Blood drive pays tribute to Sikh genocide

SURREY — An annual blood drive by the so-called Sikh Nation will take place over the weekend (Nov. 8 and 9).

The "Campaign Against Genocide" pays tribute to events that occurred in 1984, when thousands of Sikhs were killed in New Delhi, India’s capital city.

"In the month of November, Sikhs donate blood to save lives and to give dignified memory to the victims of genocide," reads a post at the website

The annual blood drive was launched in 1999.

"Through this campaign, the Sikh Nation reaches out and embraces the vision that all humans should live a safe and peaceful life," according to the website. "As a result, this campaign has saved more than 81,000 lives (worldwide, as of December 2012).

In Surrey, blood will be collected Saturday, Nov. 8 (from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at the permanent clinic located at 15285 101st Avenue and also Sunday, Nov. 9 (from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at Ecole Gabrielle-Roy School, 6887 132nd St.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey pushing the poor out of Whalley, public hearing speakers say

‘There is a war on the poor here in Surrey,’ resident Dave Diewert tells city council

Liquor permission considered for White Rock’s Memorial Park

Council mulls business-boosting measures, including picnic benches

Surrey seniors call Seniors’ Centre Without Walls, a new-to-B.C. program

‘Crazy coincidence’ saw program connect soon after COVID-19 pandemic hit

IHIT investigating death of Surrey woman

Injured woman was taken to SMH early Tuesday morning

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

Horgan calls for national anti-racism program; will pitch idea to PM, premiers

Premier John Horgan said he’s horrified by the death of George Floyd in the United States

Fraser Valley dad rescues two young daughters after truck plunges into lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

COVID claims 23rd Langley Lodge patient, making it the deadliest outbreak in B.C.

Coronavirus kills another senior at Langley care home, bringing B.C. total to 166

Family of dead B.C. football star urge changes to mental health policies in hospitals

Uko family disappointed in actions of Regina hospital, hosting public funeral service this weekend

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Most Read