Celebrating The 1st Anniversary Of Gurdwara Sahib – August 28 2022

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

With Guru’s blessings, we are excited to announce that the first year anniversary of the new Guelph Gurdwara sahib is coming soon!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday August 28, 2022.
Please see attached poster and links below.

ਚਰਨ ਸਰਨਿ ਗੁਰ ਏਕ ਪੈਡਾ ਜਾਇ ਚਲ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੋਟਿ ਪੈਡਾ ਆਗੇ ਹੋਇ ਲੇਤ ਹੈ।

Cɦaran saran gur ēyk paidaa jaae cɦal saṭigur kott paidaa ạage hoīe laeth hai।

A disciple who walks one step towards Guru to take his refuge and goes to him with devotion and humility,
Guru advances to receive the devotee by taking million steps.

(Bhai Sahib Bhai Gurdas Ji’s Vaars)
1st Year Anniversary –  Appreciating the Journey

Celebrate Success
Recall History
Confront Challenges
Envision the Future

Gurbani – Seva – Community – History – Progress

Thank you for making the first year successful and memorable!

First Year Anniversary Poster Link

Please share poster with family and friends. See you then.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Remembering Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi and 1984 Ghallughara

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

This weekend we mark the Shaheedi of Dhan Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Ji and remember the victims of the 1984 Blue Star Operation at Darbar Sahib (The 3rd Ghallughara) in Sikhism history.

There are many untold stories from the 1984 events.  Please share the history with youth and recite the precious Gurbani that Guru Arjan Dev Ji compiled to empower each of us.

ਕਲਜੁਗਿ ਜਹਾਜੁ ਅਰਜੁਨੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਗਲ ਸ੍ਰਿਸ੍ਟਿ ਲਗਿ ਬਿਤਰਹੁ ॥੨॥
Kalajugi jahaaju ạrajunu guroo sagal sristi lagi biṭarahu ॥2॥

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, Guru Arjun is the Boat; attached to him, the entire universe is safely carried across. ||2||

(Svaiyay Mehl 5 – Bhatt Mathuraa – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Ang 1408)

History of Sikh Community in Guelph and Wellington County

IMPORTANT:  Please,  if you or your relatives have been in Guelph before 1975 and earlier,  we need your input to document the roots of the Sikh and Punjabi community in Guelph.

We can build memoirs and even videos but we need the content!  Time is of essence!  Let’s document it before we lose it!

Reach out to us: email back,  fill in contact form at gurdwara reception or call to leave your contact at 519-822-1112 please!

Community Supports:
We are reminded that resources are available for seniors and youth from many community organizations.

Don’t forget to click the links provided to learn and share with others or reach out to us for more info.

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
https://gwsa-guelph.ca/

Evergreen Seniors Centre:
Open House: Friday June 10th:  All are welcome to visit and tour the facility.

Youth Wellness Hubs: many free services for youth
 https://www.thegrovehubs.ca/

Gurdwara Program Schedule
Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib & Facebook Live (partial)
please see calendar for full details

June 2nd to June 5th 2022 Programs

Akhand Paath Sewa is in progress in Main Hall.
Bhog: Saturday June 4th 9-10AM
sewa by Jaswinder S Purba and family

June 5th – Sunday regular diwan 
Remembering Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi
sewa by sangat

Please join daily to pay tribute to our incredible history.

Click to see June Calendar on website

Monthly Expenses:
Please take a look at the monthly cost statements posted at gurdwara across from the reception desk.

Parking lot project cost estimated over $300,000.  Each family can make a difference!
Let’s get it done before winter!

Monthly Pledge Form Link
Click link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form:  Thank you for your support.

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

Pray for the well being of all during these tumultuous times.

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Please stayed connected by clicking links below.
We will post to Website or Facebook page the program and calendar updates.
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April 22 to April 24 2022 – Akhand Paath Sewa and Youth Programs

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji!
Akhand Paath Sewa will be started this Friday to celebrate the Parkash Purabs of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, Guru Arjan Dev ji and Bhagat Dhanna Ji.  Please join in sewa this weekend.  We look forward to your participation.

