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A Call to Flanders by The Sikh Awareness Council of Hamilton
A Call to Flanders is an exhibit aimed at sharing the history and heritage of the Sikh people. Sikhs valiantly served for Canada in WW1, seeing active service in Europe and beyond. Today, Canadian Sikhs are leaders in many fields and professions, such as education, law, athletics, medicine, arts, military, and policing. Sikhs have also been active in Canadian politics, from being City Councillors, MLA’s, MPP’s, MP’s, and Ministers of State.
“We’re very excited to share some of the extraordinary stories brought together by the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada. A Call to Flanders brings together personal letters, rarely seen imagery, and original artifacts,” said Luke Stempien, Collections & Exhibitions Manager at the Dundas Museum & Archives.
SACH aims to educate both Sikhs and non-Sikhs on their history, heritage, and beliefs. In 2013, the Province of Ontario declared the month of April each year to be Sikh Heritage Month (Bill 52). This is an opportunity to celebrate and educate Ontario about Sikh Canadians and their unique heritage, and the important role that Sikhs have played, and continue to play in communities across Canada.
Do you have a story to tell or a collection to share with the public? If so, you should consider becoming a Community Curator!
Our collections management team will bring out the curator in you! Individuals, classes, families, and organizations are all welcome to participate. We will help you present your treasures in a professional manner and publicize your exhibit, so you can invite your friends and family. The Dundas Museum & Archives is your community museum and we want you to be a part of the action!
Contact Curator & General Manager Kevin Puddister at 905.627.7412 or email from the contact page for more information.