This special walking tour will be led by Milan Singh and Paneet Singh (researchers/time travellers/detectives/hosts) of the Nameless Collective podcast. They will take you back in time to the Kitsilano of the early 1900s when sawmills lined False Creek, and pioneering Sikh families lived in Kits, creating a strong community in the face of key struggles such as regaining the right to vote, immigration reform, and labour movements.
Muskaan Foundation Canada is hosting a blood drive at Canadian Blood Services on Oak Street (near BC Children’s Hospital). There will be spots for approximately 60 people. If you would like to sign up for a time between 12-2pm, please email us at email@example.com.
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) is a Sikh-faith led volunteer organization working for the benefit of ALL communities. Their objective is to enrich people’s life through the principles of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by earning an honest living (kirat), sharing (vand shakna), and selfless service (seva), all of which are embedded in Sikh spiritual heritage. Join Pat Singh Cheung in serving food to people in need in downtown Vancouver.
GNA Talks is excited to present ‘Panth Niyara: the unique path of Sikhi’ as a part of Sikh Heritage Month. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about rare and unique tidbits about Sikh history from Tejinder Singh, a long-standing parcharik with a wealth of knowledge many of us have not heard.
Shastar Vidiya, also referred to as Gatka, is the Sikh martial art originating from the time of the 6th Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, in 17th-century Punjab. The Gatka Federation of Canada will be hosting a tournament to showcase and promote this martial art. Come out and see competitors duel for the championship!
In time for the 2019 federal election, the World Sikh Organization is launching KaursVote, a new initiative to encourage and promote Sikh women engagement in the political and democratic arena. Sikh Women in Politics is a cross country panel series exploring the challenges faced by, and successes achieved by, female Sikh political organizers from campaign war rooms to government.
Steven Purewal’s debut graphic novel, presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realised, photo-realistic artwork, frames a history linking a young boy’s past and heritage to his life in present-day Surrey. A teenage boy, caught up in drug gangs, is forces to rethink his choices after his 95 year old great grandfather comes to visit the family in Canada for the first time. His grandfather’s stories of the family’s past, sacrifices and heroism inspire the desire to head down a different path.
Join us on the morning of April 7th at Khalsa Secondary School for either a run or walk to raise funds for the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO). The WSO has been the leading organization promoting Sikh rights and human rights in Canada for over 30 years, including the right to wear 5K’s across the country. All proceeds will go to the WSO.
In this presentation, Jasleen Kaur hopes to explore the questions “What would it take for the #metoo movement to happen in the Sikh community? What could our #metoo movement look like? And what are the unique challenges our community must overcome in order to get there?"
The objective in this session is to explore the meaning of Love in the context of cultivating a personal relationship with Ik Oankar, and to think more about our personal Sikhi journeys.
NOTE: This program is age restricted and is intended for youth aged 14-18 only.
Art is an integral part of Sikh heritage. The Revival will be about reviving those arts and giving them new life. The night will begin by highlight local Sikh performers, poets, films, and musicians, followed by displays by local artists and historical exhibits.