Image: Granthi Naranjan Singh Thauli immigrated to Canada from village Thauli near Phagwara, Punjab in 1905. He owned a farm on 64th Street and Gaudy Road in Ladner. His daughter-in-law Surjit Kaur and grandson Tarsem (Sam) still live in Delta today. Delta Archives 2005-033-001
The Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre presents A Talk on Punjabi Pioneers in Delta: First 50 Years from 1900 – 1950 presented by K.P. Aujlay.
The presentation will start with the historical background of Punjabi Sikhs in India and their migration to Canada. Between the years of 1903-1908, a total of 5179 Punjabi Sikhs arrived in Vancouver and Victoria. However, little is known as to how, why, or when Punjabi Sikhs moved to the Municipality of Delta. Life of Punjabi Sikhs in Delta will be the focus of the presentation.
After the presentation, the audience will be encouraged to participate in discussion on the subject.
This event is free.