers.

We have expanded our mandate to include community and corporate partnerships to create new special events for more fund raising all year round. Our special events and community partnerships generate money for HIV/AIDS direct service organizations. We do this so that these organizations might be relieved of the burden of fund raising, allowing them to concentrate on delivering and enhancing services.

MISSION STATEMENT

As a non-profit organization, our mission is to raise funds in our ongoing support for front line AIDS organizations that provide supplemental health care, food and shelter to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

VALUE STATEMENT

In pursuit of our mission, we are committed to raising funds for organizations serving communities of Persons living with HIV/AIDS.

BRIEF HISTORY

Starry Night began as a musical theatre fund raising event in 1985 at the Arts Club Main Stage Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Producer David Harrison, who was Funds Developer for The Arts Club Theatre, realized an AIDS epidemic was quietly claiming the lives of many of Vancouver's population. He enlisted the help of some of the city's talent to put on a show. It was not an easy task. Many artists did not want to be associated with the production for fear of stigmatization and it was difficult to secure corporate sponsorship.

One person who readily agreed to participate in the first show was Kendra Sprinkling. She continued her support as a featured vocalist until David, diagnosed with AIDS could no longer carry on. Fearful of the future of the event he asked Kendra to produce and direct Starry Night. In 1996, David Harrison lost his battle with AIDS. Then Kendra, with a committed Board of Directors, founded the Shooting Stars Foundation.

HOW WE OPERATE

Our board of directors is responsible for the policies and practices of the foundation. The foundation oversees the receipt and distribution of funds to frontline AIDS Organizations.

PAST BENEFICIARIES INCLUDE:

  • British Columbia Persons With Aids Society
  • A Loving Spoonful
  • Wings Housing Society
  • Positive Women's Network
  • McLaren Housing Society
  • Food For Thought Society

 

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