Vancouver’s Khalsa Diwan Society will hold Vaisakhi Parade on April 15

Photos: Vancouver Khalsa Diwan Society

VANCOUVER’S Khalsa Diwan Society (Ross Street Gurdwara) announced on Monday that it will hold its annual Vaisakhi celebrations on Saturday, April 15, which will include as usual a parade that attracts around 200,000 people.

The Prime Minister, the B.C. Premier as well as federal and provincial ministers attend the ceremonies every year.

“This is the only Sikh parade in Vancouver which is recognized as a civic event,” the Khalsa Diwan Society noted in a press statement issued by President Kuldip Singh Thandi.

It added: “The Khalsa Diwan Society, Vancouver, with over 12,000 members is a pioneer Sikh society that was formed on July 22, 1906 in Canada. The Society has played a major role in the social and economic development of British Columbia for over a century. It has been a pioneer in raising South Asian-related issues and getting recognition for them in Canada. It is a volunteer-driven organization that provides religious and social services to the residents of Greater Vancouver.”

The Program:

7-9 a.m. – Kirtan (Hymn singing) at Ross Street Gurdwara

9-9:30 a.m. – Reception for dignitaries

9:30-10:30 – Speeches

10:45 a.m. – Ardas

11 a.m. – Celebrations outside the Gurdwara commence

2023 Vaisakhi Invitation KDS Ross


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