Funeral Notice – Gursonia Kaur Kundi – May 30th 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the tragic loss of Gursonia Kaur Kundi. She passed away suddenly in an accident on Saturday May 22nd.   We offer our deepest condolences to her parents, mom Bobbie and dad Tony for the untimely loss of their beloved daughter and sympathies to Gursonia’s dear brothers Sunny and Rajan.

Gursonia was born and raised in Guelph and was her mother’s pride and joy.  She was always there with her mom and community in organizing and enjoying the Ladies Mela and participating in multicultural festivals. A fun, spirited, young lady lost too soon, but her sweet smile lives on in the hearts of all her friends, family and communities where she engaged.

No words can ease the pain of such a loss. She will be dearly missed by all her extended family and so many friends in Guelph, the Tri-cities,  GTA,  City of Edmonton and abroad.  May Waheguru bless her soul,  and give strength to all relatives and friends to deal with this heart-breaking fatality.

Even though personal visits are limited, we share our grief in the untimely loss of their loved one and convey our deepest regrets.  With COVID restrictions in place, a drive-through visitation service will take place in Brampton on Sunday and final prayers will be held at Oakville gurdwara sahib, with limited gatherings. The family appreciates your support and co-operation through this most difficult time.

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details
Kindly join online using the links provided below 

Funeral Service and Cremation

Sunday May 30th, 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Location:
Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre – Suite D&E
30 Bramwin Court
Brampton, ON L6T 5G2

Livestream link:
https://funerallive.ca/bcvc/viewing/kundi-may302021/

Paath, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
Sunday May 30th,  2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Location:
Halton Gurdwara Sahib
2403 Khalsa Gate
Oakville,  ON L6M 4J2

Obituary link:
https://www.bcvc.info/memorials/gursonia-kaur-kundi/4628391/index.php

Once again, we offer heartfelt sympathies to all relatives and friends of Gursonia Kaur.  May Waheguru give peace to the departed soul and the guidance and strength to the family to deal with the sad loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

410 Clair Road E Construction and Funding Update – May 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

The completion of the new gurdwara building on Clair Road is a highly anticipated event. The last phase of completion and inspections are really near. However, the pandemic has caused ongoing construction delays and a substantial loss of income.

Here are the some important updates to share with you.

Continuation of Operations During COVID

The 70 Stevenson St Gurdwara operation has been maintained
The new site construction has continued intermittently with lots of progress
The costs of labour and supplies have continued to rise throughout
The payments for the bills have been sustained and are ongoing
Unfortunately, as lockdowns persist, and with more than a year of limited gatherings and canceled gurdwara events, the financial situation has been strained and it needs immediate support from the sangat!

Fundraising and Funding Needs

From the beginning of 2020, appeals have been made to the sangat locally and in neighbouring cities to help us raise 1 million dollars to finish the construction.
Meanwhile, COVID started and that added an extra layer of financial challenges

Given the current situation: We are requesting the sangat to please help!
We need to raise $500,000 urgently through donations or loans!

How Can You Help?

In this strenuous scenario, we are asking the community to rise to the challenge for the Guru’s project!

A minimum of two year loans are needed! Example: personal credit line loans, or reverse mortgage etc.
The cost of borrowing (loan interest costs) will be covered by Guelph Sikh Society.

We are specifically pleading to those community members who are in a better financial situation to open up their hearts and make the greatly needed financial commitment asap please!
That’s exactly what Guru Nanak Dev Ji did when he chose to invest the 20 Rupees for community development rather than just adding to personal wealth! Spreading the wealth in the community means a sustainable, supportive and futuristic community. Indeed, the Sikh nation has risen to the challenge at time of COVID.
It takes great spirit to make the financial sacrifices needed to bring community projects to fruition as taught by our Guru Ji.

ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਕਿਛੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇਇ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਹੁ ਪਛਾਣਹਿ ਸੇਇ ॥੧॥
Gɦaali kɦaaī kicɦɦu haṭɦahu ḍeī ॥
Naanak raahu pacɦɦaañahi seī ॥1॥
One who works for what he eats, and gives some of what he has
O Nanak, he knows the Path. ||1|

We are grateful to those who have helped us in the past with personal loans ranging from $5000 to over $100, 000!
These individuals have chosen to put the Guru’s project ahead of their personal investments even if it meant personal financial sacrifices and simpler living.

May Guru Nanak bless us all the courage and chardi kala to take a big step forward financially at this critical time of need to finish the new home for our Shabad Guru Ji!

Please don’t wait for others. It is within each of us to do our part to give!

For questions or details on helping out with financial loans please contact:

Divinder Singh Grewal Or Satwinder Singh Khunkhun
or leave name and number at gurdwara at 519-822-1112
or send message via contact us.

Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form:

Guelph Gurdwara Pre-Auth Form with B-Cards Rev R2 Jan 10-2020

With your support, we look forward to this summer to join together in celebration of the new Gurdwara completion. Please give generously!

The entire community will truly cherish that moment to welcome the Soul and Living Guru, the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, at the new larger home to serve generations to come. Waheguru bless all!

ਜਿਨੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗਏ ਮਸਕਤਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਕੇਤੀ ਛੁਟੀ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
jinee naam dhiaaiaa ge masakat ghaal ||
naanak te mukh ujale ketee chhuTee naal ||1||
Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
and departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows
-O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord,
and many are saved along with them! ||1||

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Funeral Notice – Bibi Santosh Kaur – May 8, 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with our sincerest condolences that we announce the passing of Bibi Santosh Kaur Ji.  Santosh Kaur passed away peacefully with family at her side on May 1st at the age of 82.  We share our sympathies with Dolly and Bhupinder Singh and the entire family of Santosh Kaur.

Bibi ji immigrated to Canada in 1974, but had called Guelph home for about 30 years.  The community will miss her smile, gentle conversations and participation in regular gurdwara diwans. She cherished coming to the gurdwara and devoted her time to reciting Gurbani and to doing langar sewa,  right upto to pre-Covid. 

She will be greatly missed by her daughters Dolly and Dimpy, their husbands Bhupinder and Surinder, and her four grandchildren.  She also leaves behind a special friendship and sisterhood with Bibi Satwant Kaur ji which is rare to find. Her strong spirit and companionship was a blessing to her family and friends here and abroad.

This Saturday May 8th, the funeral service, antim ardaas and sehaj paath bhog and kirtan sewa will take place.   Please join with the family to pay respects using the social media links provided.  As we continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity is 10 persons at gurdwara and at funeral service.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

Even though personal visits are limited, we share in the loss of their loved one and convey our deepest sympathies. 

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details
Kindly join online using the links provided below

Funeral Service and Cremation
Saturday, May 8th 2021
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
At Kitchener Funeral Homes and Crematorium
3 Forwell Rd. Kitchener, Ontario  N2B 1W3

Family may be contacted directly for Zoom link to funeral service.

Paath, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
Saturday,  May 8th 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Guelph Sikh Society Gurdwara 
70 Stevenson St. South
Guelph, Ontario  N1E 5N4

Join on Gurdwara Facebook live stream

Read more at obituary link:

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to all relatives and friends of Bibi Santosh Kaur.  May Waheguru give peace to the departed soul and the guidance and strength to the family to deal with their loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

400th Parkash Purab Guru Teg Bahadur Ji – Best Wishes to All

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

We wish a most hearty congratulations on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji! Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on this auspicious occasion to each and everyone!

How can one begin to praise and describe the immortal love and compassion for humanity that Guru Teg Bahadur Ji bestowed. From childhood he cared for the disadvantaged and even gave his own gowns to the poor. Later he became a warrior on the battlefield fighting to protect and serve, hence earned the name ‘Teg Bahadur’ Ji.

The Guru Ji’s 116 Gurbani shabads tell us to praise the Almighty with each breath. The Guru Ji’s life truly exemplifies the parallel of living in worldly detachment of the mind, yet selfless service to humanity without any ego and every breath empowered by Name of the Almighty.

Chetna hai to chet lai nis din mai prani |
Chin chin audh bihaath hai phoote ghatt jio pani |
If you are conscious, then be conscious of the Lord
night and day, O mortal.
Each and every moment, your life is passing away,
like water from a cracked pitcher.
(Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, in transliteration)

In following the footsteps of the Guru’s wisdom, during this unprecedented pandemic, the Guru’s Sikhs and many charities continue to serve humanity with all kinds of langar including that of providing oxygen to those in need at this critical time in India. Dhan is Sis Gang Sahib Ji where Guru Teg Bahadur Ji made the ultimate sacrifice to save an entire community from extinction and to enable diversity and peaceful living.

Please join in the online for today’s Gurbani paath and kirtan in celebrating this historical day as we abide by COVID-19 protocols.

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream
onsite (70 Stevenson St. S) restricted capacity

Gurpurab: Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Saturday May 1st 2021

Sukhani Sahib Paath @ 8:45AM – 10:00AM
Katha: 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Kirtan: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Ardaas / Hukamnama: 11:30AM – 12 Noon

Sunday May 2nd, 2021
Regular Sunday Diwan

Gurbani -Sewa – Simran – It’s for the soul.

