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Oct192017 Front 410 Clair Rd E

Oct192017 410 Clair Rd E

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410 Clair Rd - Concept Design Top View  

 

2017 Challenge

  • Additional monthly pledges and lump sum donations needed to help cover the ongoing construction costs.
  • $2 Million was needed for initial investment to start construction.
  • Construction Cost estimated at over 6.5 million.
  • Over $2 million raised in past years to pay for land purchase.
  • Thanks for continued support from Guelph sangat and those donating online.
Wednesday
May172017

May 29 -June 4 Programs - Shaheedi Purab Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sangat Ji,
NOTE:  At this time, we are not sending weekly emails.  Please use the website to get updates on weekly programs and let others know. Thank you.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Shaheedi is remarkable.  Guru ji,  sat on a burning hot plate, fire burning underneath, hot sand being poured on top yet he managed to be so cool, calm, collected in such circumstances of death. It was the Lord's will he accepted so peacefully.   

Come, pay tribute to a turning point in Sikh history and the virtues of Gurbani that Guru Ji left for us,  so that we too can reach a higher level of strength, perserverence and tranquility and make some small sacrifices for a better community.

 Programs: 

 1.  Evening Simran : May 22 –June 1st

     7 days/wk:  Evening 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Remembering Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi

3. Mon May 29: Shaheedi Diwas

     Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi Diwas

     Evening 5:30pm-8:00pm

     Sewa by Inderveer S Mattu and family

4. June 2 – June 4: Akhand Paath Sewa

  Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Shaheedi Purab

   Sewa by Ravinder S. Sandhu and Transportation industry associates

5. Saturday June 3: Blood Donation Camp

 8am – 1pm  (walk in – or book appt)

 Location: 130 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph, ON N1H 7Y5

Canadian Blood Services

https://blood.ca/en/donate

 Let's save a life by donating blood.  The Guru sacrified his life to empower us to stand up to the betterment of society even if it meant giving up our life.    

The Guru is always with us always.  Let's show that we care to give. 

Gurbani - Sewa - Simran - For ourselves and for our global community. Be a part of it.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Friday
May122017

May 14 - May 28 Programs

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
NOTE:  At this time, we are not sending weekly emails.  Until then, please use the website to get updates on weekly programs and let others know. Thank you.

Please continue to participate in the gurdwara and related community events. 

Programs:

Weekly Simran program
Thursday Evenings only – 5:30pm-7:30pm
  Rehraas, Waheguru Simran, Ardaas  

1.  Sunday May 14- Sunday diwan
     Sehj paath bhog 9-10am

     Regular diwan bhog 12:30pm
     Sewa is taken 

Happy Mother's days to all!

2.  Sunday May 21:  regular Sunday diwan
     Sewa is taken   

3.  Sunday May 28:  regular Sunday diwan
     Sewa is available - pls call gurdwara to book

The Guru is always with us always.  Let's show that we are with our Guru!

Gurbani - Sewa - Simran - It's for the soul.  

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Friday
Mar312017

Happy Vaisakhi 2017

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
Vaisakhi Diyan Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan! Congratulations to all sangat!

Sewa and Simran are two pillars of Sikhi.  April is Sikh heritage month that showcases these community pillars and recognizes those who have courageously carried forward these pillars in Canadian history.  

Visit the Sikh Heritage Museum in Mississauga:

Programs:
 
Vaisakhi Special Programs Day and Evening
1.  April 13 Vaisakhi -  Morning Kirtan 
  • 10am -11 am : Kirtan by hazoori ragi
2.  April 13 Vaisakhi- Evening 5:30pm-8pm
  • 5:30-6pm        Rehraas‎ Sahib Path
  • 6-6:30pm        Kirtan by sangat / youth
  • 6:30-7:30pm   Kirtan by hazoori ragi
  • 7:30-8pm        Anand sahib kirtan, Aardaas, samapti
3. Vaisakhi Akhand Paath sewa: April 14-16
    Fri April 14: aramb at 9am
    Sun April 16: bhog at 9am

4. Nishan Sahib sewa Saturday April 15 
     10am:  70 Stevenson St Gurdwara
       11am: 410 Clair Rd E (construction site)
 
5.  Sikh Heritage Flag Ceremony : Tues April 18
     At Guelph City Hall
     5:30pm -7pm  (6pm ceremony starts)
    (room is booked and snacks will be served)
6. Toronto Nagar Kirtan - Sunday April 30
    Special Note: Sign at Gurdwara if you want to reserve seat for bus ride.
     Fee: $5 for teens and adults (13yrs and older individuals)

410 Clair Rd Construction: 
Thank you to everyone donating locally and online in lump sums and through monthly pledges.   Your commitment matters! 
 
