Komagata Maru exhibit on display in Saanich

Echoes of Courage on now at Saanich Commonwealth Place until June 5

The India Canada Cultural Association of Victoria presents Echoes of Courage, an educational exhibit on the Komagata Maru, on now at Saanich Commonwealth Place.

“The purpose of the exhibit … is to raise awareness about this incident so that injustices like it can be talked about honestly and so that they do not happen to any race regardless of colour or culture. We must be ever vigilant to ensure equality for all in Canada – our home,” according to organizer Sabba Sall.

The Komagata Maru was an Indian ship that anchored in Burrard Inlet 100 years ago this month. It was turned away from Vancouver after a months-long public and legal debate about the rights of the passengers onboard to enter Canada.

The exhibit at Saanich Commonwealth Place (4636 Elk Lake Dr.) is open for viewing until June 5.

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