(Article courtesy of Drishti Magazine)
A new Stop of Interest sign has been unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, providing travellers with information about the oldest still-standing Sikh gurdwara”in North America. “B.C.’s Stop of Interest signs are a way to share our province’s history,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The new sign will help tell the story of the role this temple played in uniting the emerging Sikh community and easing its integration into Canadian society at a challenging time.”
- British Columbia’s Stop of Interest signs were first displayed on provincial routes in 1958, to share stories of the people, places and events that helped shape B.C.’s history.
- In 2016, the B.C. government launched an initiative to rejuvenate the existing signs and invited the public to submit ideas for new signs, resulting in over 500 nominations. The ministry is in the process of installing the new signs as consultation is completed, to ensure everyone can continue to stop and learn about B.C. as they travel on provincial routes.
For more information about the Gur Sikh Temple: http://canadiansikhheritage.ca/gur-sikh-temple/