Special Progamming Specifically for Youth
(Sunday April 24th) 

1.  11 AM:  Bhai Ken Singh ji will be at gurdwara sahib to explain Gurbani in English

2.  12 PM: Special guest from a youth community organization will at gurdwara to outline Wellness services for youth ages 12-26.
Very important for families and youth to know of this organization that is reaching out to us to raise awareness.
The Grove Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario website link: www.thegrovehubs.ca

3. Register for Punjabi and music classes at reception desk. Classes running on Sundays.

Gurdwara Program Schedule

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib & Facebook Live (partial)

Weekend Akhand Paath Sewa:
Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24th,  2022

Aramb: Fri  Apr 22 @ 10 AM  (upstairs hall)
Bhog: Sun Apr 24 @ 10 AM

Akhand Paath Sewa by all sangat.

Sunday April 24th Regular Diwan:

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM  Sukhmani Sahib Paath (main hall)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Bhog Saloks  (upstairs hall)

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM  Kirtan by Sangat

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bhai Ken Singh Ji – Katha in English

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM  Info from The Grove Youth Wellness Hubs guest

12:10 PM – 1:00 PM  Kirtan followed by Ardaas and Hukumnama

Sewa by Ravinder Singh and family.

See Program Schedule on Website:

Fundraising:
Your continued support is needed to help cover monthly mortgage costs, kitchen and landscaping costs.

Monthly Pledge Form Link
Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form:

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

Khalsa Diwas – Vaisakhi Programs – Starts April 12th at 4PM continues to Sunday April 17 Evening – Congratulations and Happy Vaisakhi

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Congratulations on our First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas celebrations starting today at 4PM at our newly built gurdwara sahib!

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian on the Birth of Khalsa and Happy Vaisakhi to all!

Please read carefully,  the times and full schedule below.  Share with others. Thank you.

Parking will be guided. Kindly,  follow instructions of volunteers on site.
If you are able, on April 14,  please walk or carpool.

We look forward to your participation!

First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas Gurdwara Program Schedule

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib & Facebook Live (partial)

1st Akhand Paath Sewa:
Tuesday April 12th to Thursday April 14th,  2022

Aramb:  Apr 12 @ 4:00 PM  (Afternoon)
Akhand Paath continues to April 14 Evening

Thursday April 14th – Vaisakhi & Sangrand
EVENING Program 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Nishan Sahib Sewa
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Bhog Saloks
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Extended Kirtan, Katha program
9:30 PM – Ardaas and Hukumnama

Sewa by all Sangat lead by Navrup S Dulai and family
Langar served throughout. Volunteers needed.

2nd Akhand Paath Sewa:
Friday April 15 to Sunday April 17th,  2022

Aramb: Fri  Apr 15 @ 10 AM 
Akhand paath continues to Sunday morning

Sunday April 17th
Special Celebration Extended Program

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Bhog Saloks
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM  Kirtan by Sangat
11:15 AM –  12:00 PM  Kirtan by Hazoori Jatha
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM  Kirtan by Bhai Onkar Singh ji (English translation)
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM  Dhadi Jatha
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   Bhai Gulzar Singh ji
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Kirtan Hazoori Jatha
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM  Ardaas and Hukumnama

Sewa by all Sangat lead by Court Galvanizing employees and families

See Program Schedule on Website:

Fundraising / Surplus Supplies:

NOTE:  We have surplus of atta, sugar, rice,  and bottled ghee.  Kindly make a financial donation instead!

In the spirit of the Khalsa, we  encourage each working adult to commit to a monthly donation towards the Guru’s project!

Your continued support is needed to help cover monthly mortgage costs, kitchen and landscaping costs.

Monthly Pledge Form Link
Click on link to download a monthly pre-authorized pledge form:

ਜਉ ਤਉ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਖੇਲਣ ਕਾ ਚਾਉ ॥ ਸਿਰੁ ਧਰਿ ਤਲੀ ਗਲੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਆਉ ॥
Jaū ṭaū prem kɦelañ kaa cɦaaū ॥ Sir ḍɦar ṭalee galee meree ạaū ॥

If you wish to play the game of love, come my way, with your head on the palm of your hand.
(Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji  p.1412)

Happy Khalsa Sajna Diwas!  Deg Teg Fateh!  Panth Kee Jeet!

If you can please bring your own masks and head coverings during busy events to help us remain efficient.
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

First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas Celebrations at 410 Clair Rd E – April 12th to 17th

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We are very excited to announce the First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas program that is planned for this coming April.

This will be a special moment of celebration for the first time at the new gurdwara sahib!  Book your vacation days if you are able to.

We look forward to having everyone participate. Please see full program schedule below and share with others.  Thank you.

