VANCOUVER, BC, Canada—A new, unique and exciting program to honour Sant Teja Singh’s amazing life and contribution to the Sikh and South Asian community of BC is being planned in Vancouver.
Students aged 13-18 from all over the Lower Mainland are invited on Saturday, July 4th from 9:00am-7:00pm to take part in a bus tour of several Sikh Heritage sites from Abbotsford to Vancouver. The day will be filled with education, fun, engaging speakers, and of course, great food! Registration is $10, and availability is limited, so sign up as soon as possible! 604-209-1664 or e-mail [email protected]
Heritage sites we are visiting will include:
– Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford Heritage Gurdwara
– Site of Bhai Mewa Singh’s hanging
– Bhai Bishan Singh Memory Band
– Komagata Maru Museum, Vancouver
– Site of first Gurdwara in North America
– Vancouver Art Gallery/Provincial Courthouse – site of Hopkinson’s death
– Komagata Maru Memorial, Harbour Green Park
Upon registration, you will receive information of pick-up/drop off times and locations, as well as other necessary information.
Sant Teja Singh was a saint, scholar, and worldwide activist who worked tirelessly for the betterment of the Sikh community, within and outside itself, through most of the 20th century. Sikhs around the world, particularly in North America, owe a great amount of their success as a community to pioneers like Sant Teja Singh, who lead the community to great heights through very difficult and challenging times.
This program is a joint effort between Gurmat Center Abbotsford, Guru Nanak Academy, Akal Academy Surrey, Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, SFU Sikh Students’ Association, UFV Sikh Students’ Association, and UBC Sikh Students’ Association