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AS THE HOST of the Surrey Khalsa Day Parade, the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar is proud to invite people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures to join with us in celebrating the most colourful and vibrant festival in the Sikh calendar. On April 19, 2014, the city of Surrey will experience the annual Khalsa Day Parade. The event, organized by the gurdwara for the past 16 years, includes a plethora of community group driven live performances, the giving away of traditional foods, and a number of leading academics speaking about a variety of community issues on the official event stage. The parade, which winds its way through the streets of Newton, features approximately 25 floats representing local Sikh schools, community groups, humanitarian organizations as well as the most important float in the procession which carries the Guru Granth Sahib. First-time visitors to the parade will see thousands of Sikhs paying homage to this float as it passes. The Khalsa Day Parade is also known to some as the “celebration of Vaisakhi,” which is an important day of celebration of the harvest for farmers in the Punjab region of India. But the heart of the parade in Surrey remains one of significant religious and spiritual obser– Gurdwara Sahib vation. Dasmesh Darbar The Surrey Khalsa Day Parade pays homage to the day in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa, the heart of our belief system. Our community, one of the many rich cultural communities that make British Columbia home, is proud to welcome hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to join with us on this joyful day. We are humbly in gratitude to the Sikh sangat and Surrey community who allow us to serve them through coordinating this event, which is now the largest of its kind outside of Punjab. It is inspiring to see this event evolve into a message for peace and tolerance while representing the rights of all peoples in the pursuit of justice and selfdetermination. The Sikh community is thrilled to be able to share this event with Surrey residents, as well as those who travel from around the world to participate. On behalf of the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, we invite you to come celebrate and reflect with us on this most important day.

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2014 Vaisakhi Celebration

Vaisakhi is one of Surrey’s ‘most vibrant’ events of the year The colourful, energy-infused festival of Vaisakhi is upon us. April 14, 2014 marks the official date of the important occasion for Sikhs around the world. VAISAKHI IS a Sikh holy day, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699, which is the collective body of all initiated Sikhs who have been baptized as members. According to Sikh history, 17th-century Punjab was a period of great tumult; rulers were corrupt; there was an absence of law and order; the rights of the common people were non-existent; and justice did not prevail. In response to these unjust circumstances, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. The Guru was looking for people, who were strong of body, mind and heart; who were brave and prepared to die for the truth. Hence, the Khalsa was born. Vaisakhi is also a celebration of the harvest season for both Sikhs and Hindus. It is a time for celebration with friends and family. In India, farmers thank God for the plentiful crop and successful – Mayor Dianne Watts completion of the farming season. They also pray for a good season ahead. They buy new clothes and feast with their neighbours. Surrey is home to one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations outside of India. The Sikh community welcomes more than 200,000 people from across all cultures and religions to join them in celebrating the parade and enjoying free food and music in the streets. “Surrey comprises people from a vast range of cultural and religious backgrounds which is one of the city’s greatest and remarkable strengths,” says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “The Sikh community definitely plays a large role in this. Vaisakhi is one of the most vibrant and festive events of the year. “On behalf of city council, I would like to wish everyone a very happy Vaisakhi!”

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Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. Watts says she is proud her city is made up of people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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More than just a street party The good of the community is at the heart of the festival, Harinder Singh says by Keith Morgan

ENJOY THE joyful street party that is Vaisakhi, but spend a little time pondering what it truly celebrates. That would be the heartfelt wish of Harinder Singh, the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Sikh Research Institute (SRI), which operates in

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People pack the streets during the 2013 Vaisakhi parade in Surrey. Canada, the United States and the UK. “Its original intent was that of a harvesting festival, but there is much more to it than that. It is important to the entire community, not just Sikhs,” explains Singh, whose family moved to the United States in 1984. Vaisakhi also celebrates the establishment in 1699 of the Khalsa (which

translates to “sovereign free”) – the collective body of all initiated Sikhs. “An open invitation went out at the time to every south Asian to attend the big party and tens of thousands came. It did not matter what religion they were; people from every background were welcome. It was a celebration of the belief that the divine guarantees

freedoms and that love and justice are the only ways to solve problems. We should ensure that government or authority should not seek to take away our freedoms but work for the good of the community.” Singh says he reminds Sikhs regularly that their religion’s founders were not solving exclusively Sikh problems, but solving community problems. “We must talk about how the doctrine is going to provide solutions for all and that’s an important conversation to have with the whole community.” SRI is not a religious institution but an organization that looks at doctrine and traditions with a view to understanding their relevance to 2014. It was formed to develop educational programs, Harinder Singh particularly for North American Sikhs, to help them better understand their heritage and values. Singh’s final word on Vaisakhi: “This social celebration becomes so much more powerful if the idea behind it is also embraced by those that participate.”


