The Sikh Society of Thompson, established in 1974, has been serving the East Indian community in Thompson, Manitoba for the past 44 years. The City of Thompson is located beyond the 55th parallel, 750 kilometers north of Winnipeg and there is no permanent Gurdwara building within that range. Thompson is a dynamic community and is also known as the Hub of the North for the services it provides the surrounding northern communities. In the early 1970s there were approximately 25 East Indian families living in Thompson. There was a strong will to establish a GurudwaraSahib at that time, which led to the creation of the Sikh Society of Thompson in 1974. The organization became a registered charity in 1977. The Sikh Society of Thompson has been serving East Indian communities of Thompson and the surrounding towns by holding monthly congregationsand cultural events in a rental hall.
Permanent Gurdwara Sahib - Building Project
The East Indian community has seen a gradual increase in population from 1970 to 2010. However, over the past 8 years, Thompson has experienced a huge influx of new immigrant families and students from India and Canadian cities as well. This increase of our community in Thompson, Manitoba has created a demand for a permanent building that will become our Gurdwara Sahib.
The executive committee of the Sikh Society of Thompson voted unanimously to establish a permanent place for a Gurdwara in Thompson. Various options have been explored including renovating old buildings and new builds. We have settled for a 6,000 square feet, 10-year-old vacant building that meets our requirements. The approximate move in cost of this building is in the range of $650,000 to 700,000, which includes capital upgrades .
|VICE PRESIDENT:||RAJINDER THETHY|
|JOINT SECRETARY:||KALWANT SINGH|
|GENERAL SECRETARY:||JASKIRAT SINGH KHEHRA|
|MEMBER AT LARGE:||DEVINDER SINGH MASAUN|
|MEMBER AT LARGE:||ASIS SINGH|
BUILDING PROJECT COMMITTE
|DEVINDER SINGH MASAUN||GURPRAKASH SINGH|
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Address: Sikh Society of Thompson
PO Box 973, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1N7
Phone: +1 (204)778-8282