Bruce Harding performing at an interfaith event during Canada 150 celebrations. (Photo: Submitted)

Surrey gurdwara hosts event to bring people of all faiths under one roof

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara hosts interfaith event Sunday afternoon in Surrey

SURREY — A coalition of interfaith organizations is hosting an event in Surrey on Sunday (Jan. 28) that aims to bring people of all faiths and ethnicities together under one roof.

The event is called ‘Celebrating Our Differences: Creating Positive Change in a Divided World’ and it will take place at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara.

Bruce Harding, one of the organizers, says the event will mark the start of ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’ that happens from Feb. 1-7.

“We are on the front end of all the events that are happening all over the city,” he said.

Harding said it’s rare for a gurdwara to allow a non-Sikh person to offer worship. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara hosted two interfaith events in the past, including one during last year’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Harding said he hopes the event will help people celebrate their differences.

“I learned about my own faith and tradition by interacting with people of other traditions because they ask you questions that you’d never think of,” Harding said.

The event starts at 3 p.m., with stories, songs and teachings from different traditions, followed by dinner and reception.

Music will be performed by Daughters of the Drum, a Vancouver-based group of primarily Aboriginal women who also helped organize the event. Naad Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving music and culture, is also one of the event organizers.

The gurdwara is located at 8115 132nd Street in Surrey. Tickets are free.

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Yogesh on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey’s truck survey closes Sunday

‘Sustainable solutions for authorized commercial truck parking’ sought

Sunny’s Bridal in Surrey to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week

Business got its start in south Vancouver in the 1990s

Surrey forensic nurse says vote Early, vote often

If Sheila Early wins YWCA award, Scotiabank will donate $10K to violence prevention services program for women

South Surrey firefighters rescue cat from tree

The cat ‘got himself a little too high for comfort’

VIDEO: One person in hospital after head-on crash in Delta

Ladner Trunk Road between 80th and 72nd Streets is closed. Police say to avoid the area.

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

North Delta happenings: week of March 21

Events, courses and clubs listings for North Delta

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

Most Read