Victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting commemorated

The Khalsa Diwan Society's Sikh temple in Abbotsford participates in international remembrance ceremony

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong speaks during a memorial service on Sunday at the Khalsa Diwan Society's Sikh temple on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. The service was held to commemorate the victims of the mass shooting on Aug. 5 at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong speaks during a memorial service on Sunday at the Khalsa Diwan Society's Sikh temple on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. The service was held to commemorate the victims of the mass shooting on Aug. 5 at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek



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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