City of Abbotsford

City of Abbotsford

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The City of Abbotsford's Council played a pivotal role in the extensive deliberations surrounding the renaming of a portion of South Fraser Way to Komagata Maru, demonstrating a keen commitment to acknowledging and honoring this historically significant event. This involvement underscored the City's dedication to fostering cultural awareness and recognizing the profound impact of the Komagata Maru tragedy.

In response to a request from the Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society and other community advocates, Abbotsford City Council considered a spectrum of options to appropriately commemorate the Komagata Maru passengers. The City of Abbotsford chose to commemorate the Komagata Maru tragedy in two ways; commissioning three commemorative plaques at the Sikh Heritage Museum, and, by commemoratively renaming a portion of South Fraser Way to Komagata Maru Way. This process, which involved partnering with local experts and organizations deeply rooted in the community, demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to commemoration. This decision affirmed the City's commitment to not only recognizing the historical significance of the Komagata Maru tragedy, but also to educating and informing residents about this crucial event in their local history.
Komagata Maru Street Renaming and Panel Unveiling, Gur Sikh Temple. Saturday, July 22 2023,
Photos by Dale Klippenstein
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