Friday, August 26, 2011

Abbotsford Sikh Temple

From 1901 until 1911, about 5,000 Sikhs (the majority who were young single men), came to Canada. They mostly settled in British Columbia to work in the logging, farming and railway industries.

In 1911 they built the Abbotsford Sikh Temple or Gurdwara. It is the oldest surviving Sikh temple in Canada.

In 2002, Parks Canada designated it as National Historic Site of Canada.

Parks Canada website

East Indians

A Walk to Remember

On the 24 & 25 of September there will be a tour of St. Ann's Cemetery (established 1835) in Penetanguishene, Simcoe County, Ontario.

The press release says to “Join Deb and Pam for a walk through this historic cemetery and meet sinners and saints, the famous and infamous. We've uncovered some fascinating and interesting facts about the citizens of Penetang and we'd like to share them with you.”

The Walk starts at 2 PM each day.

Tickets are limited to 25 for each day and must be paid for in advance.

Tickets are $8.00 each, and you call the museum at 705-549-2150.

All proceeds are for the Cemetery Board for the upkeep of the grounds.

The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives website is