Deg Teg Fateh!  Panth Ki Jeet!
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First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas Gurdwara Program Schedule

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib & Facebook Live (partial)

Weekday Akhand Paath Sewa:

Tuesday April 12th –  Thursday April 14th,  2022

Aramb:  Apr 12 @ 4:00 PM  (Afternoon)
Akhand Paath continues ..

Thursday April 14th Vaisakhi Day & Sangrand  (day before Good Friday long weekend)

EVENING Program 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Nishan Sahib Sewa
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Bhog Saloks
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Kirtan
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Ardaas and Hukamnama

Sewa by Sangat. Langar served throughout. Volunteers needed.

Weekend Akhand Paath Sewa

Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17th,  2022

Aramb: Fri  Apr 15 @ 10 AM
Akhand paath continues..

Sunday April 17th – First Vaisakhi and Khalsa Diwas Extended Program

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Bhog Saloks
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM  Kirtan by Sangat
11:15 AM –  12:00 PM  Kirtan by Hazoori Jatha
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM  Kirtan by Bhai Onkar Singh ji (English translation)
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM  Dhadi Jatha
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   Bhai Gulzar Singh ji
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Kirtan Hazoori Jatha
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM  Ardaas and Hukumnama

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.

March 27 2022 Programs – Bhai Ken Singh Ji Visit

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Please note,  weekly Akhand Paath sewa has been started this month, so please join in sewa during the week and weekends in the upcoming months.

Bhai Ken Singh ji is scheduled to come to Guelph Gurdwara every 4th Sunday of the month to explain Gurbani in English. Listen at 11AM this Sunday.

As you are aware, on March 21st, the Covid-19 protocols have been loosened up in Ontario,  including for places of worship.  However,  we do remind those who are vulnerable to please continue to wear masks at the gurdwara. If you or family member do show any symptoms related to Covid, please stay home to protect others.

Quick Reflection:
To reflect back, during the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic state:

  • It is amazing how we managed to move into the new 410 Clair Rd E gurdwara last August.
  • We initiated events like Virtual Vaisakhi on Facebook Live during lockdown.
  • We managed wedding and funeral events with capacity of 10 persons at the 70 Stevenson Street site. These were some of the most difficult times.
  • With the perseverance of the committee members and the support and co-operation of the sangat, we have been blessed to get to this point.
  • Thank you to each and everyone for keeping yourself and others safe. Your support has been wonderful!

As we prepare for Vaisakhi celebrations, please continue to remain vigilant in the next few unpredictable weeks.  Stay well!

Gurdwara Programs:

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd E  &  Facebook Live

Sunday March 27, 2022
8 am to 10 am: Sukhmani Sahib Paath by Sangat
Or Akhand Paath recital
10:00 AM -10:30 AM – Akhand Paath Bhog (upstairs hall)
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM –  Kirtan by Nanaksar Jatha
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Bhai Ken Singh Ji
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM –  Kirtan by Hazoori Jatha
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM  Ardaas and Hukamnama

Sewa by Nanaksar Sangat

Gurdwara Fundraising:
The gurdwara fundraising is ongoing.  Kitchen is almost ready now! Cost estimate $220, 000.  Walk-in fridge and freezer has been put in costing close to $28,000.  Thank you to those helping hands on and financially. This is indeed a community dream project!

Check monthly calendar on website:

See you at the gurdwara,  and pray for the well being of all!

Nanak Naam Chardikala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

January 30th Program and February 2020 Program Calendar

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

We have a special visit by Ken Singh during this Sunday’s Diwan.  Ken Singh is an inspirational speaker on Sikhism.  Those who have listened to him before know how well he can explain Gurbani in English. Please join in this event on site or online. His previous recording during  Dec 26, 2021 is on our Facebook page. 

Contact Form – Community Demographics
When visiting onsite, please make sure to fill in the Contact Form. It is placed at the area at front of the Hukamnama TV. 
By providing your contact and family demographic details it will help us to plan for additional services. 
Services such as Gurbani and Punjabi language education for children, special events for seniors are some goals we would like to organize this year. 
All  individuals recently moved to this area, or living in the area for many years, please fill it and drop in box there. 
We need to get updated data and appreciate your time on this.

Gurdwara Programs:

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd E or Facebook live 

Sunday January 30, 2022 Diwan
Regular Sunday Diwan
Special Katha in English
Bhai Ken Singh from 11:15 AM to Noon
sewa by Jagtar Singh Dhandal and family

Note: Every Saturday morning
Asa di Vaar Kirtan occurs 6:30AM to 8AM

February 2022 Monthly Calendar will be posted to our website soon. 
Please check website Schedule tab during the week for updates.

