Mendel Supporters : Do you know where your donations went? Print

From the StarPheonix, January 12, 2013

When Camille Mitchell donated to the Mendel Art Gallery expansion back in 2007 she thought the money would go directly to the gallery named for her grandfather, Fred Mendel. She was surprised, then, when her name showed up on a website listing her as a donor to the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan - a project she strongly opposes. 

"I don't know where that money went or why I was on that list," the prominent actress said. "I didn't want anyone in Saskatoon to think I was supporting this move." 

Mitchell has been a leader in the movement trying to save the existing gallery and has been funding the group's website at savethemendel.org. When she donated money, she says, it was to help expand and renovate the existing Mendel, not to help fund the building that will replace it.

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