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

‘ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਿਮਰੀਅੇ ਘਰ ਨਉ ਨਿਧ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ।’
Teg Bahadur Simreay Ghar Nau Nidh Avey Dhayey.

Then I do remember the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, through whose Grace the nine treasures come running to my house.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Congratulation on Khalsa Sajna Divas and Happy Vaisakhi!

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Saadh Sangat Ji,

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well.  We wish you and your family all the best for Vaisakhi and congratulations on the Birthday of the Khalsa!

By listening to Gurbani and by practising Naam Simran we can strengthen our internal self and live in high spirits (Chardi Kala) no matter how difficult the scenarios we are facing.  In this way we can support each other and get through the most challenging time as did our generations past.  This is the essence of the Khalsa spirit.

Sangat ji, since we are in another wave of the COVID pandemic, we kindly request that you join us online.  The gurdwara is open for individual visits only, but once again, we ask you to limit any visits until we get through this wave.

Gurdwara Programs:

Guelph Sikh Society Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

onsite (70 Stevenson St. S) restricted capacity

Tuesday April 13th 2021 – Vaisakhi Day

Bhog salok @ 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Kirtan / Katha: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Ardaas / Hukamnama: 11:30AM – 12 Noon

Evening: April 13th
Rehraas: 5:30PM -6:00PM
Kirtan / Ardaas : 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

410 Clair Rd E, Construction Fundraising:
Construction has continued slowly during the pandemic and we are extremely close to completion. You can help by making a financial donation at this crucial final phase to cover existing construction costs and future mortgage payments.   Your ongoing support is appreciated. Thank you!

In the spirit of the Khalsa, we encourage each working adult to commit to a monthly donation towards the Guru’s project!  

Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form: 

Guelph Gurdwara Pre-Auth Form with B-Cards Rev R2 Jan 10-2020

‘Jau tau prem khelan ka chao. Sir dhar tali gali mori aao.’
If you wish to play the game of love, come my way, with your head on the palm of your hand.
(Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji  p.1412)

Deg Teg Fateh! Panth Kee Jeet!

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on the Birth of Khalsa!  

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

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Funeral Notice – Sardar Mohan Singh Suman – April 6, 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with our deepest sympathies we announce the passing of Sardar Mohan Singh Suman ji who passed away on March 27th with family at his side.  Our deepest condolences to Sardarni Mohinder Kaur Suman,  daughter  Manjit Kaur and son-in-law Amanjit Singh Sidhu and the entire family here and abroad for this difficult loss.

Sardar Mohan Singh with his wife,  arrived in Guelph in 2001 to join their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren here.  Mohan Singh ji cherised coming to the gurdwara and participating in weekly Sukhmani Sahib Paath sewa and hands-on sewa.   He enjoyed spending time with community members and having conversations with young and old.  He will be dearly missed by his family, relatives and colleagues here and abroad.

On Tuesday April 6th, the family will hold a limited capacity visitation, funeral and antim ardaas service.
Please note: Due to COVID, capacity restrictions are in place for funeral home and gurdwara. Gurdwara is limited to maximum 30 persons in total at this time. 

The service will be limited to family, close relatives and friends only.  Please see details below and join online where possible. 

The family would appreciate a phone call to pay your respects as personal visits at home are not allowed during this time 519-766-9009.  Once again we pay our dearest respects to the family. 

Visitation and Funeral Service 

Tuesday April 6, 2021

Location: Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel
206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4K3

8:00AM – 9:00AM:  Visitation and Prayers

9:00 AM:  depart for Woodlawn Cemetery (Crematorium)

762 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3Z1

9:30AM:  Prayers and Cremation at Woodlawn Crematorium

Post cremation depart for Guelph Gurdwara

70 Stevenson St. S. N1E 5N4 Guelph, ON

10:00AM – 11:30AM:  Paath and Antim Ardaas at Guelph Gurdwara

Please join live on gurdwara facebook
Guelph Sikh Society Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

read obituary link:

Death Notices

Once again, our sincerest condolences to the Suman  family and all relatives and friends. May Waheguru give peace to the departed soul and the guidance and strength to the family to deal with their loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Vaisakhi Sehaj Paath Sewa Aramb – April 1st 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

April 1st marks the beginning of Sikh heritage month in Ontario.  We congratulate everyone on this important month in Sikh history!  This year to mark Vaisakhi and the Birth of Khalsa, we are starting sehaj paath sewa on April 1st.  We do ask sangat to listen to paath online, and as allowed onsite in limited capacity and by adhering to COVID-19 measures in place.

Since COVID protocols could change at anytime please listen to Regional and Ontario government announcements. The gurdwara will adhere to any changing protocols.  We kindly thank you for your patience and utmost co-operation at this time.

Please note: 2020 Monthly Tax Donation receipts are available to be picked up at the gurdwara. If you would like them dropped off, please call gurdwara to make arrangement. 

Please see gurdwara programs below and have a Happy Vaisakhi!  Please keep safe.

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream
or onsite  (70 Stevenson Street South) as permitted with capacity restrictions. 

Sehaj Paath Sewa: Vaisakhi 2021
April 1st to April 13, 2021
Aramb: Thursday April 1st @ 10:00 AM
Bhog:  Tuesday April 13 @ 9:00 AM
 

If you would like to participate in paath sewa, please call gurdwara to schedule a time at. 519-822-1112.  We appreciate your support.

Sehaj Paath Sewa:  (In Progress)
March 29th to April 2nd, 2021 
In loving memory of S. Mohinder Singh Sandhu and Bibi Raghbans Kaur Sandhu
who passed away in April and August 2020.  

Aramb: Monday March 29th @ 10:00 AM
Bhog & Kirtan: Friday April 2nd @ 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Sewa by Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Neeru 

410 Clair Rd E, Construction Fundraising:
Construction has continued during the pandemic even though slower than expected. As Vaisakhi approaches we are very close to the final construction elements and getting ready for final inspections.  We need more financial support to help us get through the final phase.  We humbly request each working adult to make a donation towards our new Gurdwara construction. 

Please start or increase your monthly pledge. This is a must to cover current construction payments and future mortgage payments.  You can help by making a financial donation or a a financial loan. Thank you!
 
Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form: 

Guelph Gurdwara Pre-Auth Form with B-Cards Rev R2 Jan 10-2020

‘Satgur ki sewa safal hai Je ko kare chit laye’

Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding, if one performs it with his mind focused on it.

Sikh Heritage Month Website – virtual programming begins April 1st.
https://www.sikhheritagemonth.ca/

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Please stayed connected.

Funeral Notice – Bibi Ajit Kaur Raina – March 7th 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with sincerest sympathies we announce the passing of Bibi Ajit Kaur Raina Ji.  Bibi ji passed away peacefully on March 5th with family at her side.  We share our deepest condolences with Tirath Singh Raina,  and the entire Raina family for this sad loss.

Bibi Ajit Kaur lived in Guelph as part of the early Sikh families here. She was a devotee of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and portrayed a positive spirit in her daily life.   She leaves behind her extended family and will be greatly missed by her children, several grand-children,  and community members here and abroad.

On Sunday March 7th, the funeral service and antim ardaas sewa will take place in Kitchener.   Please join with the family to pay respects using the social media links provided, as we continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions for limited gatherings.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

Even though personal visits are limited,  we share in the loss of their loved one and pay our sincerest respects. 

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details

Please kindly join online using the links provided below

Funeral Service and Cremation
Sunday March 7, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
At Kitchener Funeral Homes & Crematorium
3 Forwell Road
Kitchener, ON N2B 1W3
Note: 30 Person Capacity

Followed by Antim Ardaas 
3:30 PM – 4:00PM
Kitchener Gurdwara (Golden Triangle Sikh Association)
2070 Snyder’s Road East
Petersburg, ON N0B 2H0

Obituary link:

Zoom live stream link : please see attached document

Sehj Paath Sewa will be started at the family’s home in Guelph and bhog and kirtan sewa will occur in the upcoming week at Guelph Gurdwara (70 Stevenson St S.).  

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Raina family and all relatives and friends.  May Waheguru give peace to the departed soul and the guidance and strength to the family to deal with their loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurpurab Guru Gobind Singh – January 20th 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

We wish everyone lakh lakh vadhaiyian on the Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji!  As a community we are proud to have a father that created the Khalsa panth and in doing so sacrificed his own father, mother and all four sons. We pay our tribute to Sarbans Dani Dashmesh Pitaa ji. 

ਵਾਹ ਵਾਹ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਪੇ ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ1]
vaah vaah gobindh singh aape gur chelaa ||1||
Hail, hail (Guru) Gobind Singh; He, Himself, is the Master and Disciple too.

Please join virtually on Wednesday January 20th to listen to Sehaj Paath Bhog and kirtan for the gurpurab. 

