BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – A local volunteer group is planting 550 trees in Burnaby to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
Sikhism is the world’s fifth-largest organized religion.
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is celebrating and recognizing the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, by planting hundreds of trees at Second Narrows Park on Saturday, October 19th.
It’s part of a global movement, with followers of the Sikhism planting one million trees around cities and villages around the world.
The tree planting event is being held in partnership with the City of Burnaby.
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen was formed in 2006 and volunteers serve vegetarian meals to those in need, focusing on the Downtown Eastside.
Volunteers follow the principles of selfless service, one of the main pillars in Sikhism.