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Victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting commemorated

On the one-week anniversary of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, Abbotsford’s Sikh-Canadian community held a remembrance event in honour of the victims of the tragedy.

The service took place on Sunday, Aug. 12 Khalsa Diwan Society's temple on South Fraser Way.

The local remembrance event was part of an international, youth-led movement to unify Sikh temples and communities across the continents in sending a collective, public message of remembrance and tolerance in the aftermath of the Aug. 5 violence.

On Aug. 5, Wade Michael Page, a reported U.S. Army veteran, entered a temple in Wisconsin and killed six people and wounded three others when he opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun. He was then shot and killed by police.

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