Kelowna Sikh congregation passes major hurdle to establishing a new place of worship

Members of a Kelowna Sikh congregation said they are encouraged by city council’s support of their plan to establish a new place of worship, despite a conflict with the proposed location and the city’s Official Community Plan (OCP).

About two dozen members of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society attended city hall on Monday as council debated the a re-zoning application for a parcel of agricultural land the society wants to build a new gurdwara.

The society wants to relocate their place of worship to a two-and-a-half-acre site on Benvoulin Road, which is zoned agricultural land, although not a part of the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The land is in an area of the city

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