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On November 2, 2008, Oxfam Canada launched the Jack and Muriel Duckworth Fund for Active Global Citizenship at a celebratory concert and reception marking Muriel Duckworth`s 100th birthday in Halifax.
The Fund celebrates the inspiring leadership exemplified by Canadian activists, Jack and Muriel Duckworth. As a couple and individually, they moved thousands to speak out for universal peace and social justice.
Muriel was Canada`s most enduring champion of peace, the environment and women`s rights.
Oxfam is proud to have earned her support.Muriel was an active supporter of Oxfam`s work and mission since our beginnings in Canada in 1963.
`The celebration to mark Muriel Duckworth`s 100th birthday and to launch the Fund was a great success," writes Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada's Executive Director.
"Up to 1,000 people, many of them long-term activists and community leaders, gathered at the Cohn Auditorium at Dalhousie University for a concert and cake and a moving tribute to the ideas and the values that Muriel embodies. There were many grace notes in the program with more than100 performers taking to the stage. The gathering had a tremendous sense of community and commitment."
Thegoalis to raise$1 million by 2012.
Watch `Muriel`s Song` as performed at the Concert by the 100 voices choir.
Composed by Rose Vaughan and Cheryl Gaudet, Arranged by Scott Macmillan
Watch other great videos from the event: