Symbol of Sikh Resilience Honoured with Stop of Interest Sign

Sikh settlers’ efforts to build a spiritual and community home in the early 1900s, while making Canada their new home, are now recognized by a BC Stop of Interest sign.

A sign for the Gur Sikh Temple was unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum, in Abbotsford, on April 14, 2019. The temple is the oldest still-standing Sikh gurdwara in North America, and was designated a National Historic Site, on July 31, 2002. Honouring the structure and those who built it in April, was especially significant as that’s Sikh Heritage Month in BC, and when Vaisakhi is celebrated to mark the start of the agricultural year and commemorate the origins of the Sikh faith and traditions.

Why Building of the Alaska Highway is Still an Epic Feat 75 Years Later

Driven by wartime urgency, the building of the Alaska Highway remains an epic accomplishment, 75 years later. The heroic efforts by US soldiers who in only eight months, built a 2,400-kilometre route through wilderness while enduring extraordinary hardships, will always be the foundation of this storied route.