The provincial government has named April Sikh Heritage Month in British Columbia.
Over 600 community leaders gathered to hear the momentous announcement made by Premier Clark and the BC government on April 7. The Sikh community has been promised “a platform to educate, highlight and share the core values, traditions and rich culture of Sikhism”.
Mayors Announce Price Hikes To Fund Broadway SkyTrain, and Surrey Light Rail
On Friday, Translink’s Mayors’ Council revealed plans detailing how they’ll generate $2.5 billion for their planned projects for Phase 2 of its 10-year plan. Metro...
BC Invests $300K To Make High-Speed Rail To Vancouver, Seattle, And Portland A Reality
Premier John Horgan, alongside the governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, announced that BC is investing $300,000 to a business case study that Washington State has commissioned....
Parv S. Sangha, the Director of the Sikh Heritage Society of BC applauds the historic declaration, calling it an important recognition of the role of the Sikh Community in British Columbia over several generations of Sikh BC inhabitants that have contributed to the province.
The month of April was selected in honour of the birth of the Sikh faith in 1699.
The Sikh Heritage Society of BC collaborated with Gurdwaras, Sikh schools and community organizations across BC to achieve this recognition.
Celebrations across the month include the Surrey and Vancouver Vaisakhi Parades, which are among the largest Vaisakhi Parade in the world outside of India.
Written by: Tejaswini Kumar
Get more 604, delivered to your inbox
Plan your next night out, enter contests, and stay connected.