HALIFAX - An influential Halifax community leader and former Citadel High school principal who died of cancer last year will be awarded with the YMCA's peace medal later this month.
Global News reports Wade Smith will be given a posthumous medal for his dedication to the principles of peace in the local, national and global community.
Smith died in June 2017 at the age of 50.
He was a highly respected basketball coach and received the 2017 Sport Nova Scotia Chair's Award for his contributions to sport in Nova Scotia.
Earlier this week, Smith's family accepted his posthumous order of Nova Scotia medal at Province House.
YMCA's across Canada present the medal to individuals or groups as part of November's Peace Week.
This year's ceremony will be held Nov. 22 at Pier 21.