Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sunday November 6, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday November 6th 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
Due to major construction in the region please plan to arrive early by 2:00 pm so you have ample time to park, look at Buckam Singh’s grave site and meet with the community.
The main entrance to the cemetery is from Moore avenue and you can park anywhere on the side of the roads inside the cemetery.
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
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.
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