The Sikh community in Canada purchased a Church and transformed it into a Gurdwara. It is going to be the first Sikh worship place in Red Deer city in Canada.
The Church has been identified as the Cornerstone Gospel Chapel, which is now renamed as Guru Nanak
Darbar Gurdwara, and will open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
While speaking with CBC News, Nishan Singh Sandhu, the Gurdwara's President, said, "The community is growing every day. So many people are moving here from B.C., Calgary and Ontario. It's very important; otherwise, we do not have a place to get together. We struggled for the last 20 years to build a gurdwara."
"People do not know about the turban. People do not know about Sikhism. Now, at least they know who we are," Gurcharan Singh Gill, the Gurdwara's vice-president, told CBC News.
The centre's kitchen of the Gurdwara has started serving free vegetarian meals ('langar') to visitors and needy people.