Harold Mitchelmore was born in Saskatoon in 1922. He attended elementary school at Victoria, Westmount and Caswell. He played school hockey while attending Tech and also played midget and juvenile hockey on Saskatoon's westside.
Harold became involved in sports, first as a Lions Club representative with the Lions speed skating club. It was with the Lions that he timed most of the local races and later the major meets.
He became a director of the Saskatoon Hilltops 30 years ago, was the club's secretary from 1971 until 1973, its president in 1974, and was timekeeper for most of the Hilltop games and junior football playoff games for more than 20 years.
He became a director of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, was involved in the Knights of Columbus Indoor Games and has been a photo referee, track referee or walk judge over the last 30 years.
Harold has officiated at all of the Saskatchewan Summer Games, the 1971 Canadian Winter Games in Saskatoon and the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games in Regina. He is a Level 5 international track and field official and has officiated at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, the 1978 British Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, the 1983 World Student Games in Edmonton and the 1987 World Junior Games in Sudbury.
Harold was honorary director of the Knights of Columbus Games in 1991 has been honored with the Dairy Foundation Special Merit award, the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association award, the Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition award and is on the Canadian Track and Field Association's Wall of Fame.