Sikh heritage month bc
Sikh Heritage Month was first celebrated in BC in 2018. Its purpose is to celebrate the contributions and aspirations of all Sikh-Canadians and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of a rich, unique and diverse heritage. Sikhs have been in BC for over 100 years and this is an opportunity to showcase their contribution to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of the province. This initiative is meant to help create awareness and appreciation for Sikhi in Canada.
Sikh Heritage Month was first recognized in the province of Ontario in 2013, and month-long celebrations started in 2015. Festivities in Brampton, Ontario now reach over 10,000 people each April. You can learn more here:
Sikh students’ associations of bc
The Sikh Students’ Association (SSA) of UBC, established in 1985, and the SSA at SFU, established in 1999, are a way for students at UBC and SFU to connect with each other and with Sikhi, while making impactful contributions to the greater Lower Mainland community. We work to make Sikhi accessible and available to university students while providing positive company and methods to help manage student life.
Some programs the SSAs conduct include regular discussions and guest speakers throughout the year. Topics range from contemporary news stories to discussions about Gurbani and physical and mental wellness. We also host meditation and prayer sessions, like Simrans and Keertans. In addition, we are always trying to find ways to give back to the community. We welcome anyone who wants to grow, experience, or simply learn about Sikhi.