Chanchal Singh Thiara (left), president of the Vancouver Island Sikh Cultural Society, and his wife Amarjeet (right) hand out meals to front-line workers at the Cowichan District Hospital on May 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Chanchal Singh Thiara (left), president of the Vancouver Island Sikh Cultural Society, and his wife Amarjeet (right) hand out meals to front-line workers at the Cowichan District Hospital on May 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Island Sikh community donates 800 meals to frontline workers

Volunteers out handing out prepared meals to grateful Cowichan District Hospital workers

Members of the Duncan Sikh Temple and the Vancouver Island Sikh Cultural Society were busy this week providing more than 800 meals to front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

They were at Cowichan District Hospital on May 25 handing out prepared meals to grateful workers there, and also intend to visit workers and provide meals at Cowichan Lodge, Cairnsmore Place, Chemainus Health Care Centre, the RCMP and ambulance services and other organizations employing front-line workers.

Chanchal Singh Thiara, president of the Vancouver Island Sikh Cultural Society, said local members of the Sikh community want to, once again, thank all the doctors, nurses and all other front-line workers who are working selflessly to save the lives of Canadians at this critical time.

“I also wish to thank all the volunteers who spared the time to prepare this food,” he said.

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