Maagh Month Simran – Radio Fundraiser – Programs to January  26, 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This Tuesday we commence evening simran that will continue 7 days a week for the month of Maagh in memory of the 40 Muktey.

‘Maagh majan sa(n)g saadhooaa dhooRee kar isanaan ||’
In the month of Maagh, let your cleansing bath be the dust of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

‘Har kaa naam dhiaai sun sabhanaa no kar dhaan ||’
Meditate and listen to the Name of the Lord, and give it to everyone.
(Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Ang 133)

Please take advantage of the many benefits of Naam simran and meditation.
Also note below the radio fundraiser happening this Monday.

Gurdwara Programs:

Simran every evening Jan 14th  to Feb 13th, 2020
Rehraas Sahib: 5:30PM to 6:00PM
Waheguru Simran: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Sunday Diwan: Jan 19th , 2020
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Jivtesh Singh and family

Sunday Diwan:  Jan 26th , 2020
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Iqbal Singh and family

Radio Fundraiser on Monday January 13th , 2020:
Please tune into 530 AM radio station  at the following times on Monday.
11am to Noon
2pm to 4pm
6pm to 8pm

Please support the 410 Clair Road gurdwara construction project and ask your families and friends to contribute. 

Satgur Ki Sewa Safal Hai Je Ko Kare Chit Laye

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Parkash Ustav of Guru Gobind Singh Ji – Programs to January 12, 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We wish everyone Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan on the Prakash Utsav of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji,  Sahib-E-Kamaal!  Please join this weekend’s Gurpurab celebrations.

Bhai Nand Lal’s  poetry of praises for Guru Gobind Singh Ji
original is in Persian – few verses below  as translated:

SHAAMIL AL-ASHFAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
KAAMIL AL-AKHLAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh’s blessings are unending; he is virtue personified.

ROOH DAR HAR JISM GURU GOBIND SINGH
NOOR DAR HAR CHASHM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh is the soul of every one; he is the light of every eye.

JUMLA ROZI KHWAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
FEIZ-E HAQ AMTAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh provides sustenance to all; he showers His graces.

SAA-EL AZ IN-AAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
KHAAK-E PAAK IQDAAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Nand Lal is begging to get the gift of holy dust of Guru Gobind Singh’s feet.

BAAD JAANASH FIDAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
FARQ-O BAR PAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
His (Nand Lal’s) life may be sacrificed for Guru Gobind Singh and Nand Lal’s head may always remain at his feet.

http://zafarnama.com/ganjnama/

Gurdwara Programs:

Parkash Ustav of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Akhand Paath Sewa

Friday January 3rd to Sunday January 5th, 2020
Aramb: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fri Jan 3rd
Bhog: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Sun Jan 5th

Sewa jointly by sangat & Amalok Singh Janjua & family

Food  Bank Donation:
At the gurdwara we will be collecting dry goods or cash donations for the Food Bank this weekend. Your donation will help those in need. Thank you.

Thursday Evening Simran continues weekly 6-7 PM 

Sunday January 12th, 2020 Diwan
Sewa is available
Please call gurdwara to book at 519-822-1112.

Donate Your Time:
Let’s start the new year by helping out in langar sewa, cleanup sewa, fundraising and maintenance.  Please come and help out any way you can.

Kirit Karo Naam Japo Vand Chhako

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Welcome 2020 – Construction Update – Programs to January 1st 2020 

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Welcome 2020 – Construction Update – Programs to January 1st 2020 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

As we close out this year, we are very grateful for your continuous sewa and support throughout  2019.   We would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work, time and effort to keep the daily operation running smoothly and everyone working tirelessly on the 410 Clair Rd E construction project.

410 Clair Rd E Project Update:

Many trades are working in parallel to complete the gurdwara construction.  Continuous cash flow is a must at this stage.  

Volunteers are going out of town to raise funds currently.   Please make a year-end tax deductible donation and connect with family and friends to help complete our Guru’s project.

Remember most of us will get about 30% or more back in tax credits.  For example for every $1000 donated you can get back $300 or more in tax refund based on income.

Construction items completed in 2019:

Around 90% exterior is completed

  • Exterior walls, stonework,  windows, doors & grading
  • Roof installation and domes
  • Floor leveling, basement drop ceiling & drywalling
  • Interior stair & elevator structure, decorative stonework
  • Rough plumbing, and utility supply connections
  • Interior decorative stonework and hall partition framework

Construction items in progress :

  • Main hall and lobby drop ceilings
  • Electrical work, wiring of sound,  media room,  internet and security systems
  • Kitchen, langar hall and washroom construction
  • Finishing of stairs, tiles, painting, carpet, lighting
  • Stage work , palki  and sach khand
  • Interior windows,  doors
  • Rooms for jathas, bride & groom , library and education classrooms

We appreciate your continuing encouragement and financial support.  Thank you to all!