We do pray that everyone stays safe and abides by the COVID-19 protocols at this time:
Please note: the gurdwara is restricted to 10 persons at this time. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream

Sehaj Paath: Gurpurab Gobind Singh Ji
(70 Stevenson Street South)

Wednesday January 20th Bhog – Morning
Sehaj Paath Bhog: 10:00 AM
Kirtan and Ardaas: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM

Wednesday January 20th – Evening
Rehraas Sahib: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Kirtan and Ardaas 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sewa by Amolak Singh Janjua and family

Fundraising Sewa:
In celebrating the life and history of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, we encourage each working adult to make a financial donation to help finish the Gurdwara construction.  It’s a small sacrifice for the Guru that gave sacrificed everything for the Khalsa Panth. 

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਗੈ ਸੀਸੁ ਭੇਟ ਦੇਉ ਜੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਾਚੇ ਭਾਵੈ ॥
sathigur aagai sees bhaett dhaeo jae sathigur saachae bhaavai ||
I place my head in offering before the True Guru, if it truly pleases the True Guru.

watch the latest construction video:

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Reflections on Year 2020 – Welcome 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

In the year 2020, as communities and countries struggled with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, everyone adjusted, united and gained strength from each other to meet unprecedented challenges. 

As the year comes to an end, we look back on some of the major changes and milestones achieved by Guelph Sikh Society with ongoing support of the sangat.

Please read, reflect, and watch the latest construction video. We encourage everyone to make a year-end donation today,  or start the new year with a monthly pledge!   Your ongoing support is crucial to finish the construction.  Thank you kindly!  

GSS COVID-19 Changes and Community Fundraisers in 2020:
January:  Radio fundraiser done for gurdwara construction & ongoing costs.  Looking to raise $1 million plus.
March: Covid Lockdown in Ontario, schools closed, flights cancelled, work from home etc
March/ October/ December:  Donations of Food and supplies to Guelph Food Bank: totaling over 1600 lbs, with value of aprox $2500.
April: 1st Virtual Vaisakhi and Facebook livestream from gurdwara launched
May: Guelph General Hospital fundraiser:  $11,000 donated for Sikh Heritage Month
June:  Re-opening gurdwara with limited capacity, plexiglass barriers, masks and temperature checks
July: Virtual Canada Day Celebrations!
December:  2nd Covid lockdown in Guelph and surrounding municipalities.

410 Clair Rd Construction Milestones / Items Completed in 2020:

Main hall and lobby drop ceilings
Electrical work, lighting, wiring of sound, media room, security and sprinkler systems
Interior windows and doors, tiles, langar hall, drywall, painting and elevator
Stage work, palki and sach khand room
Rooms for jathas, bride & groom, library and multi-purpose rooms
Outside grading, paving, exterior decorations and cleanup
November: 1st Nishan Sahib raised at 410 Clair Rd on Hydraulic platform 
In progress: finishing of stairs, carpet, washrooms, kitchen and other finishing items

410 Clair Road Construction Fundraising:  
Donate Today to get 2020 Tax receipt!   Donate securely online via web, send an e-transfer,  or cash and cheques can be dropped off at gurdwara or arranged for pickup.    Your support is crucial to bringing Guru’s project to completion!

Don’t Delay, Donate Today!  Click on Donate TAB to see all options or  please call gurdwara at 519-822-1112 to speak to a designated person. Much appreciated!

See latest construction video:
410 Clair Rd Construction Video Dec2720

Please remain strong, and let the Guru’s words guide us.  Let’s finish the gurdwara construction we started 5 years ago!  

‘charan saran gur ek pai(n)ddaa jai chal satigur kot pai(n)ddaa aage hoi let hai ||’
A disciple who walks one step towards the Guru to take his shelter and goes to him with devotion and humility, the Guru advances to receive the devotee by taking million steps    
(Vaaran – Bhai Gurdaas Ji)

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream

(70 Stevenson Street South) 
10 person capacity restriction in place due to COVID Lockdown

Thursday December 31st 2020  Evening Diwan 
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rehraas Sahib, Katha and, Kirtan

Friday January 1st  2021-  Daytime Diwan 
9:00AM – 12:30 PM
Sehaj Paath Bhog
followed by Katha and Kirtan
sewa by students

As year end occurs, we pay respects to all those who have lost their lives. We give our thanks to all the first responders and caretakers who have worked tirelessly during this COVID-19 pandemic.  A salute to everyone for coming together, virtually and spiritually.  Let’s stay strong and continue to help those in need.   Kirit Karo,  Naam Japo,  Vand Chhako!
 
Stay safe, wear masks, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!
We wish everyone a very safe and prosperous 2021. Waheguru Bless all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh