Brandon University offers condolences following passing of Mitch Podolak

September 5, 2019

The Brandon University is saddened by the recent passing of Mitch Podolak, and offers condolences to his family and friends, and to all those who have been touched by his incomparable contributions to Canada’s music scene.

Podolak received an honorary doctorate from Brandon University in 2015, recognizing his service and leadership to Canada’s renowned folk festival culture. That same year, he was inducted into the Order of Manitoba. Podolak died late last month and his funeral was conducted at Chesed Shel Emes in Winnipeg last week.

Video of his funeral service is available online at