Gurdwara Fundraising:
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. 

‘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.

Gurpurab Guru Gobind Singh Ji – January 9, 2022 – Congratulations

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyian to each and everyone on the Parkash Utsav of Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji!
Deshmesh Pitaa Ji was a spiritual master, a poet divine. He was a Saint-Soldier, who sacrificed his entire family for the Khalsa Panth and in doing so, sang the praises of Akal Purkh throughout.

ਵਾਹ ਵਾਹ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਪੇ ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ1]
vaah vaah gobindh singh aape gur chelaa ||1||
Hail, hail (Guru) Gobind Singh; He, Himself, is the Master and the Disciple too.

Please join safely onsite else on Facebook live to remember the everlasting legacy of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Gurdwara Programs:

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd E and on Facebook Live

Gurpurab: Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Sunday January 9, 2022
Sunday diwan 8AM-1PM
Sehaj Paath Bhog: 10:00 AM -10:30AM
Sewa by Amolak Singh Janjua and family

Covid-19 Protocol:
Gurdwara remains open with strict capacity and safe distancing controls in place. Please adhere to the signs and protocols onsite.
Continue to properly wear masks, sanitize, wash hands and login-in.
If not well, please stay home and reduce the risk to others.

NOTE: Gurdwara is open daily and Sukhaasan time is at 8PM.

Surplus Supplies:
Please note at this time we have a surplus of: atta, sugar and rice.
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.

Gurdwara Fundraising:
Let’s help finish the kitchen and assist in providing services we all desire at the gurdwara.
Please donate with tan, man and dhan as Guru ji taught us. We appreciate your support in 2022!

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਗੈ ਸੀਸੁ ਭੇਟ ਦੇਉ ਜੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਾਚੇ ਭਾਵੈ ॥
sathigur aagai sees bhaett dhaeo jae sathigur saachae bhaavai ||
I place my head in offering before the True Guru, if it truly pleases the True Guru.

To join our volunteer teams: please sign by clicking link:

Volunteer Registration

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

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Program – January 2022

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki FatehSangat Ji,

As we close out the year 2021 and welcome in 2022, we wish that everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year.

Please note the special programs arranged for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Scroll down to read full details.

1) On December 31st – Evening diwan from 5:30PM – 9:00PM. Doors will be closed at 9:30PM.

2) On January 1st 11:00AM – 12:15PM Gurbani vichaar in English followed by Waheguru simran.

3) Donate Today! Last 3 days to make a donation for year 2021! Click on Donate link to see the different ways you can easily donate (etranser, onsite, cash, cheque, debit, online and monthly pledges. Thank you for your support.

Gurdwara Programs:

Onsite at 410 Clair Rd East Gurdwara Sahib Ji and live on Facebook.

Friday December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve)
Evening Diwan:
5:45 – 6:15 PM: Rehras Sahib
6:15 – 7:00 PM: Arti Kirtan by Bhai Tejinder Singh and Jatha
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Kirtan Bhai Sarbjit Singh Ji and Jatha
8:00 – 9:00 PM : Kirtan , Ardas and Sukh Aasan by Bhai Tejinder Singh and Jatha
(doors closed 9:30PM)

Saturday January 1, 2022 (Happy New Year)
Gurdwara open all day
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Sukhmani Sahib
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM : Sangat Youth Kirtan
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM : Katha in English by Bhai Ken Singh
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM : Simran by Bhai Ken Singh
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM : Kirtan, Ardas by Bhai Tejinder Singh Jatha
8:00 PM – Sukhaasan
(doors closed 8:30PM)

Sunday January 2, 2022
regular Sunday Diwan and schedule

Sewa jointly by sangat

See Schedule tab for Monthly Calendar

Year-End Gurdwara Fundraiser:
Only 3 days left to make a tax deductible donation for the year 2021. For every $1 donated, most individuals will get 30% or more back in tax credits. A dollar a day goes a long way! $31, $51, $101; any amount will help to reach our goal of $27,000 to cover the monthly mortgage costs.

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.

Donation Options:

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.

Guelph’s Gurdwara (finally) Opens – Favourite #4 2021-GuelphToday

Thank you Sangat ji and everyone involved in the project for years! You have made the difference and will do so in the years to come! Waheguru bless each of you! All the best for the new year! Take care!

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