Gurpurab Guru Nanak Dev Ji Celebrations – Program Schedule and Docuseries

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,

Congratulations on the Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji!  Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on this auspicious occasion to each and everyone!
Please join this Friday November 19th for an extended program starting at 3PM.  Also participate all weekend in the Akhand Path sewa for the Gurpurab.

A must watch docuseries for each of us! 
‘Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels’, the 24 episode docuseries is a humble attempt to understand Guru Nanak’  (by ‘Lost Heritage Productions’ & ‘The Cyber Sikh Organization-Sikhlens’)

Let’s take the journey in the footsteps of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as he travelled the vast regions of the world preaching the universal message of Oneness. 
Please read the testimonials and background on the team to get a feeling of what this remarkable docuseries encompasses from historical, visual and musical insights.

A must watch docuseries for each of us!
https://thegurunanak.com/

ਬਾਬੇ ਭੇਖ ਬਣਾਇਆ  ਉਦਾਸੀ ਕੀ ਰੀਤਿ ਚਲਾਈ।
Baabe bɦekɦ bañaaīạa ūḍaasee kee reeṭi cɦalaaēe।
To further understand the people, Guru Nanak donned robes in their manner and preached them to be detached (from the pleasure and pain).

ਚੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਸੋਧਣਿ ਧਰਤਿ ਲੁਕਾਈ ॥੨੪॥
Cɦaɍhiạa soḍɦañi ḍɦaraṭi lukaaēe ॥24॥
Thus he went out to depurate (purify) humanity on earth.
ਵਾਰ ੧ ਪਉੜੀ ੨੪/੮  (Bhai Gurdaas Ji Vaaran)

Fundraising: 2-20-200-2000
Langar was started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji with his 20 rupee investment.  The gurdwara kitchen cost estimate is $200,000.  Let’s make a special donation by giving what you can big or small to finish the construction. 

How about $2 day, $20 a month, $200 month, or even $2000 lump sum to keep Guru Nanak’s mission going.  Donate today!

Number of ways to donate:
Gurpurab and November Schedule

Thank you for your participation.

Remember COVID-19 Protocols are in place.  Stay safe and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

October 2021 Program Calendar

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

Over the past couple of years, many new families have made Guelph and Wellington County their new home. It has been a pleasure to meet you at the new Gurdwara Sahib. Thank you for your participation and support.

As the community grows, streamlining communication processes is a must. We have now put together a monthly calendar of program schedules. This will be posted to our website and updated as changes occur. Please check often.

Gurdwara Programs: The first Akhand Paath Sahib at the new Gurdwara starts Thursday September 30th with bhog on Saturday October 2nd. See calendar for details.

October Calendar PDF link

October 2021 Calendar

Fundraising: We need urgent funds to help us finish the kitchen and to pay the trades for the work that was completed for move-in. Kitchen estimate is $200,000. Please donate generously or help by giving us short or long term loans. Let’s continue to build the dream!

Community: September 30th is the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and it is Orange Shirt Day. It is important to learn of the suffering of the Indigenous community and their loss of culture through horrid experiences at residential schools in Canada. Please wear orange to honour the survivors and to remember the children who lost their lives.
Learn more at: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

Please join in sewa and listening to Gurbani onsite and online.

ਬਾਣੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਹੈ ਬਾਣੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਸਾਰੇ ॥
Baañee guroo guroo hai baañee vicɦi baañee ạaᴹmriṭu saare ॥
The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained.
ਨਟ (ਮਃ ੪) ਅਸਟ. (੪) ੫:੧ {੯੮੨} ੧੦

Remember COVID-19 Protocols are in place. Stay safe and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Celebration of Gurgaddi Diwas September 7th – Gurdwara Daily Schedule

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

We are very grateful to the sangat for the success of the opening ceremony and the first week at the new Gurdwara Sahib.  Thank you so much for the positive energy and blessings that you have brought and shared with the management and amongst each other. Waheguru bless each and everyone!

Now that we have moved in, please see update daily program schedule below. We also look forward to your participation in upcoming programs. 

Please join the special evening program this Tuesday September 7th to celebrate the Gurgaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  This will be our first sehaj paath bhog sewa at new Gurdwara Sahib.

ਬਾਣੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੂ ਹੈ ਬਾਣੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਸਾਰੇ ॥
Baañee guroo guroo hai baañee vicɦi baañee ạaᴹmriṭu saare ॥
The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained.
ਨਟ (ਮਃ ੪) ਅਸਟ. (੪) ੫:੧ {੯੮੨} ੧੦

Gurdwara Programs:

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib Ji 

Sehaj Paath: Gurgaddi Diwas
Parkash of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Aramb: Sunday August 29th 
Bhog: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 2021 
SPECIAL EVENING DIWAN: 5 PM – 8 PM
Rehraas Sahib, Bhog Paath,  Kirtan / Katha and Ardaas

Sewa by sangat

Sunday September 12th, 2021 Diwan
Regular Diwan and Sehaj Paath Bhog
Bhog Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
sewa by Nirmal Singh and family (Listowel)
in memory of Bibi Balvir Kaur ji.

Gurdwara Daily Program Schedule:
https://mcusercontent.com/6d19af49077d43ba6219efbf5/files/afffc666-ab09-e169-bea8-0b858bb45cc8/Gurdwara_Schedules_Daily_Weekly.pdf


Gurdwara Fundraising:

The gurdwara fundraising is ongoing. Your financial support has brought us to this remarkable achievement. Thank you so much for being a part of this dream project! 

As we finish off the kitchen, other rooms, and purchase supplies, plus make mortgage payments,  your financial and volunteer support will be vital to provide the services and educational programs we all desire at the gurdwara.  We cannot thank you enough for your continued generosity. 

Our dream has become a reality! 

‘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.

To join our volunteer teams: please sign up by clicking link:
http://guelphsikhsociety.ca/volunteer-registration/

COVID-19 Protocols are in place. Stay safe and pray for well-being of all.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Please stayed connected by clicking links belows: Donate – Volunteer – Fundraise – Listen Live.

Invitation for Opening Ceremony at 410 Clair Rd E Gurdwara – Congratulations!

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

With Waheguru’s blessings, we are grateful and honoured to announce the long awaited opening of the new Guelph Gurdwara located at 410 Clair Road East!  Lakh Lakh Lakh Vadhayian and Congratulations to each and everyone!

This Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th we kindly request you to join on-site at the new Gurdwara,  as we launch the Parkash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji and share in this special historical moment!

ਸਾ ਧਰਤੀ ਭਈ ਹਰੀਆਵਲੀ ਜਿਥੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਬੈਠਾ ਆਇ ॥
Saa ḍɦaraṭee bɦēe hareeạavalee jiṭɦai meraa saṭiguru baitɦaa ạaī ॥
That land, where my True Guru comes and sits, becomes green and fertile.
ਗਉੜੀ ਵਾਰ¹ (ਮਃ ੪) (੧੭) ਸ. (੪) ੨:੧ {੩੧੦} ੫

A Gurdwara in the Making –  Brief Journey :
2009 –  Land purchased at 410 Clair Rd East, Guelph
2014 –  Construction permit issued by City of Guelph
2015 –  Ground Breaking Ceremony to start the construction
2021 –   Move to 410 Clair Rd. E. site  from 70 Stevenson St. S.

Like any remarkable community achievement, the journey is never easy!  A multitude of ups and downs, together with emotional and financial challenges have to be endured. However in the end,  it is all worthwhile when the project is successfully completed, in Chardi Kala!  

May Waheguru Bless All. 
We thank the community for believing in this!
We are grateful for the many years of encouragement and support!
We pray that the community continues to carry forward Guru Nanak’s legacy of Kirit Karo, Naam Jaapo, Vand Chhako with devotion and compassion.

We look forward to seeing you on-site for this most auspicious occasion!  Kindly see the attached invitation(s). 

Opening Ceremony Invitation English version

Opening Ceremony Invitation Punjabi version

Opening Ceremony Poster

Ceremony and Programs:

Saturday August 28, 2021
Leaving from 70 Stevenson St. South
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Paath and Ardaas
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Prepare and Leave for 410 Clair Rd E

Saturday August 28, 2021
Onsite at: 410 Clair Rd. East Gurdwara
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM –  Site Preparation and Nishan Sahib Sewa 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Raising of Nishan Sahib & Parkash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji  
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM –  Kirtan and Katha Diwan 

Sunday August 29, 2021
Onsite at: 410 Clair Rd. East Gurdwara
5:00 AM – 8:00 PM – All Day Diwan

Guidelines:

Remember that COVID-19 protocols are in place and safety of everyone is a priority.
Please bring your own masks and head coverings. Some available on site.
Follow guidelines from volunteers onsite and any posted signs.
Please walk, carpool and park where directed to.
Volunteers will be contacted as needed. Thank you.
Thank you for your patience and support.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Construction Update – Preplanning and Volunteering – Help Needed

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

Please note, even though we are all excited about moving into the 410 Clair Rd gurdwara building;  at this time we do not have a firm date.    The final inspection phase with the City of Guelph is still in progress.  As soon as the approval is had, an email will be sent to announce the official move-in date and the opening ceremony events. We appreciate your patience in this matter and will update you very soon.

