The year 2011 was a busy one for Sikhs, as they celebrated the centennial of the national historic site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford.
Dec. 17, 2011 was an important day as B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point officially opened the Sikh Heritage Museum at the Gur Sikh Temple with its first-ever exhibit.
It is the first museum of its kind in Canada. The first exhibit, called “100 years of Settlement and Integration,” highlighted stories of pioneers and included family portraits and pictures of old mills and the workers.
The public is now invited to the opening of the second exhibit at the museum entitled “Punjab – The People, The Land, The Legacy.” This exhibit highlights paintings of pioneers by local artist Manjit Singh Sandhu as well as Punjabi artifacts and family photographs.
The exhibit is now open at the Gur Sikh Temple (33089 South Fraser Way).