Premier of BC Honourable David Eby visits the National Historic Site in Abbotsford

On April 18th the Honourable David Eby visited the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple to proclaim Sikh Heritage Month in BC. The Premier was greeted by the President Maninder Singh and committee members of the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford as well as UFV Provost and VP Academic Dr. James Mandigo and the Mayor of Abbotsford Ross Siemens. MLA Mike de Jong of Abbotsford who has been a good friend of the Historic site attended and greeted the Premier.

Dr. Satwinder Bains, Director of SASI hosted the Premier on a tour of the grounds of the Gur Sikh Temple and shared the history of its 113 year history. She also gave a tour of the current exhibit in the Sikh Heritage Museum titled: Exhibition Opening . Premier Eby visited the Darbar Hall at the Gurdwara and proclaimed Sikh Heritage Month and presented the President Mr. Maninder Singh with the signed proclamation. Mr. Singh reciprocated by presenting the Premier with a framed photo of the National Historic Site. The Premier spoke to the long and successful heritage and history of Sikhs in BC and the need to preserve history for future generations.

The Premier’s visit is part of historic visits in the past by Canadian civic leaders such as the former Premier of BC Christy Clarke in 2011, three Prime Ministers of Canada – former PM Jean Chretien in 2007, former PM Stephen Harper in 2011 and current PM Justin Trudeau in 2015.

To view photos from the visit