In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano

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Join Naveen Girn, Curator and Community Engagement Specialist and Paneet Singh, Filmmaker and Researcher, for a walking tour in Kitsilano that will retrace the living legacy of the first Sikh Gurdwara in North America, built in 1908. Located at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, this religious, social and political gathering place was situated next to homes owned by the South Asian community and the saw mills where they worked. The walk will explore the South Asian community by pointing out lost, and still existing buildings that illustrate the intercultural past of Vancouver, the fight against racial discrimination, and the stories that still resonate today.

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