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Identity, cultural harmony and religious freedom A community leader reflects on what Vaisakhi truly means by Sarbjit Singh Sabharwal

APRIL IS DEFINITELY a unique month, a time to begin seeding gardens, enjoying evening strolls, encouraging children to go out to play in yards, and of course marvelling at all the spring flowers starting to bloom. However, for a large percentage of Surrey citizens, it is also a time of celebration and preparation for one of the biggest outdoor celebrations held in North America: Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi is officially the beginning of the harvest season in India and is considered by many as India’s new year. This time of year is marked with cultural and religious events by many religious faiths. The biggest event is Surrey’s Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan (translated as a flowing river of hymns), or Vaisakhi parade as it is commonly known. For the Sikh faith, the parade celebrates the inauguration of the Sikh identity created in 1699 by our 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. In midApril of each year, hundreds of thousands congregate on Surrey streets to partake in the festive nature of the event, which involves a procession of the Sikh holy book followed by a long line of devotees, groups and community associations. Along the route families and businesses have prepared fantastic home-made Indian dishes to be handed out to all, free of charge. It is a very inclusive event and all are welcome. In fact over the past few years, my brother Baljit Singh Sabharwal and I have made an effort to help integrate our community with the mainstream community. That includes hosting unique events like our Vaisakhi Gala and Seva awards, and creating marketing campaigns to

invite the mainstream community to participate and celebrate with us. As I see it, Vaisakhi is so much more than what it seems on the surface. It’s a celebration of the unique identity of Sikhs, while also being a great way to celebrate such things as freedom, cultural harmony, and humanitarianism. These values I owe to my years of struggling with keeping my identity during my school and professional years. Along the way, there have been individuals that have stood out as shining examples of what I believe Vaisakhi celebrates today. I want to share one such moment of my life – a story about a fantastic teacher and what he did that changed my life. It was 1981 and I was just about to sit down in my Grade 8 Social Studies class at William Beagle Jr. Secondary when a friend of mine teasingly made a remark about my turban. It was the first year I had started to wear a turban in school and I was nervous. In those days, there weren’t any Sikh turbanned boys, let alone people of Punjabi heritage in our school. Surprisingly, my humourous response to my friend not only made me laugh, but him as well. It was a light moment that alleviated his nervousness and my insecurity. However, what my teacher did next is something I haven’t forgotten in 33 years. He looked at me and asked that I follow him to the principal’s office. I thought I was done for; maybe my joking sparked something in him or maybe I said something inappropriate. I sat there outside the principal’s office panicking about what might

This moment was lifealtering for me. I carry it through to this day, and if this article finds its way to Mr. Bentley, I would like to express my gratitude to him. – Sarbjit Singh Sabharwal

happen. Was I facing a suspension? Would I be sent home early? I was only 13 at the time and plenty of fear was coursing through my mind. When we both went in, my teacher, Mr. Bentley, sat me down and started off the conversation by explaining to the principal that I was a model student. My grades in his class were well over 90 per cent. He then went on to say he was so happy to see how proud I was of my

religious and cultural identity. He said that even though I stood out like a sore thumb, I had integrated so well with all the other students. I suppose there are no real words to express how proud I was at that moment. If one believes in angels, Mr. Bentley’s act of compassion and humanity certainly would have qualified him as one. He gave me the strength to realize that although I was different, I should be proud of who I was. This moment was life-altering for me. I carry it through to this day, and if this article finds its way to Mr. Bentley, I would like to express my gratitude to him. You see, this teacher not only taught me about Social Studies but also that I should be proud of my identity – in fact celebrate it – while at the same time being able to blend in with all the people within my community. I grew up with this philosophy, applying it to my life. It’s why I volunteer with such great events like the Surrey Fusion Festival, an event where we take cultural harmony and celebration to its maximum. It’s why I also volunteer on Surrey’s Diversity Advisory Committee, along with other volunteer activities. These values are exactly what Vaisakhi is about – a celebration of identity, cultural harmony, and religious freedom. This year I would like to personally invite all the members of my city to come and attend the Vaisakhi parade on April 19. If anything, it will help to foster better intercultural relationships, break down barriers and give the public better insight into the Sikh community. Happy Vaisakhi!

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Sikhism 101: What you should know about the religion Guru Nanak Dev founded Sikhism in the Punjab in the 15th century by Keith Morgan

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A student watches over the scripture in the temple at the Khalsa School.

