Canadian Sikh Heritage | 2011 Centennial Year of the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple
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2011 Centennial Year of the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple

In 2011, the community of Abbotsford, located on the unceded territories of Sto:lo people, commemorated 100 years since the Gur Sikh Temple and National Historic Site was built. The centennial year marked an iconic moment in Canadian history as community organizations came together with the Khalsa Diwan Society Abbotsford and the South Asian Studies Institute (then the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies) to commemorate the moment. Below you will see the timeline of commemorative events as well as related media during this significant year.

Events

Photo Exhibition

January 10, 2011

Photo Exhibition

Proclamation by Mayor at Abbotsford City Hall  

South Asian Readers’ and Writer’s Festival

March 29, 2011

South Asian Readers’ and Writer’s Festival

at Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV

Opening Reception of National Historic Site Sikh Temple Exhibition

April 13, 2011

Opening Reception of National Historic Site Sikh Temple Exhibition

at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Vaisakhi Luncheon

April 13, 2011

Vaisakhi Luncheon

Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association

Opening Reception of “Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century” Conference

May 5, 2011

Opening Reception of “Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century” Conference

at Centre for Indo Canadian Studies , UFV

Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century Conference & Temple Tour

May 6, 2011

Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century Conference & Temple Tour

at Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford

Constructs and Contradictions Undergraduate Conference

May 7, 2011

Constructs and Contradictions Undergraduate Conference

at Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV

Virasat Pioneer Gala

May 7, 2011

Virasat Pioneer Gala

at Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV

Starting Sri Akhand Path Sahib Prayer at National Historic Site

August 26, 2011

Starting Sri Akhand Path Sahib Prayer at National Historic Site

at Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford

Cultural Events

August 27, 2011

Cultural Events

at Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford

Bhog Sri Akhand Path Sahib Prayer, Jore Mela, Nagar Kirtan

August 28, 2011

Bhog Sri Akhand Path Sahib Prayer, Jore Mela, Nagar Kirtan

Outside Stage: Speeches by representatives/dignitaries of different faiths and different institutions VIP will address the audience and unveil Centennial monument Official opening and ribbon cutting by the chief guest of

Celebration of Punjabi Art and Culture Exhibition Opening Reception

September 23, 2011

Celebration of Punjabi Art and Culture Exhibition Opening Reception

at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

‌Diwali Celebration

October 26, 2011

‌Diwali Celebration

Community-wide

Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival-Sikh Documentaries

November 15, 2011

Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival-Sikh Documentaries

at Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV

Official opening of the Sikh Heritage Museum

December 17, 2011

Official opening of the Sikh Heritage Museum

at National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, Abbotsford. Closing ceremony of Centennial year with Lieutenant Governor of BC the Honourable Steven Point Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford