Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Shaheedi Gurpurab

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Today we observe the Shaheedi Gurpurab of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji who gave up his life for the freedom of religion and protection of human dignity. Please join in prayers and hands-on sewa at the Gurdwara for this weekend’s Akhand Path to commemorate Guru Ji’s Shaheedi.

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)

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path – Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Shaheedi Gurpurab
Aramb: Friday Dec 14th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bhog: Sunday Dec 16th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by all Sangat

Sunday Diwan
Date: Sunday Dec 16th, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Talwinder Singh and family

Sunday Diwan – Remembering Baba Sangat Singh Ji and all shaheeds
Date: Sunday Dec 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Amrik Singh Kainth and family

410 Clair Road Construction Fundraising:  

Please note: Committee members are going door to door in your neighborhood to ask for your support. Please open your home and hearts to help us raise immediate funds to pay for the ongoing construction costs. The costs for roofing, heating, flooring etc. are in progress.

This is the Guru’s project and your contributions will bring this project to a success!

TAX TIME 2018:You have a few weeks left‎‎ to get a charitable Tax receipt for year 2018. Don’t delay – donate today!

Use Your Connections: Please talk to families and friends over the holidays to help us raise funds. Ask them to give a gift of donation for the 410 Clair Rd project.

Online Donations: Anybody out of town can donate online securely via our website or by sending a cheque to the Gurdwara.

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

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurdwara Programs Dec 1st to Dec 9th, 2018

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We thank you for your generous support in the month of November. As the last month of 2018 approaches we look forward to your participation in the Gurdwara programs in December.

Please note, we have a surplus of following supplies at this time : Atta, Sugar, Rice, Salt, Tea bags, Daals, Milk.

We kindly request sangat in replacement of these items if possible, to make a financial donation going forward, so supplies that are needed can be purchased. If you prefer to bring supplies, please, call Gurdwara for list of supplies we are short on. Gurdwara has limited storage space and excess goes to waste, so we appreciate your co-operation and understanding on this matter.

Gurdwara Programs:

Sukhmani Sahib and Kirtan

Date: Saturday, December 1st 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa by Amandeep Singh Jassal and family

Sunday Diwan

Date: Sunday December 2nd 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa is available. Please call Gurdwara to book.

Sunday Diwan

Date: Sunday December 9th 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa by Jagminder Singh Kainth and family

Asa Di Vaar: Saturday Mornings 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Weekly Simran: Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

December is the last month to get a charitable tax receipt for 2018. Please donate by December 31st to get a tax receipt for this year. Your ongoing contributions will help us to finish the construction of our new Gurdwara. Thank you.

kahu naanak tin kau bal jaiee || jin kau prabh meraa bisarat naahee’

Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who do not forget my beloved Lord.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurpurab Of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Satguru Nanak pargateya miti dund jag chanan hoya||
With the emergence of the true Guru Nanak, the mist cleared and the light scattered all around

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan to everyone on the Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Please join us from Wednesday to Sunday this week for Akhand Path Sewa to celebrate this special occasion. We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the week.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path: Gurpurab Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Aramb: 
Wednesday Nov 21st at 8:00 AM
Bhog:
Friday Nov 23rd from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Sewa jointly by sangat.  Please Volunteer.

Akhand Path Sahib
Aramb: Friday Nov 23rd at 9:30 AM
Bhog: Sunday Nov 25th from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by sangat and Subway families.

Nishan Sahib Sewa: Saturday November 24th
10 AM: 70 Stevenson Street
Sewa by Manjit Singh Sidhu
11 AM: 410 Clair Rd E Site
Sewa by Dr. Talvinder Singh

Food Bank Drive:
We are currently conducting a Food Bank Drive. Please bring dry/canned (non perishable) food items or make a financial donation towards the food bank this weekend.

410 Clair Rd Fundraising:
In celebrating the life and history of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, we encourage each working family or working adult to make a donation towards our 410 Clair Rd Gurdwara construction.  Please start a monthly pledge if you haven’t yet.

Pragat Bhayee Sagle Jug Antar Gur Nanak Ki Wadaiaai
The Glorious greatness of Guru Nanak is Manifest, throughout all the ages.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurpurab Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We take this moment to congratulate Jolly Bedi for being elected as a public school board trustee for the Upper Grand District School Board.  We also thank everyone that participated in the democratic process last month.

As you may know, a school trustee is a vital role in our education system.  A trustee is a member of the board and is responsible for ensuring that each child’s success and that the success of the educational system is achieved in all areas such as curriculum, mental health and diversity.

