Parkash Purab Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Programs to September 6, 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Please join in celebrating the inauguration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji as our living Guru Ji. Sehaj path sewa will  start August 24th and continue to September 6th.  Sangat ji,  please participate in the reading of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji during this sehaj path sewa. Please call gurdwara to book a time slot to read on site,  else listen live on gurdwara Facebook.

The hukam given by Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji  for all Sikhs was to read and follow Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as their source of empowerment and spiritual enlightenment.

‘Agya bhai Akal ki tabe chalyo panth
Sabh sikhan ko hukam hai Guru manyo Granth’

Gurdwara Programs:

August 24th to September 6th, 2020
Parkash Purab Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Sehaj Paath Sewa

Aramb: Monday Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM
Morning Daily :  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bhog: Sunday Sep 6th @ 10:00 AM
followed by katha and kirtan
Sewa jointly by sangat

Sunday Diwan: August 30th, 2020 
Sukhmani Sahib Path, Katha & Kirtan
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM regular diwan
Sewa by Parminder Singh & family 

410 Clair Road Construction Fundraising:  
Please note: Committee members are actively fundraising in your neighbourhood.  We are in the final stages of construction and your generous donations are must to bring it to completion!

Our dream is becoming a reality, Don’t Delay – Donate Today! This is the Guru’s project! 

‘Dhur ki bani aayi tin sagli chint mitaayi’
The bani of His word emanated from the Primal Lord,  it eradicated all anxiety

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Funeral Notice – Bibi Raghbans Kaur Sandhu – August 14 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with our deepest condolences we announce the passing of  Bibi ji Raghbans Kaur Sandhu, wife of late Mohinder Singh Sandhu.   Raghbans Kaur passed away peacefully on August 8th with family at her side.  Our sincerest condolences to daughter Neeru ji and son Mandeep Singh and the entire Sandhu family here and abroad for this sad loss.

Mr. and Mrs. Sandhu came to Guelph in 1994 to join their daughter and family here.   ‘Bibi Sandhu’ was how she was mostly known to the gurdwara community.  She enjoyed coming to the gurdwara and greeted everyone. She also would do hands on sewa in the kitchen and langar area regularly.  She will be missed greatly by her family and the community.

Please read further details to join with the family to pay final respects during their time of loss. Thank you.

Sehaj Paath Sewa at Guelph Gurdwara (in progress)
Sun August 9th to Sun August 16th

Aramb: Sunday August 9  @ 2PM   (in progress)

Bhog & Antim Ardaas & Kirtan at Guelph Gurdwara
Sunday August 16 @ 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: 70 Stevenson St South
and Guelph Sikh Society Facebook page

Visitation: open to community 
Tues August 11 & Wed August 12 , 2020
Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM

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

please join onsite following Covid-19 protocols as per Funeral home

Funeral – Cremation (Private)
Friday August 14th @ 2PM
Private Cremation at Woodlawn Cemetery ( Crematorium)
762 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3Z1

obituary link: http://www.wallcustance.com/notices2.aspx?notice=22723

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Sandhu 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

Sikh Motorcycle Club Visit to Guelph General Hospital July 26 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Over the summer months, as more places continue to open up in Ontario , we hope that you and your families continue to be be safe and healthy.  Please enjoy summer safely and responsibly so that we can win the battle against COVID-19.

This Sunday, the members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club of Ontario will be riding through Guelph.  The Sikh Motorcycle Club will be making the round at Guelph General Hospital as a token of appreciation for the heroic work done by all First Responders and the Front-Line Workers in our area.   If you are a licensed motorcycle rider,  you are a welcome to join them at Guelph Gurdwara at 11:00 AM before they depart for the hospital at noon.

Sikh Motorcycle Club of Ontario website link:
http://smcontario.com

Sunday July 26th : Guelph Tour by Sikh Motorcycle Club of Ontario
11:00 AM   arrive at 70 Stevenson St South (Gurdwara)
12:00 PM   depart for Guelph General Hospital
12:15 PM to 12:30 PM   arrive at hospital for the motorcycle round

Gurdwara Programs:

At gurdwara site:  70 Stevenson St South
and online live at Gurdwara Facebook Page

Sunday July 26th  2020 – Sunday Diwan
Sehaj Paath Bhog / Kirtan 10AM to Noon

Sewa by Ravinderpal Singh Rai and family

July 26 to August 2  2020 Weekly Sehaj Paath Sewa 

Aramb: Sunday  after diwan approx 11:45AM to 12:15PM

Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bhog / Kirtan: Sunday August 2nd 10AM to Noon

Sewa by Gursewak Singh and family

Please listen live and share with friends and family.  If you would like to book sewa,  please call gurdwara sahib at 519-822-1112.