May Waheguru bless everyone with a safe and prosperous 2020!

‘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:

Akhand Paath – December 29th to December 31st 2019
Aramb: Sunday Dec 29th at 6:00PM
Bhog: Tuesday Dec 31st from 5:00PM-6:00PM

New Year’s EVE Diwan  December  31st
6:00PM to Midnight – Kirtan by sangat and hazoori ragi
Ardaas @ 12:01am January 1st  2020
Sewa jointly by students

New Year’s DAY Diwan – Wednesday January 1st 2020
Sukhmani Sahib Path 8:30-10AM
followed by katha and kirtan
Bhog at 12:30 PM and ardaas
Sewa is available

Let’s get together to say farewell to 2019 and start the new year 2020 in Guru’s abode.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Parnaam Shaheeda Nu – Programs to December 31st 2019 

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Parnaam Shaheeda Nu – Programs to December 31st 2019 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Starting on Monday December 23rd to Sunday December 29th,  sewa will take place daily to mark the historic shaheedi week.   We will remember and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Guru’s sikhs, beloved mother ji, Mata Gujar Kaur Ji, and the Chaar Sahibzaade.

The Guru’s family and small army was outnumbered, tired, and hungry. However, with limited supplies and the endless power of Gurbani, they marched on leaving Anandpur Sahib behind.
They fought tirelessly, but did not give up their faith and belief in what was just and right.  They left everything on the battlefield and made the ultimate sacrifices.

We are indebted to them forever and ever.   Parnaam Shaheeda Nu!.  

Please book time for sewa,  be it for single or multiple days,  and listen to paath in remembering our distinguished shaheeds.

Gurdwara Programs:

Sunday December 22nd 2019  Regular Diwan
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sukhmani Sahib Paath & Kirtan
Sewa by Iqbal Singh Teham and family

Mon Dec 23 to Wed Dec 25 2019 Akhand Paath Sahib
Remembering Shaheedi of Elder Sahibzaade
Aramb: Monday Dec 23  @ 10:00 AM
Bhog: Wednesday Dec 25 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Sewa by all sangat.

Note: We kindly request sangat ji to make a financial donation that can be used for supplies that are needed. Thank you for your co-operation.

Thu Dec 26 to Sat Dec 28 2019  Akhand Paath Sahib
Remembering Shaheedi of Mata Gujri Ji and Sahibzaade
Aramb: Thursday Dec 26  @ 10:00 AM
Bhog: Saturday Dec 28 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Sewa by all sangat.

Sunday December 29th 2019  Regular Diwan 
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sukhmani Sahib Paath & Kirtan
Remembering bhai Sangat Singh Ji and all shaheeds of the battlefield
Sewa by Amrik Singh Kainth and family

EVENING Sunday December 29th
Akhand Paath Sahib Sewa  

Aramb: Sunday Dec 29 @ 6:00 PM
Bhog: Tuesday Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sewa by students.

Year-end Fundraising :

TAX TIME 2019: You have a less than 10 day left to get a charitable Tax receipt for year 2019.   Remember most of us will get about 30% or more back in tax credits.  For example for every $1000 donated you can get back $300 or more in a tax refund.

Use Your Connections: Please talk to families and friends over the holidays to help us raise funds for our building in construction. Ask them to give a gift of donation for the Guru’s project.

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

The Khalsa belongs to Waheguru! The victory belongs to Waheguru!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Programs to December 1st 2019 and Construction Update  (Domes Installed)

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Programs to December 1st 2019 and Construction Update  (Domes Installed)

Sangat Ji,

We are happy to announce that the domes have been installed onto the rooftop at 410 Clair Rd E gurdwara building this week.

We appreciate the work of all the volunteers and the installer from Punjab and our committee members for helping to put the domes together.   The domes add to the beauty of the building.  Please see Construction Images in the Media gallery.

