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

Hospital Fundraiser and Sehaj Paath Sewa Continues – Programs to May 10 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.   Even if the weather is nicer outside,  we must remain disciplined and stay home in keeping with the government guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  The weekly sehaj paath sewa continues on Facebook live.

For all the front line workers who have maintained essential services, we are extremely grateful for their perseverance.  Our Sikh Heritage month fundraiser is happening now. Please donate for this great cause and support those who are there for us in our time of need.

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

Sunday May 3rdth 10 AM to 11:45 AM
Sehaj Paath Bhog / Kirtan:

Sewa jointly by group of families

May 3rd to May 10th – Sehaj Paath Sewa 

Aramb: Sunday May 3rd 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 10th 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Sewa by Kuldip Singh Sidhu and family

Stay safe, pray for all,  listen to Gurbani.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 

Sikh Heritage Month Fundraiser For Guelph General Hospital

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

As you know, the month of April is recognized as the Sikh Heritage Month.  We celebrated Virtual Vaisakhi on April 13th, started weekly Sehaj Paath sewa on Facebook Live and raised the Sikh Heritage Flag at Guelph City Hall this past week.

In year 2020, the COVID-19 panademic has impacted everyone dramatically. We are grateful to all of our front line workers risking their lives each and every day for all of us.

In keeping with Guru Nanak’s vision of Kirat Karo,  Naap Japo, Vaand Chhako, we will end the month off strongly with a community fundraiser for the Guelph General Hospital.  Please donate generously during the next two weeks.

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

Please give generously for this great cause and share the link with others.  Thank you so much!

We are all in this together. Stay safe, continue to keep social distancing and pray for the well being of all.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Please continue to check Gurdwara website or Facebook page for current updates.

Funeral Notice – Sardar Mohinder Singh Sandhu -April 22 2020

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We sadly announce the passing of Sardar Mohinder Singh Sandhu.  Mohinder Singh ji passed away peacefully at home,  with family at his side.  Our deepest condolences to Bibi ji Ragbhans Kaur Sandhu and the entire Sandhu family for this sad loss.

Mr. Mohinder Singh arrived in Guelph in 1994.   He participated in the community and enjoyed sharing stories and knowledge with others.  He came regularly to the gurdwara with his wife. He loved engaging with the sangat and always gave his blessings to everyone.

He will be missed by his family and the community.

A private cremation will be held on Wednesday April 22. Please see details below on Sehaj Paath sewa in progress at Guelph gurdwara and join on Facebook live on Sunday.

The family would appreciate a phone call to pay your respects as personal visits are not allowed during this difficult time. Contact number is 519-780-1365.

Funeral – Cremation
Private Cremation at Woodlawn Cemetery ( Crematorium)

Date:  Wednesday April 22, 2010

Time:  11:00AM – 11:30AM  

Sehaj Paath Sewa & Antim Ardaas
at Guelph Gurdwara Sahib 

Aramb: Monday April 20, 2020 (in progress)

Bhog: Sunday April 26 @ 1:00PM – 2:00PM
followed by Kirtan and Antim Ardaas

Please join live on gurdwara facebook
Guelph Sikh Society Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

read obituary link:

http://www.wallcustance.com/notices2.aspx?notice=22464

Once again, our sincerest condolences to the 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