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Mitchell Holash, QC
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Mitchell Holash received his B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981 and followed up with receiving his J.D. in 1984. Since that time, Mitchell has dedicated himself to the enhancement of our provincial community for more than 30 years as a successful and active lawyer in many high profile litigations, arbitrations and public hearings, and as a community volunteer. He has been recognized at the local, provincial and national levels for his contributions in the fields of justice, culture, recreation, health care and education in communities across Saskatchewan.

He has served as Chairman of the Saskatchewan Police Commission, and as a professional representative on Saskatchewan Justice's Northern Justice Review Committee. He served two terms as a District Governor of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, chaired its Judicial Liaison Committee, and continued as a member of its Provincial Court Liaison Committee. Mitchell was awarded the professional distinction of Queen's Counsel in 2010.

In 2009, Mitchell was appointed provincially to the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Honours Advisory Council (currently serving as its Chairman) and nationally to the Oversight Committee for the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat. He was named to the Board of Directors of the SaskPower Corporation in 2010 by Order in Council, and chaired its HR and Labour Relations Committee. In 2015, he was appointed Board Chairman for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, another Saskatchewan Crown Corporation.

Within his home community, Mitchell has chaired several remarkably successful initiatives that have changed the face of Prince Albert, including projects that have established the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, the expansion of Prince Albert's Western Hockey League arena, the Art Hauser Centre, and the Alfred Jenkins Field House.

He received provincial appointment as a Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board (2003-09), and has served as the founding Chairman of the Prince Albert Arts Board (1995-2012), as the inaugural Chairman of the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts Governance Committee (2003-2012), as Chairman of the Alfred Jenkins Soccer Field House Project (2007-2010), as Chairman of the project funding for the reconstruction of the Art Hauser Centre Arena for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders (2005-2006), as a founding director of the Saskatchewan Health Excellence Awards (2003-present), and as a founding director of the Wanisca First Nations Arts Festival (2007). He is a trustee of the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts (2007-present), and has been an active executive member for the Board of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, as well as Chairman of its Induction Selection Committee (1997-2000).

Named Prince Albert's Citizen of the Year (2003), Mitchell has also been distinguished by receiving the Saskatchewan Association of Community Planners Community Development Award (2004), the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005), the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (2006), and the Prince Albert Sportsman of the Year Award (2014).

Mitchell's wife Sheila (nee Buettner: B.A. 1982/B.Ed. 1987) teaches in Prince Albert and is also active in their community. They enjoy together three sons, Conor, Brenner and Kienan.