Provincial honour presented to Sikh Heritage Museum

Abbotsford site recognized for its innovative programs and exhibits

The Sikh Heritage Museum is located in the historic Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford.

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) has presented the Sikh Heritage Museum in Abbotsford with one of three Awards of Merit.

The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and individuals who have exemplified excellence in creativity, community engagement and innovation within the province’s museums, galleries and history community.

The awards were presented Oct. 13 during the BCMA’s annual conference in Whistler.

The Sikh Heritage Museum is located in the Gur Sikh Temple national historic site at 33094 South Fraser Way.

It was recognized for its innovative programming and exhibits recognizing and raising awareness of Sikh heritage and history in B.C. and Canada.

The award was accepted by Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at University of Fraser Valley.

The other two Awards of Merit were presented to the curator the Residential and Indian Day School Art Research Project and the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project. Both are based out of the University of Victoria.