Peace prayer and vigil in Surrey for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple massacre

Guru Nanak Gurdwara vigil in Surrey, B.C. (Guru Nanak Gurdwara)
A Guru Nanak Gurdwara vigil will be held in Surrey, B.C. (Guru Nanak Gurdwara)

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey will be holding a prayer and candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening from 6 pm onward for the victims of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Seven people died and three were critically wounded on Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in what authorities called an act of 'domestic terrorism'. According to Reuters, Associated Press and CNN, police shot dead the shooter, 40 year old Wade Michael Page. Page was a U.S. army veteran with ties to white supremacist groups. 

"It's very saddening to hear about a shooting at a gurdwara or at any place of worship," said Sukhminder S. Virk, a director at Guru Nanak. "This is an attack not only on Sikhs but on people of all faiths."

The vigil, like all other Guru Nanak events, will be open to the general public. There will be a message wall in the langar hall, where the sangat (fellowship) can leave messages for those affected by the Wisconsin shooting.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara is located at 7050 120th Street in Surrey. For more information, visit the event page.

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