Emergency Preparedness and Mental Well Being

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

The Canadian Government acknowledges this week in May as the Emergency Preparedness Week. We should be prepared for emergencies caused by climate change and other threats, as these are becoming more common. You can find more information at the link below:

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/ep-wk/index-en.aspx

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) also regards this week as the Mental Health Week. Many people deal with mental health issues that can negatively impact their family life. CMHS has provided strategies that can help us deal with such issues. Use the link below for more information:

https://mentalhealthweek.ca/strategies-for-well-being

The strategies outlined in the mental health week article are indeed similar to Guru Nanak’s philosophy. Kirit Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Chhako. It’s about taking the time to making yourself stronger through active living, meditation, and self-awareness and then applying your strengths and abilities to build a caring and resilient community.

The registration for the Punjabi classes is ongoing. We will be conducting the Introductory class on May 20th. You can use the link below to register:

http://guelphsikhsociety.ca/registration

Gurdwara Programs:

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

Waheguru Simran
Thursday Evenings from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Sewa is available for this weeks Sunday Diwan. Please contact the Gurdwara if you would like to contribute to the sewa.

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May 2018 Programs

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Sangat Ji,

This month we are starting Punjabi Classes for all ages at the Gurdwara. The classes will be conducted every Sunday from 2:00PM to 3:30PM starting May 20th. Music classes are being conducted every Tuesday from 5:00PM to 6:00PM. Registration is required to join the classes. Please sign-up at the Gurdwara or online at:

http://guelphsikhsociety.ca/registration 

Kirtan and langar sewa is available over the weekends in May. We encourage families who have not booked sewa in the last few years to consider booking sewa for the available dates. This is a perfect opportunity to commit some time that can be spent in Guru’s abode with family and friends. This sewa is hard to come by.  Please call the Gurdwara to book.

Sewa is available for Sunday May 6th, 13th and 27th

‘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.

Other Gurdwara Programs:

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

Waheguru Simran
Thursday Evenings from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

410 Clair Rd Construction

Please continue to donate generously as construction is ongoing.  We encourage every working adult to start a monthly pledge (automatic bank withdrawal). Download the form from the website to setup the pledge.  Monthly pledges show a commitment and make a difference when we work with the banks to finance the project.

Thank you so much!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

April 27 – April 29 Programs & Toronto Nagar Kirtan

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Sangat Ji,

We give our deepest condolences to the victims and the families impacted by the van attack in Toronto.  It is a tragic incident with innocent lives lost and several people injured. The healing process begins by prayers and communities coming together to share in the loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to those directly impacted.

Please be mindful of this sad event even as we celebrate the Nagar Kirtan parade this weekend.

If you have signed up for the bus ride to the Toronto Nagar Kirtan, please arrive at the Gurdwara by 9AM on Sunday. Also make sure to return to same bus when leaving from Toronto. Please make sure that you arrive on time so that the buses are not delayed in anyway. More details are at the end of the email.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path: Fri April 27th – Sun April 29th

Aramb: Friday April 27th at 9:00AM

Bhog: Sunday April 29th 8:30AM

sewa by Harfateh Singh Bal and family

Sunday April 29th, 2018  Khalsa Day Parade from Downtown Toronto (C N E Grounds)

  • Buses boarding starts at 9AM for Nagar Kirtan from 70 Stevenson St. S.
  • Buses leave at 9:30AM sharp for Toronto
  • Confirm Return time and location and get back to the same bus on time
  • Don’t be late and delay others.

SAFETY: Please keep contact info of children and seniors in case they get lost

More event details at: https://osgc.ca

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New this Spring, at the Gurdwara

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Sangat Ji,

Spring is here and we have started with the spring cleaning at the Gurdwara (70 Stevenson Rd. S) by undertaking the Interior painting and general maintenance. Main Hall and the reception area has been updated and the updates to the Langar Hall are underway. Please drop by at the Gurdwara if you would like to take part in the maintenance tasks being performed.

We are also excited to inform you of the new Website for Guelph Sikh Society. We have moved from .COM to .CA domain because a portion of the proceeds of .CA registrations goes toward the Community Investment Program, which funds innovative projects that give back to Canadian communities.

With the new website, we are providing you with an online calendar (Schedule) where you can easily check the upcoming events and can also add them to your Apple or Android calendars.

Please visit and review the website and use contact us page to submit feedback/suggestions. We will be expanding the website over the next few months so stay tuned for new updates.

In an effort to bring the community closer, we have organized Music and Punjabi classes at the Gurdwara. Music Classes for all ages are already being conducted every Tuesday at 5:00PM. Punjabi classes will be starting on May 20th from 2:00PM to 3:30PM.

Click here for the Registration form if you would like to sign up for the classes. These classes are open to all age groups. For Music classes, we request that you bring your own instruments (Harmonium, Tabla, etc.).

Gurdwara Programs:
Akhand Path: Friday Apr 20th to 22nd
Aramb: Friday Apr 20th from 9:00AM to 10AM
Bhog: Sunday Apr 22nd from 9:00AM to 10AM

Sewa by Hardial Singh Sanghera and Family

Toronto Nagar Kirtan – Sunday April 29th, 2018 

This is last week to sign up at Gurdwara to reserve seat for bus ride to Toronto. Don’t miss out.

We appreciate your support with these events and look forward to your feedback.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khaas, Khaalse Meh Hau Karau Nivaas

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Sangat Ji,

We wish everyone a very happy Vaisakhi! Come and be part of the Sangat at the Gurdwara for Vaisakhi celebrations.

