Kapuskasing honoured an elder member of the community at town council.

Gilbert Peters was honoured by the town with the Senior of the Year Award given to him at council Monday.

Peters was selected for the award based off his tireless work with the Lumberjack Heritage Festival Committee, alongside his recent efforts pioneering the funding for a new pool in Kapuskasing.

Mayor Alan Spacek says Peters has given a tremendous amount of time and effort to many community events and organizations.

Spacek says Peters’ reach extends even beyond Kapuskasing as well, and the area is very fortunate to have a volunteer like Gilbert within the community.