THE SIKH religion is the fifth largest religion in the world with as many as 30 million adherents. There have been Sikhs in Canada since the late 1880s when hundreds arrived from the Punjab, seeking a new life and employment in mines, mills and construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, according to the 2011 census, there are 468,673 Canadian Sikhs. More than 201,000 live in British Columbia. The basic tenet of Sikhism is expressed in the words Ik Onkar – “One God.” Guru Nanak Dev founded the religion in the Punjab in the 15th century,

though at the time it was not his intention to form a standalone new religion. He preached the equality of all humans and spoke against tyranny, social injustice, and religious hypocrisy. Sikhism advocates equality for men and women of every race and religion. The Guru Granth Sahib is a compilation of the teach-

ings of all of the early Gurus and is the main scriptural source. Worship is conducted in a place known as the gurdwara – doorway to God. The Five Ks are the articles of faith worn by Sikhs. Most wear one or more, although those who have taken amrit – similar to baptism – wear them all:

• Kesh, unshorn long hair, protected by a dastaar, better known as a turban. • Kangha is a small wooden comb used to comb the hair twice a day. • Kara is an iron bangle worn on the dominant hand. • Kachera is an undergarment. • Kirpan – is a short dagger.

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Fun feast: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to indulge during Vaisakhi Look for simple food and drink plenty of water, catering pro advises by Keith Morgan

cate them in the foods prepared at the large Maharaja kitchen in Surrey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work with ingredients that are as fresh as possible and we import the spices from India and grind them ourselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Punjab has a climate similar to California and is a lot better for growing food than many other parts of India where the climate extremes can make it difficult to grow and keep food fresh.â&#x20AC;?

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Temple launches charity donation drive Non-perishable food items being collected for the Surrey Food Bank during the Vaisakhi parade and corporations as well as various THE WORLD’S largest Vaisakhi fundraising events. parade outside of India, the Surrey The Surrey Food Bank has identified Khalsa Day parade, will be undertakthe most urgently needed items as: ing a significant donation drive as • Large cans of powdered baby part of the festivities on April 19. formula “The giving of food is at the heart • Healthy cereal (hot or of Khalsa celebrations,” says cold) Moninder Singh Bual, the • Canned vegetables spokesperson for the event’s • Canned fruit organizer, the Gurdwara Sahib • Wholegrain pasta/rice Dashmesh Darbar. • Pasta sauces “Thousands of Sikh families • Canned and dry soups and businesses celebrate this • Macaroni and cheese important day by giving away Those wishing to make food along the parade route. Moninder Singh donations of non-perishable This year we are asking the Bual food items can do so until community, local businesses April 20 at the Gurdwara Saand attendees at the parade hib Dashmesh Darbar, #115-12885 to instead consider bringing non85 Ave. A number of collection areas perishable food for the Surrey Food will also be located along the parade Bank.” As a non-profit, charitable organiza- route on April 19. For more information about the tion, the Surrey Food Bank operates Surrey Food Bank, visit surreyfood solely on donations of money and bank.org food from individuals, organizations

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2014 Vaisakhi Celebration Staying afloat at the parade Young and old alike enjoy the floats that are an integral part of the annual Vaisakhi parade in Surrey. Approximately 25 floats sponsored by community groups, schools, charity organizations and businesses are expected at this year’s event. Watch for them as they make their way along the streets of Newton on April 19. The most important float in the procession carries the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book. LEADER FILE PHOTO

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the information to them,” says Singh. “Why are we celebrating this day? What is the birth of the Khalsa really about?” Volunteers will be handing out information pamphlets for those who are interested in educating themselves on the significance of this traditional celebration.

SINCE ITS opening in 2008 at its original Surrey location, the Sikh Academy school has been taking part in the Vaisakhi parade. Principal Baldeep Singh has been there since the beginning. “I think this is just showcasing your school,” he says when asked why the Sikh Academy chooses to participate in the event. Since the school teaches Sikh religion and culture, the Vaisakhi parade is a natural fit for the academy to partake in. With two other Sikh schools in Surrey – the Guru Nanak Academy and Khalsa School – involved in the parade, Singh says it only makes sense that the Sikh Academy do the same. On April 19 on a stage near the school grounds at 128 Street and 85 Avenue, students will be singing holy hymns. The school also has a float in the parade with a martial arts team performing. Singh hopes the inThe Surrey Board of Education volvement will not only Left to right: Shawn Wilson (board chair), Reni Masi, serve as good adverTerry Allen and, Charlene Dobie, Pam Glass, tising for the school, Laurae McNally, Laurie Larsen (vice chair) but that it will offer the chance to educate people about the true meaning of Vaisakhi and the Khalsa. “Rather than just people walking around and talking and eating food, we want to send

