Ellen (Wilkins) Grewcock – Athlete/Builder

Sports is life for Ellen (Wilkins) Grewcock. She was a strong athlete in the sports of fastball, curling, basketball, tennis and badminton and has become a civic force and mentor in organizing, officiating and administering sports of all types.

As an athlete Ellen played fastball in Prince Albert from 1966-74 winning 3 gold and 3 silver provincial medals with the Key Realettes and Browne Motor Dusters. She returned to fastball to play from 1985-98 winning numerous city titles, and provincial and Western Canadian medals with the Kalinowski Clippers, Shooters, Gateway Mall and a number of teams out of Saskatoon. Ellen won the Provincial Batting Championship while a member of the Dusters in 1973. She also played Huskie Basketball at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ellen’s enthusiasm and passion for the sport led her to become one of the most active and well respected sports people of her, or any day. An abbreviated list of organizations Ellen has been involved with include: Buckeye’s Senior Hockey (Manager), National Vet Cycling Championships (Chair), Nancy Greene Ski League (Director), 1992 Saskatchewan Summer Games (Friends of Track & Field raising over $200,000 to install the Harry Jerome all-weather track), 1997 Provincial Track & Field Championships (Commissioner), 2001 Small Cities Basketball Championship (Commissioner), 1999 Western Canada Games (Results Chair), 2002 Canadian Sports Olympics (Track Results Chair), Sports Council (Director), 2000 Saskatchewan Summer Games (Track Coach), Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame (Vice-Chair, Chair), Saskatchewan Officials Committee, 2003 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships, 2004 K of C International Track (Results), 2004-09 Saskatchewan Games Council (Director), 2005 Sled Dog Indoor Track Meet (Official), 2005 District Provincial Track Championships (Official), Hershey Meet, 2006 Regional High School Basketball Playoffs (Commissioner), 2006-09 Saskatchewan Games Council (Member at large), 2003 become a registered official with Saskatchewan Amateur Basketball Organization, 2008 Canada Summer Games (Mission Staff for Team Saskatchewan), 2008 Saskatchewan Athletics (Director), 2009 Provincial High School Track Championships (Commissioner) and 2009 Sask Sport (elected to Board and chair of Sport Funding Committee).

Ellen also has been recognized with the 1999 University Women’s Club Scholarship, 2002 Bob Adams Foundation Service Award, 2003 Woman of Distinction Award for Sports, Health and Fitness and the 2007 Official of the Year sponsored by Sask Athletics.

Athletes and Athletics at Carlton Comprehensive High School have excelled with Grewcock’s organization and support. She attends every sport event she can and follows her student-athletes intently.