We look forward to your participation in the following programs taking place this weekend. We have Akhand Paath sewa with bhog on Saturday and our regular Sunday diwan.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Paath – November 28th to November 30th 2019
Aramb: Thursday Nov 28th at 11:00 AM
Bhog: Saturday Nov 30th at 11:00 AM
followed by kirtan and ardaas at 12:30PM
Sewa by Baljit Singh Nijjar and family

Sunday December 1st 2019 Diwan 
Sukhmani Sahib Path 8:30-10AM  then katha, kirtan
Bhog at 12:30 PM
Sewa by Bhajan Singh Sangha and family

Weekly Simran continues on Thursday evenings 6PM to 7PM

As always,  we thank you for your continued support and participation.  It’s a busy season but please take time out for sewa and simran in appreciation of everything we are blessed with.

‘satigur kee sevaa safal hai je ko kare chit lai ||’
Fruitful is service to the True Guru, if one does so with a sincere mind.

naam padhaarath paieeaai achi(n)t vasai man aai ||’
The treasure of the Naam, is obtained, and the mind comes to be free of anxiety.
 (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji  Ang 552)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab and Program Schedule to Nov 17 2019

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Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab and Program Schedule to Nov 17 2019

Akhand Path Sewa Starts November 10 at 1PM  – Bhog Tuesday November 12 at 4PM

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

With the grace of Waheguru, we are eagerly waiting to celebrate the 550th Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

On September 12th we initiated the 50 Days of Waheguru simran that continues to November 9th.

Going forward next weekend, we will start the Akhand Path sewa for Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Prakash Purab from Sunday November 10th  to Tuesday November 12th.

Also,  to commemorate this once in a lifetime remarkable occasion further, programs have been set up to the November 17th weekend. Please read details below.

As we celebrate, we  must also realize that Guru Ji went to great lengths to stand up against injustice and inequality that occurred through political, religious, social or economic systems in his era.  Guru Ji taught us to help and remember those suffering.

Lest we forget; the horrific attacks on Sikhs, and the injustice of 1984  impacts many to this day.  Please see attached poster to watch a special documentary called ‘1984 when the sun didn’t rise’  that will be screening at University of Guelph on November 14th.   You may RSVP at UOGUEL.PH/SUNDIDNTRISE if interested in attending.

Both tragic and happy occasions go hand-in hand in our lives. Guru ji guides us that we can be strong, and at peace by reciting ‘Naam’  and through the Shabad Guru singing praises of Waheguru.

jinee naam dhiaaiaa ge masakat ghaal ||
Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
and departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows

naanak te mukh aujale ketee chhuTee naal ||1||
-O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and many are saved along with them! ||1||

 Gurdwara Programs:
Evening Waheguru Simran to Nov 9th, 2019
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commemorating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab

550th Gurpurab Akhand Path Sewa
Special Day and Time **
From SUNDAY TO TUESDAY Afternoon

Aramb: Sunday Nov 10 at 1:00PM to 2PM  (after Sunday diwan)

Bhog:  Tuesday Nov 12 at 4:00 PM to 5PM

Followed by Kirtan starting at 5PM

Bhog and Ardaas 8PM – 8:30PM

Sewa by entire sangat. Snacks and langar served all day.

If you are able to book a vacation day or partial time off from work on Nov 12 for this special occasion,  that would be wonderful gesture.

However,  whether at work, home or school we know that each and every one of us will be remembering Dhan Dhan Guru Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message and praises in our hearts.  Kirit Karo,  Naam Japo, Vaand Chhako.

Dhan hai Dhan hai Dhan hai Guru Nanak Dev Ji Dhan hai.

Additional Programs in the Glory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Evening kirtan continues Nov 13th  to Nov 14th

Akhand Path Sewa –  Nov 15 to 17th
Aramb:  Fri Nov 15th at 9:00AM to 10AM
Bhog:  Sun Nov 17th at 9:00AM to 10AM
Sewa jointly by sangat led by Subway families.

Nishan Sahib Sewa:
Saturday November 16th
10:00 AM  – 70 Stevenson St. S. gurdwara
11:00 AM  – 410 Clair Rd. E. site

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

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Special Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali Programs – October 27 2019

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Please join this weekend’s Akhand Path sewa and celebrations of Bandi Chhor Diwas. Bandi Chhor marks the release, from Gwalior Fort, of Shri Guru Hargobind Ji and the 52 Hindu Kings who were imprisoned there under the rule of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

Please note, kirtan programs have been organized for all day Sunday.

We also wish everyone a very happy Diwali.

  • We humbly request, please avoid bringing sweets to Gurdwara for Diwali.
  • Instead of sweets, your financial donation towards the 410 Clair Rd construction project is most appreciated.
  • Fireworks are not allowed on the gurdwara premises.

We look forward to everyone’s co-operation and participation! Thank you.