The Guru is always with us always.  Let's show that we are with our Guru!
"Khalsa mero roop hai khaas, Khaalse meh hau karau nivaas
Khalsa is my form special, In Khalsa I live 

Khalsa mero mukh hai angaa, Khaalse ke haun sad sad sangaa
Khalsa is my body, With Khalsa I'm ever ever present

Khalsa mero mitar sakhaaee, Khalsa maat pita sukhdaaee
Khalsa my friend companion, khalsa mother father peacegiver

Khalsa mero dharam our karam, khalsa mero bhed nij maram
Khalsa my faith and actions, Khalsa my distinct personal mystique

Khalsa mero bhavan bhandaara, Khaalse kar mero satkaara
khalsa my treasure vast, Khalsa keeps my honour

Khalsa mero satgur poora, Khalsa mero sajjan soora
Khalsa my satguru complete, Khalsa my virtous noble friend, brave dauntless warrior

Khalsa akal purakh ki fauj, pragteo khalsa paramatam ki mauj.
Khalsa army of God, the Akal Purakh, Khalsa joy of the Supreme Being."

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Thursday
Feb022017

Condolences and Support for Mosque shooting

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


Our condolences go out to the Muslim community for the senseless shooting at the mosque in Quebec City. We share their loss and sense of tragedy that is heartfelt and close to home.  It is a horrific tragedy with innocent victims killed during peaceful prayers.  We stand with the community during this most difficult time.

Our Guru has taught not to instill fear into others but also be brave enough to stand up for the dignity and rights of all human beings under the One Lord's creation.  

We in the Sikh community do remember the August 2012 shooting where 6 people were killed and others critically injured  at the Wisconsin Sikh Temple  (Gurdwara) in the USA.  

All communities must come together to prevent these ignorant acts of violence in the future amongst people and neighbours who share values of equality for all human beings. 

May God Bless and Protect All.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh 

 

Saturday
Jan282017

Sewa Sewa Sewa

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
'Satgur ki sewa safal hai Je ko kare chit laye'
Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding, if one performs it with his mind focused on it.
Currently we have open weeks of sewa available in January, February and March where langar and diwan sewa is not booked. 

 

We know we are busy,  but one weekend a year of sewa,  be it for Gurpurabs, Shaheedi purabs or personal events, like birth or death anniversaries, can be a opportunity for us to spend time with our Guru, family and community in an environment where spiritual, physical and financial sewa comes together. 

How can you help: 
  • Book langar, diwan and Akhand Paath sewa for upcoming weekends or annual events
  • Form a team to take turns in making langar on Sundays, especially where weekends not booked
  • Share in cleaning routines: shoveling snow, cleaning floors, carpets, washrooms, kitchen area and appliances
  • Make a donation for supplies we are short on (or financially, since we don't have much storage space) . eg langar plates, cups, spoons, baggies, washroom and kitchen supplies etc.
  • Commit to 2-3 hours a month of sewa and make it happen!
  • Fundraise for our 410 Clair Rd Gurdwara in construction
  • Contact us via email, website, or at gurdwara or any committee member 
We thank those families and individuals who continue to provide their valuable time and who have already made a commitment for the upcoming year.  Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Shako.

Please join in Sunday Diwans and help out any way you can. 

1.   Sunday Jan 29 -  Regular Sunday Diwan
       sewa jointly by sangat
      Kirtan by Sukhwinder Singh Ji and jatha
       
2.   Sunday Feb 5 -  sewa is available     
   

2016 Donation Receipts:  
Please pickup your 2016 charitable donation receipts to claim at tax time including those for monthly pledges.   These are available at gurdwara at secretary's desk on Sundays. Thank you.


Did you know:
We have over 350 families in the Sikh community of Guelph and Wellington County.  As such, it would take over 5 years for each family to get a turn at doing one weekend of langar, kirtan and diwan sewa. The gurdwara is our community's pillar, so let's dedicate some time to gurdwara sewa.

 

Gurbani - Sewa - Simran - It's for the soul.

 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh