Exhibit on Canadian Sikhs during Second World War

Event will be held at Gur Sikh Temple historic site in Abbotsford

A new exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum in Abbotsford begins Jan. 18.

A new exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum in Abbotsford begins Jan. 18.

An exhibition called Canadian Sikhs in WWI: The Forgotten Story will launch on Jan. 18 at the Sikh Heritage Museum in the Gur Sikh Temple National Historic Site (33094 South Fraser Way).

The exhibit is open from Jan. 18 to Dec. 31, but original WWI artifacts will be available for viewing on the opening day with a special program that runs from 1 to 3 p.m.

The artifacts are available through a partnership with the Indus MEdia Foundation of Canada and the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada in Toronto.

The special program will include a film by David Gray called Canadian Soldier Sikhs: A Little Story in a Big Way as well as a question and answer period by Gray.

There will be a collector’s talk about the memorabilia and artifacts by Steven Purewal, Pardeep Nagra and Navneet Sidhu, and snacks and tea will be provided.

For more information call 604-851-6325 or call sharanjit.sandhra@ufv.ca.