Programs:
Akhand Path: Fri April 13th -April 15th, 2018
Arambh: Friday Apr 13th from 9AM-10AM
Bhog: Sunday Apr 15th from 9AM -10AM
Sewa jointly by sangat, lead by families of Court Galvanizing employees, Tejinder Singh Kohli and Bhupinder Singh

Nishan Sahib Sewa:  Saturday April 14th, 2018

  • 70 Stevenson St Location: 10:00AM
  • 410 Clair Rd Location: 11:00AM

Nishan Sahib sewa by Bibi Sushil Kaur Chinna and family

Special Event at Guelph City Hall: Wednesday April 18that 3PM
Event: Sikh Heritage Flag raising
Location: Guelph City Hall – Carden St.

Toronto Nagar Kirtan – Sunday April 29th, 2018  
Please sign-up at Gurdwara to reserve seat for bus ride to Toronto.

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We share in your loss – Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Tragedy

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It is with great grief we give our deepest condolences to all the players, families and the entire Saskatchewan community for the horrific tragedy that took so many lives from the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.

This unbearable loss, we hope, will be a little easier to handle by the outpouring of love by all communities and an entire nation coming together.  Our prayers are with the entire hockey community and each and every one impacted with the loss of their loved ones.  No words can describe the pain and the magnitude of this loss.

We extend our deepest sympathies and pray that this loss can be endured a bit by bit each day, through an outpouring of support, love and prayers. God Bless.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

April 8 Weekend Program – Vaisakhi Dates To Remember

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Sangat Ji,

There is a Punjabi language competition being held in Malton this weekend. Click on the link below for more Information. The same document is posted to Forms tab on our website. It is short notice, so please contact the organizers directly.

Punjabi Competition

This week we also welcome our new hazoori ragi jatha, Bhai Tejinder Singh, Sukhwinder Singh and Gurmeet Singh. Please visit the Gurdwara to experience their kirtan sewa. Your support is appreciated.

Gurdwara Programs:
Saturday April 7th, 2018
Asa Di Vaar: 6:00AM to 8:00AM

Sunday April 8th, 2018 regular Sunday diwan
Sewa jointly by sangat and Rajesh Sareen & family (Eramosa Pharmacy)

Thursday April 12th, 2018
Waheguru Simran: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Vaisakhi Programs:
Akhand Path: Fri April 13th -April 15th, 2018
Vaisakhi Day:  Saturday April 14th, 2018
Nishan Sahib Sewa:  Saturday April 14, 2018

  • 70 Stevenson St Location: 10:00AM
  • 410 Clair Rd Location: 11:00AM

Toronto Nagar Kirtan – Sunday April 29, 2018
Special Note: Please sign-up at Gurdwara if you want to reserve seat for bus ride to Toronto.

Please donate generously for our Gurdwara in construction. Every dollar makes a difference.

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

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday March 29 to Sunday April 1st programs

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Sangat Ji,

April is just around the corner and it is marked as the Sikh Heritage month. This is also the time when we look forward to the Toronto Nagar Kirtan. Guelph Gurdwara will be coordinating bus rides for people interested in attending the Nagar Kirtan. You can sign up at the Gurdwara if you would like to reserve a seat on the bus.
Note: A fee of $5 for teens and adults (13yrs and older individuals) will be charged for each seat. Twelve years and under ride free.

Also, the Hazoori Ragi jatha will be travelling back to India next week. Please take some time out to join in sewa and to say farewell to this jatha.

Please note that this long weekend we have an Akhand Path sewa from Thursday to Saturday and the Sunday diwan will be as regular.

Gurdwara Programs:
Akhand Path sewa: Mar 29th – March 31st
Arambh: 9:00AM to 10:00AM on Thursday March 29th, 2018
Bhog: 9:00AM to 10:00AM Saturday March 31st, 2018
Sewa by Jagdev Singh Toor and family

Sunday Diwan: April 1st
Sewa by Dharmpal Singh Kambo and family

Coming Soon:  Vaisakhi Day / Khalsa Day
Vaisakhi Day:  Saturday April 14th, 2018
Toronto Nagar Kirtan – Sunday April 29th, 2018
Please note:  The $5 fee helps us to ensure those who actually book a seat do show up, and to minimize having empty seats from those who sign-up and don’t show up. This way we can book the required number of buses and make the trip cost effective.  Thank you for your understanding.

Visit the links below for more information:
Sikh Heritage Museum link (Sikhs in Canada timeline)
http://shmc.ca/work/sikhs-in-canada/
Ontario Sikh Heritage Month link:
http://ontariosikhheritagemonth.ca/

Please donate generously for our Gurdwara in construction. Every dollar makes a difference. Thank you.

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

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

March 24-25 Programs & Reminder of Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday March 25, 2018

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Sangat Ji,

We had a successful March Break Gurbani learning session and Gurmat Sangeet Competition. We are thankful to all our participants, volunteers and parents who joined in these events.

Going forward, we would like to encourage more volunteers to help us arrange these types of programs.  If we are connected to gurdwara, it’s because of gurbani,  kirtan and paath. It’s a place for sangat to come together to be part of this lifelong learning.

We have uploaded the videos from the competition to our official YouTube channel. You can visit the channel by searching for “Guelph Sikh Society” on YouTube or by clicking the link below:

Guelph Sikh Society

Subscribe to the channel to receive notifications as we upload new videos from Gurdwara programs.

Please contact us by email, website contact us form or talk to committee member or other volunteers on helping out.

 Gurdwara Programs:

Saturday March 24th  2018: 6AM – 8AM

      Asa Di Vaar kirtan

Sunday March 25, 2018: Sunday Diwan

     Sewa by Sarwan Singh Puria and family

Reminder:

Sunday March 25, 2018: Annual General Body Meeting

      Time:  2-3PM at gurdwara

Thank you to everyone involved for their time, commitment and financial support!   Each of your contributions matter!  Thank you for making a positive difference!

‘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.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh