- (b. 1977)-
Luke Elwood grew up in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. He is the son of Maureen and Rick Elwood and has an older sister, Melissa (b. 1975). In 1986, when Luke was in Grade Three, the Elwood family were amid a court battle against the Halifax County- Bedford District School Board (HCBDSB, 1982-1996), who had been trying to halt Luke’s integration into his neighbourhood Atlantic View School. In May 1987, one night before the case was scheduled to go to trial, the Elwoods reached an agreement with the School Board. Luke would be allowed to attend Atlantic View School for another year, then move on through mainstream schooling with his peers. Along the way, Luke has made many friends within his community through various activities including swimming lessons and church groups. Luke has also been an avid goer to Big Cove Camp, where he has volunteered as a junior camp counselor.