Volunteers Needed: 
In preparation for move-in, we need many volunteers asap for hands-on-help during weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Please make a volunteer team amongst your circle of family and friends and join in sewa.  We appreciate the help!

Sign up with your full name, phone #, email address,  and hours & date(s) of availability by:
emailing to:  volunteer@guelphsikhsociety.ca  or call 519-822-1112.

‘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.

410 Clair Rd E, Construction Fundraising:
Ongoing funding is needed to help us finish outstanding items and cover the mortgage and operational costs. Please help us in fundraising asap with donations or financial loans and volunteer in fundraising events.

Gurdwara Programs:

For daily Paath and Sunday diwans

Please continue to join on-site at 70 Stevenson St S gurdwara
or on Facebook livestream
https://www.facebook.com/guelphsikhsoc/

Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form: 

Guelph Gurdwara Pre-Auth Form with B-Cards Rev R2 Jan 10-2020

Stay safe, practice physical 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

Shaheedi Diwas of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji – June 14th 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

June 14th marks the Shaheedi Diwas of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.  Please join on Facebook Live for Sehaj Paath Bhog. Please note:  The gurdwara at 70 Stevenson St is now open to maximum 30 participants.

As we remember the martyrdom of our beloved Guru Ji, we also reflect back on the June 1984 attacks at Akal Takhat and Darbar Sahib where the government of the time used military force to kill thousands of innocent devotees on the Shaheedi Diwas of Guru  Arjan Dev Ji.   

Unfortunately, in Canada, these past few weeks has made us aware of how fragile any community or a country is.  The horrific news of the remains found of the 215 former Residential School children in British Columbia and last week’s killings of the Muslim family in London are incidents that shakes one to the core.  We share in the loss and grief with the Indigenous, and Muslim communities. We know that condolences alone are not enough to heal the wounds of those who have suffered in the past or live in distress from these types of crimes.

Some supports are available with the Government of Ontario.
https://ontario.cmha.ca/provincial-mental-health-supports/

We can hope to work together to change the patterns, educate and learn from our past,  but first step is to acknowledge that we have work to do.  

Please join in prayer for the well being of all as we remember the Shaheedi Diwas of Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Please see gurdwara programs below.

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream

Sehaj Paath: Shaheedi Diwas Guru Arjan Dev Ji
(70 Stevenson Street South)

Monday June 14th 2021 – Day
Bhog : at 9:30 AM 
Katha / Kirtan: 10:00 – 11:30AM
Ardaas and HukamNaama: 11:30 AM -12 Noon

Monday June 14th – Evening
Rehraas Sahib: 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM
followed by Kirtan and Ardaas

Sehaj Paath: Parkash Purab of Guru Hargobind Ji and Bhagat Kabir Ji
Aramb: Monday June 14th at 11:45AM 
Bhog :  Sunday June 27th at 9:30 AM 
Katha / Kirtan: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Ardaas and Hukamnaama: 11:30AM-12 Noon

410 Clair Rd E, Construction Fundraising:
Please note we are fundraising and asking for loans and donations urgently to help us maintain ongoing construction and operational costs.  Each dollar you donate makes a difference.  Thank you kindly.

Click on link to read previous email posting:

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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Funeral Notice – Gursonia Kaur Kundi – May 30th 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the tragic loss of Gursonia Kaur Kundi. She passed away suddenly in an accident on Saturday May 22nd.   We offer our deepest condolences to her parents, mom Bobbie and dad Tony for the untimely loss of their beloved daughter and sympathies to Gursonia’s dear brothers Sunny and Rajan.

Gursonia was born and raised in Guelph and was her mother’s pride and joy.  She was always there with her mom and community in organizing and enjoying the Ladies Mela and participating in multicultural festivals. A fun, spirited, young lady lost too soon, but her sweet smile lives on in the hearts of all her friends, family and communities where she engaged.

