Sunday, July 3, 2011

About Sikhs in Prince George

I know there is not a lot of information on the internet about Sikhs or Punjabi people in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada so here are a few facts.

  • Prince George is the home of 76,000 people and is the largest city in northern BC. 
  • Prince George is the home of University of Northern BC, one of the leading research universities in Canada

It has two Sikh gurudwaras or temples
1. Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple
4298 Davis Road

2. Guru Gobind Singh Temple
443 Kelly St S

  • Approximately 250 people attend gurudwara regularly
  • There is an annual Nagar Keertan and Ranswayee keertan organized by the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple
  • Prince George Sikh Youth Society is an independent society that not only caters to the needs of the Sikh Youth, but also to the general Sikh Public
  • The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS) also provides services to immigrants in PG
  • Around 910 people speak Punjabi at home, making Punjabi- speaking people the largest minority group in PG (Canadian Census Stats 2006)
  • 9.6% of the total population were immigrants in  2006 (Canadian Census Stats 2006)

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