Minister Melanie Mark Visits the Sikh Heritage Museum and SASI

The SASI was pleased to host the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, Melanie Mark at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple on November 12, 2021. The visit was emotional, powerful and full of hope and promise as Minister Mark, herself the very first Indigenous woman to be an MLA and Minister in BC’s history, re-emphasized the significance of the creation of a South Asian Canadian Museum, a one of a kind project across Canada

In addition to hosting the Honurable Minister, the SASI was joined by UFV President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Joanne MacLean, honourable Minister of Labour Harry Bains, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minster Bob D’Eith, MLA’s  Jagrup Brar, Jinny Sims, and Pam Alexis, and Mike Murray, Council member of the BC Arts Council for a roundtable discussion regarding how we will preserve and showcase our history through a South Asian Canadian Museum in BC.

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