Sikh Society Of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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The Gurdwara was completed in 1978 through the dedication and determination from the pioneer Sikhs in the Calgary area. Sikh Society Calgary has a very rich and diverse history that has been shaped by the early settlers in Calgary. Sikhs have been making Calgary their home since the early 1900's. Sardar Harnam Singh Hari made Alberta his family home in 1910 becoming the first Sikh family living in the Calgary area. In the early 1930's, Sardar Berama Singh and Sardarni Dhun Kaur moved from Pincher Creek to Calgary becoming the second family to call Calgary their home. In the 1950's and 1960's, as more families migrated to the Calgary area and the Sikh community started holding religious gatherings at private residences. In 1967, the first public Diwan was held at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Gurpurb. The Diwans became regular events held at rented halls where all major occasions were celebrated by the community. Albert Park Community Centre in the S.E. was a regular place of weddings for our community.

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