The STAR Grand Finale Video will be on display from December 20th, 2023 to January 3, 2024

Originally created and aired in 2021.

In this hilarious and touching video, the Wakefield Puppets share a little bit about the people, places, pets, causes and more that were honoured with STAR Cards and why saying thank you matters.

Despite having to shut down one week early due to the pandemic, the STAR project lite up our community, the Kaffé and our hearts raising $5005.00 for the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund. Organizers of the STAR project are blown away and deeply moved by the deep generosity from this community.

Written, directed and edited by: Nadia Ross
Technical director and collaborator: Rob Scott
“Michael” played by Michael Clarke
Puppet by cj fleury
Puppeteer: Rob Scott
“Tom” played by Tom Werbo
Puppet by George Acheson
Puppeteer: Nadia Ross
“Sheena” played by Sheena Turcotte
Puppet by Hannah Ranger
Puppeteer: Nadia Ross
Interpreters played by:
Renée Richard and Nadia Ross
“We Found Love”
By Wayne Hunter

The STAR project is now over. Thanks to all who participated in this live art installation and made the experience so touching!

  • A community art project and fundraiser for the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund at Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield Quebec

  • December 2021

Fill out this STAR card, and we’ll get it up on the walls of the Kaffé and stay tuned! We’ll be sharing stories in a special video in the near future (sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch).

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How to Donate to the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund.

When you press SUBMIT after filling out the form, you will automatically be taken to the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund donation page where you can choose how much you would like to donate. Thanks in advance to all who give and participate!

You can donate without filling out the form.

To donate without filling a STAR CARD or to find out more about the fund, go to:

What is STAR?

STAR is a fundraiser for the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund, a community art project and a celebration of the person in your life who gave you a hand when you needed it the most.

The Wakefield Community Emergency Fund has been there to bring hope and relief to local families facing emergencies in the Wakefield Community. That hope and relief has helped to change the course of people’s lives. Many of us are lucky enough to know that moment – the act of kindness that lifted you up, the generosity that helped you heal – sharing our stories is a great way to inspire communities that value it.

Purchase an artist’s hand-made STAR ornament at Kaffé 1870 and fill out the STAR CARD, where you can share a little bit about your story and the person who helped you out when you needed it the most.

STAR CARDS will hang in the place of the ornament you have purchased and taken home.

You can also donate any amount of your choice and fill out a STAR CARD if you just want to give and share your story. We’ll hang those up with honour as well!

Kaffé 1870 patrons will be invited to read the cards over the month of December and some stories will make their way into future tributes that we’ll share live and online with communities here and everywhere.

This fundraiser, community art-making project and celebration of the star in your life happens for the entire month of December 2021 at Kaffé 1870.

All star ornaments have been generously donated by an artist, known to Wakefield, who wishes to remain anonymous. All financial proceeds and donations go to the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund. All stories may end up in STO Union future projects.

STAR project partners are:
Wakefield Community Emergency Fund
Kaffé 1870

STO Union gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts for its ongoing support.

Canada Council for the Arts Logo
Wakefield Emergency Fund