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Thousands expected for annual Sikh parade in Abbotsford

Rolling street closures will be in effect on Sunday, Sept. 3
The annual Sikh parade, known as the Nagar Kirtan Procession, takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 3 for the annual Sikh parade, known as the Nagar Kirtan Procession.

The Nagar Kirtan Procession in Abbotsford involves transporting Sikhism’s holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, on a float through the streets while singing devotional hymns.

The parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m., starts and ends at the Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar (Sikh temple) at 30640 Blueridge Drive.

The route travels east on Blueridge Drive, south on Townline Road, west on Southern Drive and along Sandpiper Drive, Goldfinch Street and back on Blueridge to the temple.

The city says rolling road closures will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with approximately a two-hour closure at most locations along the route as the procession passes. Lengthier closures are expected near the temple.

The city also advises that bus service in the area will be disrupted. A map of scheduled bus re-routing is available at

Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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