No words can ease the pain of such a loss. She will be dearly missed by all her extended family and so many friends in Guelph, the Tri-cities,  GTA,  City of Edmonton and abroad.  May Waheguru bless her soul,  and give strength to all relatives and friends to deal with this heart-breaking fatality.

Even though personal visits are limited, we share our grief in the untimely loss of their loved one and convey our deepest regrets.  With COVID restrictions in place, a drive-through visitation service will take place in Brampton on Sunday and final prayers will be held at Oakville gurdwara sahib, with limited gatherings. The family appreciates your support and co-operation through this most difficult time.

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details
Kindly join online using the links provided below 

Funeral Service and Cremation

Sunday May 30th, 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Location:
Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre – Suite D&E
30 Bramwin Court
Brampton, ON L6T 5G2

Livestream link:
https://funerallive.ca/bcvc/viewing/kundi-may302021/

Paath, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
Sunday May 30th,  2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Location:
Halton Gurdwara Sahib
2403 Khalsa Gate
Oakville,  ON L6M 4J2

Obituary link:
https://www.bcvc.info/memorials/gursonia-kaur-kundi/4628391/index.php

Once again, we offer heartfelt sympathies to all relatives and friends of Gursonia Kaur.  May Waheguru give peace to the departed soul and the guidance and strength to the family to deal with the sad loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

410 Clair Road E Construction and Funding Update – May 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

The completion of the new gurdwara building on Clair Road is a highly anticipated event. The last phase of completion and inspections are really near. However, the pandemic has caused ongoing construction delays and a substantial loss of income.

Here are the some important updates to share with you.

Continuation of Operations During COVID

The 70 Stevenson St Gurdwara operation has been maintained
The new site construction has continued intermittently with lots of progress
The costs of labour and supplies have continued to rise throughout
The payments for the bills have been sustained and are ongoing
Unfortunately, as lockdowns persist, and with more than a year of limited gatherings and canceled gurdwara events, the financial situation has been strained and it needs immediate support from the sangat!

Fundraising and Funding Needs

From the beginning of 2020, appeals have been made to the sangat locally and in neighbouring cities to help us raise 1 million dollars to finish the construction.
Meanwhile, COVID started and that added an extra layer of financial challenges

Given the current situation: We are requesting the sangat to please help!
We need to raise $500,000 urgently through donations or loans!

How Can You Help?

In this strenuous scenario, we are asking the community to rise to the challenge for the Guru’s project!

A minimum of two year loans are needed! Example: personal credit line loans, or reverse mortgage etc.
The cost of borrowing (loan interest costs) will be covered by Guelph Sikh Society.

We are specifically pleading to those community members who are in a better financial situation to open up their hearts and make the greatly needed financial commitment asap please!
That’s exactly what Guru Nanak Dev Ji did when he chose to invest the 20 Rupees for community development rather than just adding to personal wealth! Spreading the wealth in the community means a sustainable, supportive and futuristic community. Indeed, the Sikh nation has risen to the challenge at time of COVID.
It takes great spirit to make the financial sacrifices needed to bring community projects to fruition as taught by our Guru Ji.

ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਕਿਛੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇਇ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਹੁ ਪਛਾਣਹਿ ਸੇਇ ॥੧॥
Gɦaali kɦaaī kicɦɦu haṭɦahu ḍeī ॥
Naanak raahu pacɦɦaañahi seī ॥1॥
One who works for what he eats, and gives some of what he has
O Nanak, he knows the Path. ||1|

We are grateful to those who have helped us in the past with personal loans ranging from $5000 to over $100, 000!
These individuals have chosen to put the Guru’s project ahead of their personal investments even if it meant personal financial sacrifices and simpler living.

May Guru Nanak bless us all the courage and chardi kala to take a big step forward financially at this critical time of need to finish the new home for our Shabad Guru Ji!

Please don’t wait for others. It is within each of us to do our part to give!

For questions or details on helping out with financial loans please contact:

Divinder Singh Grewal Or Satwinder Singh Khunkhun
or leave name and number at gurdwara at 519-822-1112
or send message via contact us.

Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form:

Guelph Gurdwara Pre-Auth Form with B-Cards Rev R2 Jan 10-2020

With your support, we look forward to this summer to join together in celebration of the new Gurdwara completion. Please give generously!

