Our Community's History
Rajinder Kaur Manak
Throughout her life, Manak advocated for social justice and was not shy about sharing her views with many influential political leaders. Immigration was the topic closest to her heart.
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Malkit Parhar
Involved in a variety of businesses, including radio and wrestling, Parhar blazed a trail for many successful South Asians following his entrepreneurial footsteps.
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Jasbir Kaur Nijjar
During 16 years in the Canadian armed forces, Nijjar was exposed to experiences and situations she never imagined growing up in India. Moreover, she has never even heard of another Indo-Canadian woman serving in the armed forces.
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Gurdipta Mal Pallan
After working hard throughout his life, Pallan invested into his son’s vision of a logging company in Campbell River. Today, Pallan Timber Products is a successful multi-million dollar enterprise.
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Bhagat Singh Dhaliwal
One of the 20 Sikh pioneers to fund the construction of the Gur Sikh Temple, North American’s oldest Sikh temple, designated in 2002 as a National Historic Site of Canada.
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Harnam Singh Hari
As the first Indo-Canadian to set foot in Calgary, penniless, Hari’s work ethics and frugality led him to becoming one of the city’s richest citizens, owning 5,000 acres of land on which much of the present city is built.
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