The Kate McGarrigle Fund
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, join the McGarrigle and Wainwright families as they unite in Kate’s hometown of Outremont for a special benefit concert in support of The Kate McGarrigle Fund at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation. Back-to-back concerts will be performed at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West), with the first beginning at 6:00 p.m., and a second show starting at 9:30 p.m. To purchase your tickets, please click here.
On Wednesday, August 7, family, friends, and loyal supporters of Kate McGarrigle gathered to pay tribute to this legendary Canadian musical icon at the inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle. Located on Laurier Avenue between Querbes and Durocher Avenues in the borough of Outremont in Montreal, this small park is just steps away from Kate’s former residence.
On August 7 at 7 p.m., the North American premiere of the film Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will be screened at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West, Montreal). Directed by Lian Lunson and starring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle along with other special guests, this documentary celebrates the life and musical career of renowned singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Tickets for this must-see film are $10, and can be purchased by clicking here.
The MUHC Foundation is proud to announce that the Kate McGarrigle Fund was the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Luminato Arts Festival. Born out of the cultural and creative energy of the city of Toronto, the Festival was officially launched in June of 2007, and this year’s edition took place from June 8-17.
The MUHC Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Cristiano Ferrario is the 2012 recipient of the Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award. He will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue his training and research in identifying molecular biomarkers that can be used to target specific tumors in cancer patients.
When Quebec born folk singer Chris Rawlings heard the news of Kate McGarrigle’s passing, it got him thinking. He remembered the time that he recorded a song with Kate’s sister, Anna McGarrigle and her band the Mountain City Four, and the memories came flooding back.
On June 15, 2012, a tribute concert for the late Kate McGarrigle, one of Canada’s most iconic folk singer-songwriters, will be held at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the Luminato Arts Festival. Kate’s family and friends, including her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and her sisters Anna and Jane, will be joined by special guests Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Peggy Seeger, Robert Charlebois, and others for this very special evening.
On Monday, April 23 2012, The What Four and Friends, a collection of the late Kate McGarrigle’s longtime friends and musical partners will gather at La Sala Rossa at 4848 Boulevard St-Laurent to perform a very special benefit concert in honour of this iconic singer-songwriter.
On Sunday, December 11, Montrealers were treated to an exceptional evening of entertainment as the 2011 edition of the A Not So Silent Night: Christmas with the Wainwrights and McGarrigles concert was held at the St-Denis Theatre.
On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the 21st edition of the Research Institute of the MUHC Awards was presented at the Sofitel Hotel. Over $2 million in research grants was awarded to 85 well-deserving investigators, including Dr. Philip Wong, this year’s winner of The Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award, which supports teaching and research in Oncology.
It is with heavy hearts that the MUHC Foundation announces the death of one of its strongest supporters, Kate McGarrigle.
As a tribute to the care that she received at the McGill University Health Centre, Kate McGarrigle established the Kate McGarrigle Fund at the MUHC Foundation.
The McGill University Health Centre Foundation warmly thanks all donors to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, whose contributions will help us help others make a stand against cancer.