We are thankful to all families who have booked sewa in the past months.  May Waheguru Bless All!

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Happy Canada Day – July 1st 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Happy Canada Day! The year 2020 marks the 153rd anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.  Let’s take a moment to celebrate and think of everything we are blessed with,  in Canada.

We can also learn from the past and continue to work even harder to keep building a strong, united nation for all of us who call Canada home.

Let’s do our part to keep Canada safe, healthy,  vibrant and strong from coast to coast to coast!

‘God keep our land
Glorious and free
O Canada we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada we stand on guard for thee!’

We can learn more about Canadian history and participate in the virtual celebrations by using links below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2020/06/canada-day-2020-celebration-plans-unveiled.html

https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/10054841-guelph-s-canada-day-celebrations-looking-a-little-different-thanks-to-covid-19/

Gurdwara Programs:

Please join onsite and on facebook live for gurdwara programs

June 28th  to July 5th – Sehaj Paath Sewa  in progress
Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bhog / Kirtan: Sunday July 5th 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Sewa by Rajinder and Pinky Dhanju and family.

Important Reminder:
June 14, 2020 : COVID -19 Update – Gurdwara has reopened to sangat in limited Capacity (30%) with New Guidelines and Safety Protocols – For details click link below:

http://guelphsikhsociety.ca/covid-19-update-re-opening-of-gurdwara-in-limited-capacity-with-new-guidelines-june-14-2020/

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Funeral Notice – Sardar Gurmail Singh Chahal – July 3, 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with our deepest sympathies we announce the passing of Sardar Gurmail Singh Chahal Ji.  Gurmail Singh Ji passed away peacefully on June 26th with family at his side.

We share our sincerest condolences with Mrs Chahal,  daughter Rajwinder Kaur and son-in-law Urmal Singh Gill for this sad loss.  Sardar Gurmail Singh Ji will be missed by his family and friends here and abroad.  We pay our deepest respects to Chalal and Gill families for this difficult loss.

Sehaj Paath sewa has been started. Please join with the family to pay respects using the gurdwara facebook link provided, as we continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions for limited gatherings.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details

Funeral Service – Cremation (Private)
At Kitchener Funeral Homes & Crematorium
3 Forwell Road  Kitchener, ON  N2B 1W3
Friday July 3rd, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Bhog and Antim Ardaas
At Guelph Gurdwara    (plus gurdwara facebook livestream)
70 Stevenson St. South, Guelph, ON N1E 5N4
Sehaj Paath Bhog, Kirtan, Ardaas
Friday,  July 3rd,  2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Guelph Gurdwara Facebook live stream
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

obituary link:
https://www.kitchenerfuneralhome.com/memorials/gurmail-chahal/4250557/index.php

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to Chahal and Gill families 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

Funeral Notice – Sardar Harjit Singh Lamba – June 23, 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Sardar Harjit Singh Lamba ji.  Harjit Singh Ji,  passed away peacefully on June 20th with family at his side.  We share our deepest sympathies with Sardarni Gurinder Kaur ji,  son and daughter-in-law, Apundeep Singh and Dr. Prabhleen Kaur and the entire Lamba family for this difficult loss.

The Lamba family moved from Brampton to Guelph in 2018.  Not only was Sardar Harjit Singh a MBA graduate, but he was a devoted sikh.  He practiced in his life the principles of remembering Waheguru, honest living and sewa to the community.  Living by these principles, within a short time in Guelph, the family has shown their commitment to both sewa and simran.

We know that Sardar Harjit Singh will be missed,  but we are grateful to have the Lamba family in the local community as they continue to serve the community professionally and as humble servants of the Guru.

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 condolences.