Also, starting this Wednesday we celebrate the Gurpurab of our great founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.  Guru Ji has taught us to be compassionate, engaging and responsible citizens wherever we go and live. Guru Ji, has set the path for us to take positive actions to meet local and global challenges in the framework of Kirit Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Chhako.

We appreciate your support and participation in the Gurpurab programs from November 21st to November 25th.

Gurdwara Programs:

Sunday Diwan

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Sewa by Kulbir Singh & Jolly Bedi and family

Gurpurab Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Akhand Path: November 21st to November 23rd

Aramb: Wednesday Nov 21st at 9:00 AM

Bhog: Friday Nov 23rd from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Sewa jointly by sangat

Akhand Path Sahib: November 23rd to November 25th

Aramb: Friday Nov 23rd at 9:30 AM

Bhog: Sunday Nov 25th from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Sewa by Baljinder S Brar, Divinder  S Grewal, Jaswant S Khosa and families

Nishan Sahib Sewa: Saturday November 24th

10AM: 70 Stevenson Street

Sewa by Manjit Singh Sidhu

11AM: 410 Clair Rd E Site

Sewa by Dr. Talvinder Singh

Please continue to support our 410 Clair Rd fundraising efforts. Thank you.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Remembrance Day 2018

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day and we commemorate the Centenary (100 years) of the end of World War 1. Millions of soldiers from Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, India and other nations died in this gruelling war. We remember them and are grateful for all of their sacrifices.

We are also extremely honoured and proud of the thousands of Sikh soldiers who served selflessly and made the ultimate sacrifice in saving Europe. In recognition of their remarkable sacrifices, the Lions of the Great War statue was unveiled in Smethwick, United Kingdom. Please click on links at the end of email for more info.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path: November 9th to November 11th

Bhog: Sunday 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Sewa by Upinderjit Singh and family

Links for Remembrance Day events in Guelph and WWI Sikh soldiers:

The Lions of the Great War statue

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/4993/unveiling_of_lions_of_the_great_war_statue

Private Buckam Singh honoured in Kitchener

http://www.sikhmuseum.com/remember/

City of Guelph Remembrance

https://guelph.ca/seasonal/remembrance/

Please continue to participate regularly in Gurdwara programs and support the 410 Clair Rd fundraising efforts.

Thank you.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Celebrating Bandi Chhor Diwas – 2018

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We wish everyone a very happy Bandi Chhor Diwas. This day celebrates the release of Shri Guru Hargobind Ji and 52 other Hindu Kings from the Gwalior Fort where they were imprisoned by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Sikh community all over the world has been celebrating Bandi Chhor Diwas for hundreds of years.

We also wish all the Sangat a very happy and safe Diwali!

An all-day special program has been organized at the Gurdwara to celebrate this important day on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.

We kindly encourage Sangat to make a financial donation to 410 Clair Rd project in place of bringing sweets, sugar, milk or rice.

** There will be no fireworks at the Gurdwara premises. **

Gurdwara Programs:
November 7th, 2018: Celebrating Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali

DAYTIME:
Prakash and Nitnem: 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Katha and Kirtan Diwan: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

EVENING:
Rehraas Sahib: 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Kirtan Diwan and Dhadi Jatha Program: 5:00PM onwards
Snacks and langar will be served all day.
Your hands-on help is appreciated.

Our 410 Clair Rd fundraising is ongoing. Our dream is very close to reality!  
Don’t Delay – Donate Today!  

Please join in sewa and simran.  Gurbani – Sewa -Simran – It’s for the soul.

Thank You.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

A Tribute to the Shaheeds of 1984

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This week as we remember the shaheeds of 1984, we also share our sincerest condolences with the Jewish community for the innocent worshippers murdered in the Pittsburgh synagogue. This again, is an individual acting in hatred.

In 1984, Darbar Sahib, the holiest shrine for Sikh followers was attacked and many members of the Sikh Community were massacred. Following Indira Gandhi’s assassination, many more were killed or tortured in Delhi and other parts of India. No police or military showed up to protect those in need. We should not forget the tears of those victims who suffered these gruesome atrocities. Our fight for justice continues till this day.

Please join in sewa and simran from  Nov 1st to Nov 3rd  in the evenings to remember and pray for victims of genocide and hatred in India and around the world. The least we can do is remember. Remember also on November 11th  those who died serving and freeing citizens by sacrificing their lives for justice and freedom.

