The McClocklin family have lived in Saskatoon since the early 1900s, sharing with the community through all its ups and downs. As Saskatoon enters a fresh period of growth, Tom and Diane McClocklin, with their family, are continuing to support the community through their generous contribution of $1 million dollars to Remai Modern’s capital campaign.
“We have a longstanding relationship with this city that has lasted more than four generations. In 2010, our company celebrated 100 years of doing business in Saskatoon,” Tom McClocklin says.
“Today, people are moving to Saskatoon from around the globe. We’re becoming a metropolitan centre, and this will be a world-class art museum.”
“All large cities have important public spaces,” Tom says. “We believe that Remai Modern will be a real focal point for the community, and we’re pleased to be able to offer our support. The Mendel Art Gallery has served us well, but now it’s time to nurture our vision of a multi-use museum that will inspire renewed artistic and cultural literacy.”
The McClocklins are particularly pleased that the museum is designed to offer a friendly, relaxed Prairie welcome to people from all walks of life, from high school and university students to families and business people. “The fireplace setting in the atrium is very appealing,” Tom says.
In recognition of their generous donation, the atrium will be named the McClocklin Family Atrium.
“Saskatoon is famous for its people who give generously of their time and money,” Tom says. “We really hope that other Saskatoon families will recognize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a world-class art museum. It’s wonderful when major corporations offer their support, but we encourage individuals and families to do so as well. Let’s all be involved in building a Saskatoon landmark for future generations.”