Concern at proposed sale of historic Vancouver Island Gurdwara

By Avtar Singh

A meeting of Sikh Societies of Lower mainland was held Tuesday at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Surrey, B.C. after finding out that Paldi Sikh Temple is being sold by the bank via court order sale.

Bikramjit Singh Sandhar, President of the Gurdwara, chaired the meeting and it was decided to send Prem Singh Vinning and Avtar Singh Gill to Island to meet the concerned authorities and visit the site on next morning to find out details and more information about this.

Both members along with Gurmeet Singh went to Island early next morning and visited Paldi Sikh Gurdwara on Wednesday March 14, 2012 and met with the key people including Mayo’s grandson and current president of Paldi Sikh Temple Davinder S Mayo, CVRD board, City, Real estate professional, Bank, potential buyers and other concerned people & local Community members.

Another meeting is called 7pm Friday March 16,2012 at Senior centre of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara where full report will be presented to all the Societies and community members and further steps will be taken to save the historic site.