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details

Funeral Service – Cremation (Private)
At Kitchener Funeral Homes & Crematorium
3 Forwell Road  Kitchener, ON  N2B 1W3
Tuesday June 23rd, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Final Prayers and Ardaas
At Guelph Gurdwara    (plus gurdwara facebook livestream)
70 Stevenson St. South, Guelph, ON N1E 5N4
Tuesday June 23, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

June 24 to June 26 2020 – Akhand Paath Sewa  
location: at family residence  (private)
Aramb: Wed June 24th  10:00 AM
Bhog : Fri June 26th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Friday June 26  – Kirtan and Ardaas after bhog
location: Guelph Gurdwara   (plus gurdwara facebook live stream)
70 Stevenson St. South, Guelph N1E 5N4
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM  (EST)
Kirtan, Katha and Ardaas

obituary link:
https://www.kitchenerfuneralhome.com/memorials/harjit-lamba/4246361/index.php

Gurdwara Facebook live stream
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

Once again, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire Lamba 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

COVID-19 Update – Re-opening of Gurdwara in Limited Capacity with New Guidelines – June 14 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We are pleased to announce that the government of Ontario has allowed places of worship to re-open within a limited capacity setting.  By using safety measures and physical distancing at the gurdwara,  we can participate in onsite diwans, plus protect each other,  and engage safely with community members, once again.

Important Note: For the re-opening, additional changes and controls have been put in place at the gurdwara (70 Stevenson St. S). 

Provided below is a list of changes, DOs and DO NOTs,  so we can all keep safe!  May Waheguru Bless All! 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Remember gurdwara is open 7 days a week so visits can be made at different times to minimize gatherings.

Changes Implemented
Capacity limited to 30 percent of building. Approximately 60 people at one time in the building.
Designated area outside of building is marked with red paint to stand at safe distance.
Plexiglass barriers have been installed at reception desk, parshaad table and langar table
One way traffic arrows marked inside building.
Spaces are marked off 2 metres apart in diwan hall and langar hall.
Washroom entry reduced to 2 persons at one time.

(Please follow these rules)  
DO 
DO keep physical distancing from others!  Keep safe!
DO keep safe distance when sitting, standing, talking, and during langar service.
DO follow arrows marked to move inside and outside of building upon entry and exit.
DO wash hands with soap upon entry.
DO use sanitizer as needed.
DO bring your own ramaal or head covering.  If use ramaal from gurdwara, put into laundry basket to be washed.
DO bring your own mask if you prefer to wear mask inside.
DO stay close with your family or those coming in same car.
DO consider sitting together as a family in marked spots instead of separating to opposite sides.
Do keep background noise to a minimum during live stream sessions.

DO NOT
Do NOT sit in unmarked areas, these are gaps for safe distance.
Do NOT crowd doors and entry ways.
Do NOT shake hands with others.
Do NOT hug others.
Do NOT unnecessarily touch surfaces
Do NOT visit gurdwara if you or family member is sick and showing any signs of cold, flu or other COVID related symptoms.

Note:  Capacity controls will be enforced and maintained going forward.  For example,  if more sangat comes than capacity allows, then some members may have to wait in cars or outside until others leave.

As regulations and scenarios change,  measures may be updated keeping safety and the protection of the sangat as a top priority. Your support is appreciated.

Gurdwara Programs:
Virtual Facebook Livestream and
Onsite Diwan (in restricted capacity with new safety measures)

Sunday June 14,  2020 – Sehaj Paath Sewa Bhog
Morning Paath:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Bhog / Katha / Kirtan:  10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Sewa by Baljinder Singh Brar and family.

June 14 to June 21 2020 – Sehaj Paath Sewa 
Aramb: Sunday June 14 11:45AM – Noon
Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bhog / Khatha / Kirtan: Sunday June 21st 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Sewa by Gurpuneet Singh and family 

Please do follow the government and gurdwara protocols so we can continue to move in the right direction. We are all grateful to have this opportunity to get back into the company of Guru’s sangat. 

We pray you and your families remain safe and healthy.

We will continue live stream on gurdwara Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Funeral Notice – Bhupinder Singh Maghera – June 7th 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with our deepest sympathies we announce the passing of Sardar Bhupinder Singh Maghera Ji.  Bhupinder Singh Ji passed away peacefully on June 3rd with family at his side.  We share our sincerest condolences with Sardarni Parmjit Kaur Maghera and the entire Maghera family for this difficult loss.

Mr. Bhupinder Singh Ji arrived in Canada in the year 1972.  He and his family have lived in Guelph for the last 45 years plus.  He was an active participant in the Guelph gurdwara events, right from the days when the community would rent a school to have monthly kirtan diwan.  He continued to support Guelph Sikh Society and the new gurdwara construction project.  The community will miss him and we are very grateful to the many years of service and support he has provided.

