Abbotsford’s Sikh Museum Opens!

Abbotsford celebrates the opening of what is likely the first Sikh history museum in Canada in the 100-year-old Gur Sikh temple on South Fraser Way. Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point was the chief guest along with local politicians for Saturday’s official opening ceremony. “There are no other museums (on Sikh history) in the country. There are exhibits but not a museum in itself that caters to Sikh heritage,” said Navneet Sidhu, a project coodinator with the University of the Fraser Valley. The museum will feature photos and artifacts donated by local Indo-Canadian families, including a few who had uncles and grandfathers settle here almost a century ago. The project has been two years in development and is supported by federal government funds, through Canadian Heritage.

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