Muriel Boyle was a highland dancer, teacher, and judge in Saskatoon from 1921 to 1954. She was an accomplished competitor, winning numerous medals and awards across Western Canada. Following her competitive dance career, she opened her own dance school, where many of her students also became accomplished highland dancers. In addition, she took an active role in her community by assembling dance shows that could be enjoyed by the public at large. Muriel Boyle directed the Scottish country dancers for 17 years and continued to enjoy and participate in dancing until her passing in 2003.

Upon her passing in July 2003, Muriel Boyle bestowed a gift from her estate upon the Saskatoon Highland Dancing Association. With this gift, she wished to reward Saskatoon highland dancers for their achievements in competition, community service, and the highland dance experience.