Saskatchewan’s new Lieutenant-Governor Russ Mirasty is the latest patron of the Regina Coin Club (RCC).
Mirasty, who was officially sworn in as the province’s 23rd lieutenant governor on July 18, is the RCC’s third patron following Vaughn Solomon Schofield (2015-18) and W. Thomas Molloy (2018-19).
The RCC received an official notice from Mirasty’s private secretary Heather Salloum this August, and a framed copy of the letter as well as Mirasty’s official portrait was displayed at the RCC’s Fall Show and Sale on Oct. 19-20.
A member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Mirasty had a 36-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is the first person of Aboriginal descent to be appointed as Saskatchewan’s lieutenant governor.
As Lieutenant Governor, Mirasty is the personal representative of the Queen of Canada in the province and is responsible for granting Royal Assent to provincial laws as well as summoning and dissolving the provincial legislature.
Lieutenant governors are appointed by the federal government for a minimum of five years, but there’s no fixed term of office.