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Janet and Art Postle

Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Janet and Art Postle learned the value of sharing. They’ve carried on the tradition of community involvement as an example for their four children and five grandchildren.

Since retiring—he was CEO of Federated Co-operatives Limited, and she was a teacher—the Postles describe themselves as full-time volunteers.

Art is a director of a local Rotary Club, and takes a turn delivering Meals on Wheels. Janet is board chair of Queen’s House. They are avid supporters of the Meewasin Trail, St. Paul’s Hospital, the Saskatoon Symphony, Persephone Theatre, and most recently Remai Modern.

To acknowledge the Postles’ generous, $100,000 donation to Remai Modern, the main-floor space linking the museum with Persephone Theatre will be named for them.

It’s the perfect tribute. They decided to contribute to Remai Modern when they realized it is a sweet spot, a very special place linking downtown, the river, and their beloved Meewasin Trail.

“The museum has stunning views of Second Avenue, the riverbank and the trail you’d never see otherwise,” says Art. “It will make us appreciate our city in new ways.”

Getting that unique perspective “gives you a real sense of pride in the city,” Janet says.

“Remai Modern is more than an art museum,” she adds. “It’s important to the fabric of our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of that.