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Submitted by WSO Editor on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 07:31
WSO's Senior Policy Advisor S. Gian Singh Sandhu attended the Police Officer of Year Award ceremony in Surrey on the evening of Oct. 5, 2011. The Surrey Board of Trade puts these events on every year to showcase community policing. The awards recognize excellence in policing and focus on excellent role models, not only for fellow police officers but also for the entire community.
When he was a boy, his classmates threw eggs at him the first day he worea turban to school. Today, Sarj, as he’s known to his friends, is moved to tears when he thinks about how his beloved city has grown to embrace his culture.
SURREY – July was such a big month as far as celebrations go. It’s really is the start of summer, as the weather really warms up around this time.
We also have some of Surrey’s biggest events happen during the month of July. Specifically, I am talking about the City of Surrey’s Canada Day celebration and the Fusion Festival. Read more »
1904: The arrival of the first wave of Sikh immigrants. The census listed 258 Sikhs. Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Holy book was first brought to Canada by Bhai Arjan Singh. The scriptures were located at a house in Port Moody.
1905: For the next three years, 5,000 Sikhs came to Canada.
1906: A house was rented in Vancouver to start a Gurdwara or Sikh place of worship.
1907: Foundation stone of the Gurdwara for Khalsa Diwan Society was laid at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver. Read more »
Vancouver — From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 10:03PM EST
Last updated on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 4:18AM EST
Nineteen-year-old Gursimran Kaur puts gender equality and fighting domestic violence at the top of her agenda as a new member of the management committee at one of the largest Sikh temples in North America. Read more »