On Sunday June 7th, the cremation and antim ardaas sewa will take place for Sardar Bhupinder Singh Ji.   Please join with the family to pay respects during these final ceremonies using the social media links provided below.

We appreciate your co-operation,  as we continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions for limited gatherings and social distancing.

Even though personal visits are limited,  we share in the loss of a loved one and offer our sincerest condolences.

Funeral Service and Antim Ardaas

Please kindly join online using the links provided below:

Funeral Service – Cremation
At Kitchener Funeral Homes & Crematorium
Sunday June 7, 2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Zoom live stream link :
https://zoom.us/j/2434425541

Paath, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
At Guelph Gurdwara
Sunday June 7, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Gurdwara Facebook live stream
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

obituary link:
https://www.kitchenerfuneralhome.com/memorials/bhupinder-maghera/4232441/index.php

Click for PDF file link

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Maghera 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

Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Diwas – May 26 2020 – Programs To June 7

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

Today,  May 26th marks the Shaheedi Diwas of Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.  Please join on Facebook Live for evening paath and Kirtan program and sehaj paath sewa  to remember the remarkable sacrifice and martyrdom of our beloved Guru Ji.

Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.  The Guru’s vastness of spirituality and humility cannot be put into words. We can only recite the Guru’s shabads in appreciation and remembrance.  Let’s pray together for ourselves and the well being of all. 

ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੈ ॥

teraa kee-aa meethaa laagai.
O Waheguru! Your actions seem so sweet to me.

ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਂਗੈ ॥੨॥੪੨॥੯੩॥

har naam padaarath naanak maaNgai. ||2||42||93||
Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||42||93||

We pray that you and your families remain safe and healthy.

We can truly appreciate the Shabad Guru in this unprecedented time.  We also must remember all the sacrifices of June 1984 and years beyond. Lest we forget!

We are so very grateful that Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji compiled the Adi Granth in 1604 and left us with thousands of Gurbani hymns and verses of spirituality, empowerment and insights.

Please continue to listen to Gurbani on gurdwara Facebook live stream.
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

Gurdwara Programs:

Remembering Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi

Tuesday May 26th 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Paath, Katha and Kirtan program

May 31st to June 7th – Sehaj Paath Sewa 
Aramb: Sunday May 31, 2020 at 11:45AM
Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bhog: Sunday June 7, 2020 at 10:00AM
followed by Katha and Kirtan
Sewa jointly by group of families.

May 24 to May 31st – Sehaj Paath Sewa  in progress
Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bhog / Kirtan: Sunday May 31st 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Sewa by Dharampal Goyal and family.

Please remember we are still operating in a restricted COVID-19 scenario and the gurdwara is still not open for regular gatherings  We appreciate your patience during this pandemic.

Many thanks for your kind donations for Guelph General Hospital!
See video link   https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/videos/550059175652357/

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sikh Heritage Fundraiser and Programs from May 10 to May 17 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

The month of Vaisakh is closing out and so is our Sikh Heritage month fundraiser.   By giving back and supporting our local hospital, we can show our support and make a difference in our community.  The stress and strain on the front line workers and all staff has been tremendous as they have been taking care of the community during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a moment to donate. We are short by $3500 from our target of $11,000. We are blessed in Canada for our healthcare system.  Do not wait, please donate!

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy.  Please continue to listen to the weekly sehaj paath sewa on Facebook live.

Sikh Heritage Month Fundraiser
For The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital
April 25 to May 11th, 2020
Target is to Raise $11,000 
Send e-transfer to: gssdonor@gmail.com
Message text as:  ‘Sikh Heritage’

For cash or cheque donations:
Please contact members below. We will arrange for pickup.
S. Darshan Singh Jassal : 519-546-9456
S. Jagdev Singh Toor : 519-835-4013

 

Gurdwara Programs:

Facebook Live Stream Only

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

Sunday May 10th 10 AM to 11:45 AM
Sehaj Paath Bhog, Katha and Kirtan:
Sewa by Kuldip Singh Sidhu and family

Sunday May 10th  12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Sehaj Paath Bhog,  Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
for Bibi Ji  Sukhdev Kaur Gill
Sewa by Kiranpreet Singh Gill and family

May 10 to May 17th – Sehaj Paath Sewa 
Aramb: Sunday May 10  11:45 AM – Noon
Morning Daily:  6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Evening Daily:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bhog / Kirtan: Sunday May 17th 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Sewa jointly by group of families.

Stay safe, pray for all,  listen to Gurbani.  Happy Mother’s day!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh