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Canadian Sikh Heritage Website Sponsors

Canadian Sikh Heritage brings the  unique history of Canadian Sikhs alive through the support of Canadian Culture Online, Government of Canada, the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford, the Canadian Sikh Heritage Research Team, WebSix: the web developers, as well as supporters from the local community and the University of the Fraser Valley’s South Asian Studies Institute.

As you explore this website, there are a number of detailed sections, some of which will provide you with an understanding of the history of the first Sikh pioneers to migrate to British Columbia, their amazing life stories, experiences, and accomplishments; and finally, the major role which the Khalsa Diwan Society and the Gur Sikh Temple has played in such an intrinsic and colourful history.

The focus of the website centers around the establishment of the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford as a National Heritage Site of Canada. However, in order to understand the full context of British Columbia’s past, please do explore the sections explaining the history of Sikhism and the Passage to Canada, which includes interviews with Sikh settlers and images from their past. We hope that in exploring the many aspects of this website, that you will gain a live, visual, and historical understanding on the 100 year history of Sikh migration to British Columbia and the significance of these events to the framework of Canadian history.