Gurdwara Programs:

Evening Waheguru Simran to Nov 9th, 2019
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commemorating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab

Akhand Path Sewa – Bandi Chhor celebrations

Aramb:  Fri Oct 25th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Bhog:  Sun Oct 27th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Sewa by Atamjeet S Verraich and family

Sunday October 27 – Special Kirtan Programs

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Daytime kirtan diwan

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Ragi Jatha Bhai Avtar Singh Ji

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Ragi Jatha  Sarbjit Singh Ludhianwale

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hazoori Ragi Jatha

8:00 PM  Bhog, Ardaas, Sampati

Snacks and langar will be served all day.

Your hands-on help is appreciated

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

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Ramdas Ji Gurpurab – Programs to October 27 2019

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This weekend we celebrate Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Ramdas Ji.  Known as Jethi Ji at birth, Guru Ramdas Ji lost his parents as a child and worked extremely hard each day to earn a small meal to eat.  When Jetha Ji came into the company of Guru Amar Das Ji, he became a devoted Sikh and served and accepted Guru’s orders without any complaints.  Thus Jetha Ji was blessed with the Guruship and became Guru Ramdas Ji.  Guru Ramdas Ji laid the foundation of the holy city of Amritsar,  which was formerly known as  Ramdaspur.  Today,  thousands of devotees and visitors pay respects at Darbar Sahib and enjoy meals free each day.

Dha(n)n Dha(n)n Raamadhaas Gur Jin Siriaa Tinai Savaariaa ||’

Blessed, blessed is Guru Raam Daas; He who created You, has also exalted You.

Guru Granth Sahib Ji – 968  Bhatt Sathaa & Balvand Raag Raamkalee

Let’s take some time this weekend to pay tribute to our beloved Shri Guru Ramdas Ji and be part of the Gurpurab celebration by listening to Gurbani path and kirtan.  Thank you.

Gurdwara Programs:

Evening Waheguru Simran to Nov 9th, 2019
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commemorating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab

Akhand Path Sewa – Guru Ramdas Ji Gurpurab

Aramb:  Fri Oct 18th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Bhog:  Sun Oct 20th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Sewa by Kulwinder S Atwal & Sukhdev S Chohan and families

 

Akhand Path Sewa 

Aramb:  Fri Oct 25th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Bhog:  Sun Oct 27th at 9:00AM to 10AM

Sewa by Atamjeet S Verraich and family

Sunday October 27 – Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali  – stay tuned for program schedule

We look forward to your continued support and participation during this busy fall season. If you can commit to some volunteer hours for sewa please contact us via email or sign up at gurdwara.  Thank you.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 

Programs to October 13th

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Programs to October 13th

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We take this moment to salute the fallen Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal of Texas.  We are proud Sikhs because of role models like Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal.   As the first Sikh in the Harris County Sheriff’s office,  Deputy Dhaliwal wore his uniform with turban with great honour, pride and respect.  He made the ultimate sacrifice in serving his fellow human beings in the name of love and selfless duty.  Read more at sikhnet.com

In the words  of Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji
 ‘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.
(Guru Granth Sahib Ji (GGS) p.1412)

Sangat ji, please join in the ongoing evening Waheguru Jaap simran as we continue to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Prakash Purab.

Gurdwara Programs:

Evening Simran to Nov 9th, 2019
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sunday Diwan: Sunday Oct 6th, 2019
From: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Bibi Ji Ravinder Kaur, Richie Furmah and family
 In memory of Mohinder Singh Ji Furmah

Akhand Path Sewa
Arambh: Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Bhog: Sunday, Oct 13nd, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
sewa jointly by sangat & Jagdev S Toor and family

Remembering Baba Isher Singh Ji

We look forward to your continued support and participation in the busy fall season. Thank you.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Evening Daily Simran continues

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Daily evening simran are ongoing at the Gurdwara. We thank the Sangat and volunteers for their support and participation with the Langar Sewa and Simran. The Evening Simran will continue till Nov 9th.

Please check out the latest pictures from the new Gurdwara construction site in the Media Gallery. Main floor concrete subflooring has been poured. The exterior and interior window trims/casings are getting installed. The exterior precast is also being installed.

Gurdwara Programs:

Evening Simran till Nov 9th, 2019
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Akhand Path Sewa
Arambh: Friday, Sept 20th, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Bhog: Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by Harcharan Kambo, Satwinder Khunkhun, Ishan Arora and families

Everyone, please come and listen to Simran in the evening and help with Sewa.

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

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh