Vaisakhi

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside was at Panorama Ridge Secondary on Thursday (April 14, 2022) for the high school’s Vaisakhi celebrations that included information booths about the holiday, which celebrates the harvest festival and the birth of Khalsa. (Photo: Surrey Schools/Twitter)

Surrey students celebrate Vaisakhi, with a visit from B.C.’s education minister

Panorama Ridge Secondary had displays about the harvest festival, while students performed and acted at DEC

 

People of all ages take part in Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade in Newton. (File photo)

Surrey Vaisakhi parade organizers aim for 2023, now that this year’s big event is cancelled

The Newton-area parade was postponed in early March, for a third straight year

 

“True Home” event details found on sikhheritagebc.ca.

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Sikh Heritage Society BC’s opening gala April 2 at Surrey City Hall

 

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)

Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade cancelled again due to ‘tight turnaround’ to plan spring gathering

‘We are disappointed at how this year has turned out,’ event organizer says

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)
Two members of Surrey’s COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team (CCET) get ready to hit the beat. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

Surrey Mounties urge Vaisakhi, Kissan celebrants to heed public health orders

Report violations to the City of Surrey Bylaw call centre at 604-591-4370 or the Surrey RCMP non-emergency line at 604-599-0502

Two members of Surrey’s COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team (CCET) get ready to hit the beat. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
Neeraj Walia helps operate the Guru Nanak Food Bank in Surrey. (submitted photo)
Neeraj Walia helps operate the Guru Nanak Food Bank in Surrey. (submitted photo)
Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)

Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade cancelled

Parade organizers concluded such a large gathering of people unsafe during pandemic

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)
Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)

Surrey could see a ‘modified version, perhaps’ of the annual Vaisakhi parade this year

‘The way it was in the past, it cannot happen this year because that just puts too many people at risk,’ Dr. Bonnie Henry says

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)
There may not be a parade to celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey this year, but Sikhs are honouring the sacred holiday’s spirit by raising money to help communities impacted by COVID-19. (Now-Leader file photo)

Virtual Vaisakhi initiative aims to celebrate by helping others

In absence of annual parade in Surrey, Sikhs raising funds to honour spirit of sacred holiday

There may not be a parade to celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey this year, but Sikhs are honouring the sacred holiday’s spirit by raising money to help communities impacted by COVID-19. (Now-Leader file photo)
It’s estimated Surrey’s 2019 Vaisakhi Parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
It’s estimated Surrey’s 2019 Vaisakhi Parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s Vaisakhi cleanup puts Vancouver’s pot partiers to shame

Half a million people attend parade in Surrey and in its wake, things are cleaned up within 10 hours

  • Apr 24, 2018
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)
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