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.
McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Center today announced a major collaboration with a leading philanthropic foundation to contribute to the province’s commitment to enhance cancer care. This initiative, the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), aims to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer.
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.
The MUHC Foundation is proud to announce that hockey star Mathieu Darche has raised $2,226 as a guest on the game show Le Tricheur on TVA. From December 10 to 15, he competed against Quebec celebrities Stéphane Archambault, Jean-François Baril, Réal Bossé, and Benoit Gagnon, with each competitor raising money for the charity of their choice.