The entire community will truly cherish that moment to welcome the Soul and Living Guru, the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, at the new larger home to serve generations to come. Waheguru bless all!

ਜਿਨੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗਏ ਮਸਕਤਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਕੇਤੀ ਛੁਟੀ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
jinee naam dhiaaiaa ge masakat ghaal ||
naanak te mukh ujale ketee chhuTee naal ||1||
Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
and departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows
-O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord,
and many are saved along with them! ||1||

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Funeral Notice – Bibi Santosh Kaur – May 8, 2021

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with our sincerest condolences that we announce the passing of Bibi Santosh Kaur Ji.  Santosh Kaur passed away peacefully with family at her side on May 1st at the age of 82.  We share our sympathies with Dolly and Bhupinder Singh and the entire family of Santosh Kaur.

Bibi ji immigrated to Canada in 1974, but had called Guelph home for about 30 years.  The community will miss her smile, gentle conversations and participation in regular gurdwara diwans. She cherished coming to the gurdwara and devoted her time to reciting Gurbani and to doing langar sewa,  right upto to pre-Covid. 

She will be greatly missed by her daughters Dolly and Dimpy, their husbands Bhupinder and Surinder, and her four grandchildren.  She also leaves behind a special friendship and sisterhood with Bibi Satwant Kaur ji which is rare to find. Her strong spirit and companionship was a blessing to her family and friends here and abroad.

This Saturday May 8th, the funeral service, antim ardaas and sehaj paath bhog and kirtan sewa will take place.   Please join with the family to pay respects using the social media links provided.  As we continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity is 10 persons at gurdwara and at funeral service.  Your co-operation is appreciated.

Even though personal visits are limited, we share in the loss of their loved one and convey our deepest sympathies. 

Funeral and Antim Ardaas Details
Kindly join online using the links provided below

Funeral Service and Cremation
Saturday, May 8th 2021
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
At Kitchener Funeral Homes and Crematorium
3 Forwell Rd. Kitchener, Ontario  N2B 1W3

Family may be contacted directly for Zoom link to funeral service.

Paath, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas
Saturday,  May 8th 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Guelph Sikh Society Gurdwara 
70 Stevenson St. South
Guelph, Ontario  N1E 5N4

Join on Gurdwara Facebook live stream

Read more at obituary link:

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to all relatives and friends of Bibi Santosh Kaur.  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

400th Parkash Purab Guru Teg Bahadur Ji – Best Wishes to All

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sadh Sangat Ji,

We wish a most hearty congratulations on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji! Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on this auspicious occasion to each and everyone!

How can one begin to praise and describe the immortal love and compassion for humanity that Guru Teg Bahadur Ji bestowed. From childhood he cared for the disadvantaged and even gave his own gowns to the poor. Later he became a warrior on the battlefield fighting to protect and serve, hence earned the name ‘Teg Bahadur’ Ji.

The Guru Ji’s 116 Gurbani shabads tell us to praise the Almighty with each breath. The Guru Ji’s life truly exemplifies the parallel of living in worldly detachment of the mind, yet selfless service to humanity without any ego and every breath empowered by Name of the Almighty.

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)

In following the footsteps of the Guru’s wisdom, during this unprecedented pandemic, the Guru’s Sikhs and many charities continue to serve humanity with all kinds of langar including that of providing oxygen to those in need at this critical time in India. Dhan is Sis Gang Sahib Ji where Guru Teg Bahadur Ji made the ultimate sacrifice to save an entire community from extinction and to enable diversity and peaceful living.

Please join in the online for today’s Gurbani paath and kirtan in celebrating this historical day as we abide by COVID-19 protocols.

Gurdwara Programs:

please join on Facebook livestream
onsite (70 Stevenson St. S) restricted capacity

Gurpurab: Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Saturday May 1st 2021

Sukhani Sahib Paath @ 8:45AM – 10:00AM
Katha: 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Kirtan: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Ardaas / Hukamnama: 11:30AM – 12 Noon

Sunday May 2nd, 2021
Regular Sunday Diwan

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

Stay safe, practice physical distancing and pray for the well being of all!

‘ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਿਮਰੀਅੇ ਘਰ ਨਉ ਨਿਧ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ।’
Teg Bahadur Simreay Ghar Nau Nidh Avey Dhayey.

Then I do remember the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, through whose Grace the nine treasures come running to my house.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh