Punjabi Intercultural History Advisory Committee

In partnership with the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and through wide consultation, the Royal BC Museum and the Punjabi Intercultural History Advisory Committee are collectively dedicated to exploring, preserving, and sharing Punjabi intercultural history in BC through dialogue as a method of community participation and engagement.

The committee was established in September 2015. The current members of the committee include Dr. Balbir Gurm (chair), Mr. Mo Dhaliwal (vice chair), Ms. Shushma Datt, Mr. Harbhajan Gill, Ms. Moninder Lalli, Dr. Anne Murphy, Mr. Steven Purewal, and Mr. Nindi Sehmi.

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South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project

Heritage BC is identifying places that are historically significant to South Asian Canadians in BC. They are asking the public to help them by nominating locations.

As part of the Punjabi Intercultural History Project, the Royal BC Museum, in partnership with the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, is supporting the South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Places Project. The recognized places will appear in the Canadian Register of Historic Places and the BC Register of Historic Places

If you know a historically significant place to a South Asian Canadian community in BC, please submit your nomination to Heritage BC before November 6 here.

On Tuesday September 27, 2016 Heritage BC held the Heritage Values workshop to help identify places of historic significance to the South Asian Canadian community. The nomination closed on November 30, 2016. The final list of the recognized South Asian Canadian Historic Places will be announced in 2017.

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