Local Gurdwara Opens: Gurdwara Sikh Lehar International

Gurdwara Sikh Lehar International opened in Chatham recently as a temple for area Sikhs. It’s open daily from 6 a.m....

After decades of worshipping wherever they could find a meeting place, the Chatham-Kent Sikh community has a home of its own.

Gurdwara Sikh Lehar International opened in late January on King Street East in Chatham...

...“The Sikh community here is from the 1970s, but we didn’t have any set place,” he said. “We would have a service in a church or a hall, or somewhere else.”

They would worship wherever they could rent space. As a result, the services took place only on a monthly basis.

That has all changed with the opening of the new Sikh Temple.

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