Nanak Nam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Gurdwara Programs:

Evening Simran

Dates:November 1st to November 3rd

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Remembering 1984 Shaheeds

Sewa is available

Sunday Diwan

Date:November 4th

Sewa by Bibi Ji Gian Kaur and family

EVENING Diwan (Wednesday)

Date: November 7th

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Celebrating Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali

Sewa is available

Please help us raise funds for our new Gurdwara. You can start a monthly pledge or donate online using link at bottom of email or in person.

Thank you.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Parkash Purab of Guru Ram Das Ji

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This weekend we celebrate Prakash Purab of Guru Ram Das Ji. Guru Ji served with love and devotion from childhood through to his entire lifetime.  As an adult and as the son-in-law to Guru Amar Das Ji, Jetha Ji never showed ego but continued to serve with kindness and humility and followed Guru Amar Das Ji’s orders without any complaints. This commitment to service with deepest humility earned him the Guruship and he became Guru Ram Das Ji from Jetha Ji.

Let’s take some time this weekend to be part of the Gurpurab and please note the several programs happening in the month of November. Your participation is appreciated.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path – Guru Raam Das Ji Gurpurab

Aramb:  Fri Oct 26th at 9:15am

Bhog:Sun Oct 28th at 9:15-10am

Sewa by Kulwinder S Atwal & Sukhdev S Chohan and families

Evening Simran

Dates:November 1stto November 4th

Time: 5:00PM to 7:30PM

Remembering 1984 Shaheeds

Sewa is available

Sunday Diwan

Date:November 4th

Sewa by Bibi Ji Gian Kaur and family

EVENING Diwan (Wednesday)

Date: November 7th

Time: 5:30PM to 8:00 pm

Celebrating Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali

Sewa is available

Please help us raise funds for our new Gurdwara. You can start a monthly pledge or donate online using link at bottom of email or in person. Thank you.

‘Meraa maat pitaa gur satigur pooraa gur jal mil kamal vigasai jeeau ||3||’

The Guru, the Perfect True Guru, is my Mother and Father. Obtaining the Water of the Guru, the lotus of my heart blossoms forth. ||3||

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

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Celebrating Baba Budda Ji’s Life

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This weekend we celebrate the birthday of Braham Giani Baba Budda Ji. Baba Budda Ji was chosen as the first Granthi by Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Baba Budda Ji was blessed with appreciation, understanding and respect from Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Baba Budda Ji served for more than 100 years up to the time of Guru Hargobind Ji. He was the humblest Sikh and was truly an embodiment of the Guru’s way of life.

Let’s come together to celebrate and honour those who recite and protect the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

 ‘Braham giaanee sadh jeevai nahee marataa ‘

The God-conscious being lives forever and does not die.

Gurdwara Programs:

Naam Simran: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Akhand Path: Celebrating Baba Budda Ji’s Life

Aramb: Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 9:30AM
Bhog: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 9:30AM

Sewa jointly by sangat and Amarjit Singh Grewal & family

Please remember the new Gurdwara construction needs ongoing funds to help us finish the electrical, plumbing, roofing and all remaining work. Your donations go a long way in making all of this possible. Please continue to fundraise and donate generously.

Our dream is becoming a reality, Don’t Delay – Donate Today!

How can you help: 

  • Book langar, diwan and Akhand Paath sewa for upcoming weekends or annual events
  • Help on Sundays to make langar and perform cleaning routines.
  • Commit to 2-3 hours a month of sewa and make it happen!

‘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.

We thank those families and individuals who continue to provide their valuable time.

Thank you.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurdwara Programs Oct 13th to 14th, 2018

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

As the fall season begins and days get colder,  we hope everyone is preparing for this seasonal change and as always we look forward to sangat’s support and participation in the upcoming Gurdwara programs.  Please call the Gurdwara if you would like to book sewa in the future months.

Please join this Saturday from 3 to 5 PM for Sukhmani Sahib path and the regular Sunday diwan. The families appreciate your participation during these programs.

Gurdwara Programs: 

Saturday Diwan: Sukhmani Sahib Path
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Sewa by Charanjit and Shankuntla Talwar and family

Please join the Talwar family for prayers in the loving memory of their beloved son Shubham, brother to Shuchi.  Family humbly requests sangat’s participation during these prayers.  Thank you for your support.

Sunday Diwan

Date: Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Sewa by Harpal Singh Kooner and family

Waheguru Simran

Every Thursday from 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Asa Di Vaar
Every Saturday from 6:00AM to 8:00AM

Please remember the new Gurdwara construction needs ongoing funds to help us finish the electrical, plumbing, roofing and all remaining work. Your donations go a long way in making all of this possible. Please continue to fundraise and donate generously.

Thank you.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh