Peter Elwick has received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of his many years of community service as a volunteer.

Elwick began his journey with Scouts in 1967 and continues to be involved with many aspects of Scouting.

He has a long list of volunteer contributions which include coaching hockey, baseball and football, and managing a soccer team.

Elwick was also the president of Glenwood Community Center for eight years and past president for a seven-year term. He was an executive of the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association, restoring and displaying vintage buses.

This veteran volunteer also gave time and energy for special events like the LPGA, the Lady Professional Golf Association tournament held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Summer Games in Winnipeg, the Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach, the Sylvan Lake Scout Jamboree in 2013.

He is the coordinator for scout trees in Manitoba. This was a dying program, but he was able to bring it back to life with his incredible dedication. Now, they plant roughly 10,000 trees a year in our province. As a youth, he served in the Church Vestry for five years and is an usher at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

The medal presentation took place last weekend at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Steinbach.

Also at the ceremony, Sheldon Borkowsky received the bar to the Medal of Good Service, and Steve Baxter was awarded the Medal of Good Service.