Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sunday November 8, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday November 8th at the historic location of the grave of WWI Canadian hero Pvt. Buckam Singh, the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars.
The Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony has now become one of the largest annual gathering of Sikh soldiers and veterans in North America. The ceremony allows Canadians the opportunity to appreciate the inclusive nature of our country and the sacrifices made by heroes from diverse backgrounds in making our nation strong and secure.
Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery
175 Moore Ave Kitchener, Ontario
Directions & Parking
Google map of Mount Hope Cemetery
The main entrance to the cemetery is from Moore avenue and you can park anywhere on the side of the roads inside the cemetery. Alternatively you can park on King Street in the parking lot of Central Fresh Market and walk to the pedestrian entrance on the south side of the cemetery nearest the grave site.
The Golden Triangle Sikh Association invites all those planning to attend the ceremony to first visit the Gurdwara in the morning for some langer. The bhog ceremony typically concludes around 12:00pm to 12:30pm on Sundays.
Gurdwara Sahib is located at:
2070 Snyder's Road East
Petersburg, Ontario N0B 2H0
1 km west of city limits of Kitchener, on Snyder's Road East.
phone: (519) 634-5681
Watch Video CTV News report of ceremony
Watch Video City TV Live broadcast from the ceremony
Watch Video Omni TV Punjabi news report
Watch the Prime Minister speak about Pvt. Buckam Singh and his legacy as it relates to Canadian values as well as mention the Remembrance Ceremony.
Honour and Sacrifice
With a long military tradition Sikhs have always been at the forefront in serving their country. Over 65,000 Sikh soldiers fought in WWI as part of the British Army and over 300,000 Sikhs fought against German and Japanese tyranny in WWII.
Past and Present
We will honour the service of our men and women of the Canadian Forces as well as remember all those who have served and sacrificed for their country in past wars.
Reclaiming a Forgotten Hero
Wounded twice on the battlefields of France in WWI, Canadian soldier Pvt. Buckam Singh was one of only 9 Sikh soldiers allowed to serve with Canadian Forces in WWI. With the discovery of his war medal and military grave the Sikh community has reclaimed a forgotten son and Canada has reclaimed the story of a hero.
CBC The National news report about the ceremony
Punjabi news report
Download, Print & Distribute the 2015 ceremony flyer