#Guelph Celebrates 1st Ever Sikh Heritage Month! #SikhHeritage 

What a celebration! I was joined by so many wonderful people from the Guelph Sikh community for raising the flag acknowledging Sikh Heritage Month! 


This is the first time celebrating Sikh Heritage Month in Guelph. The Ontario Government proclaimed this month in 2013.


I’m thrilled that we were celebrating this locally – I want to thank Indu, Dolly, Amarjit and the Guelph Sikh Society members for getting in touch with with me and my office to help organize this event too! I first heard of it when I was in Ottawa a few weeks ago and thought to myself – Guelph should celebrate this too, we’ve got to make this happen!  

In Guelph, Sikhs have made significant contributions to our city’s social, economic and cultural growth. They have made contributions in almost every area of our economy – the fast food business, gas stations, banking, mortgages, optical stores, construction, the real estate business, manufacturing and many more!

The City of Guelph is proud and very grateful for the tremendous contributions of the local Sikh community.

To my knowledge, Sikhs have been living in Guelph since the early 1960’s.

I approached some members of the Sikh community to learn more about some of the local Sikhs who have stood out for their exceptional contributions. I was proud to present certificates of recognition to many individuals tonight. 

They were:

Dr. Atamjit Singh Bali, Dr. Amreek Singh, the late Mr. Iqbal Singh Chohan, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur Puria, Mr. Gurnam Singh, Mr. Rajpal Singh Kainth, Mr. Charn Singh Ghuman and Mr. Amarjit Furmah.

I can’t wait to see the completion of the beautiful Gurudwara being built on Clair Road. The City of Guelph thanks all the past and present Guelph Sikh Society Committee members who are making their vision come alive.
Thank you for choosing Guelph to be your home – and for making Guelph a better place!

Take care,


One response to “#Guelph Celebrates 1st Ever Sikh Heritage Month! #SikhHeritage ”

  1. Harbhajan Singh Bhatia Avatar

    It is a wonderful feeling for the Sikh Community in India that Sikhs settled in Guleph, who made substantial contribution in the commercial, economic, cultural, educational sectors of Canada, have been honoured. Dr. Amreek Singh is one among the awardees, whose contribution in the field of education has made an impressive impact. Thank you so much of the authorities in Guleph to give recognisation of the contribution of Sikh Community. We in India feel very proud of them. Harbhajan Singh Bhatia

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