Premi Posted June 10, 2022 Report Share Posted June 10, 2022 https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/community/sikh-riders-of-canada-making-second-trip-to-kamloops-to-honour-lost-souls/ The Sikh Riders of Canada, who are based out of Abbotsford, rode their motorcycles to Kamloops in June 2021 in memory of the 215 children believed to be buried on the site of a former residential school. (Facebook/Sikh Riders of Canada) Sikh Riders of Canada making second trip to Kamloops to honour ‘lost souls’ Motorcycle club says it’s important to highlight the many injustices against minorities JESSICA PETERS Jun. 7, 2022 10:30 a.m. COMMUNITY LOCAL NEWS The Sikh Riders of Canada will be heading from Abbotsford to Kamloops in memory of the children who died at residential schools. Daljit Sandhu said the motorcycle club took their first ride to remember the “lost souls” last year, following the confirmation of 215 grave sites by ground-penetrating radar. This year’s ride will leave from Abbotsford on June 18, and everyone is welcome to join in, he said. They will be meeting up with several other rides that are coming from other cities, and other groups, including Lillooet, Chilliwack and Kelowna. Once they meet in Kamloops, they will be escorted by RCMP to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, the location of the Kamloopa Powwow. The Sikh Riders of Canada are a busy group of motorcycle riders who are heavily involved in the community, including helping out with flood recovery in Agassiz and joining in the Yarrow parade just last weekend. They are doing this ride to help highlight the injustices against Indigenous people in Canada in the past and the present, Sandhu said. “We do feel the same pain as Indigenous people,” he said, as minorities who have fought against oppression, including violence. “We need to not forget about other injustices, and keep on remembering the kids and the plight of the traditional lands taken from the Indigenous,” he said 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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