Posted on Nov 21, 2017
Ralph Diegel was honoured as a recipient of the 2017 YMCA Peace Medal during the Peace Week 2017 luncheon on Monday.
The recognition comes as part of YMCA Peace Week, which runs from November 18-25 and invites people of all ages to reflect on peace, to talk, and to take action, individually and with others.
A special highlight of this week is the presentation of the YMCA Peace Medal to individuals who, without any special resources, have demonstrated a commitment to the values of peace through contributions made within their local, national or global community.


Ralph was recognized as a long-time North Bay merchant, honourable veteran, long-time member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23, Chairman of the 65 unit complex, Founder of Club 45, a supporter of the North Bay Figure Skating Club, and past President of the North Bay Rotary Club. Ralph joined Rotary in January, 1957.
Also recognized was Sarah Lashbrook (Honourable Mention for Youth), who will the North Bay club's 2018-2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Student.