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Surrey women get ready for the ‘red carpet’ Annual parade is a chance to show off some of the latest fashion trends, designer says by Brenda Bouw FOR MANY women in the local Sikh community, Vaisakhi is more than just a religious and cultural celebration – it’s their very own fashion red carpet. Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade, one of the largest celebrations of its kind outside of the Punjab, is a chance for women of all ages to express themselves through colourful clothing and jewelry, based on the latest fashion trends. “The Vaisakhi parade is becoming more of a fashion event,” each year, says Davi Bains-Gill, a local fashion designer and founder of the Armaan DBG label and retail store in Surrey. Bains-Gill, who founded her label 13 years ago, has been advising women on what to wear to Vaisakhi since the event started more than a decade ago. “It’s a big event,” says the Indian-born, British ColumEVAN SEAL / THE LEADER bia-raised fashion expert. Fashion designer Davi Bains-Gill displays a “Women look forward to it … colourful ensesmble.

an evening look. many plan ahead for it.” Instead, because Vaisakhi can go on for Like the Hollywood red carpet, what several hours, many women choose outfits women wear to Vaisakhi is considered a that are more practical. They then add style personal statement, whether it’s bright colours and big jewelry or a more understated through their choice of colours, embroidery and other accessories such as shoes and look. jewelry. “Women known they are going to bump This year, Bains-Gill says colours such into 15 friends of theirs, and so many as royal blue, various greens other people too, so they want and bright coral are popular to make sure they look really amongst her customers getting good,” she says. ready for the event on April 19. Armaan has a variety of fabMany of the outfits are the rics, colours and designs that traditional “salwar kameez,” women are choosing from to which is a top with baggy-style put together their Vaisakhi attire. pants, or the optional “chuBains-Gill also helps women to dithar,” which includes the design their outfits for the event, which draws hundreds and more skinny leg pants. There is thousands of people from differalso the “dupatta” scarf, which – Davi Bains-Gill ent cultures and religions. is often an essential piece of a “It’s a fun parade,” says Bainswoman’s wardrobe. Gill. “At the same time we have Embroidery is popular again to remember it’s a religious parade.” this year, Bains-Gill says and clothing maThat means the clothing is often traterials range from cotton to a more delicate chiffon fabric. ditional, and never too revealing. Most women do not wear saris to the daytime Continued on page 17 event, which Bains-Gill says is more of

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While some women also dress up their outfit with a pair of high heels, Bains-Gill says many prefer dressy flat shoes or sandals if they plan to do a lot of walking along the parade route or to related events. Some women plan their outfits for weeks or months in advance, while others come in at the last minute to choose what to wear for Vaisakhi, Bains-Gill says. One thing nobody can ever plan for is if it rains on Vaisakhi, which can put a damper not just on the day, but also the outfit. Many wear a new outfit to Vaisakhi each year, and then repurpose it for other events throughout the years, such as weddings or special events. As for the how much money women will spend on a Vaisakhi outfit, Bains-Gills says costs can range from a couple hundred dollars to $700 or more. Bains-Gill herself plans to wear a more casual outfit this year, which she says might include a cotton top or tunic and a colourful chiffon scarf. “For the day event I like to keep it simple, but some others like to be very elegant, or like they are going to a party,” she says. Bains-Gill says she has outfitted a number of well-known celebrities and personalities over the years for the big event, including Premier Christy Clark last year. “People dress according to their personal tastes,” she says. “It’s a place where they can wear something fresh and funky and show it off.”

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Vaisakhi: Inclusive and not just for one community Parade is much more than a religious event, temple spokesperson says by Warren Jané

event as well,” says Bual. “So they just kind of came that way that both kind of went hand-in-hand.” Being on the organizing committee for the parade as well as playing the role of media liaison, Bual has been involved in important decision making, including planning for future parades. He believes to attract a wider audience, future parades should feature more fun for children, with more things like face-painting booths and balloons. “It’s almost like a fair, so people [will] see it as more than just a religious event,” says Bual. Also being discussed is the possibility of a shuttle to drop visitors off and pick them up from transit hubs such as SkyTrain stations to accommodate guests from other Metro Vancouver areas. “It’s growing,” says Bual of the Surrey parade’s popularity. “Somebody like myself won’t be satisfied until everyone feels that it’s inclusive and it’s not just specifically for one community.”

FOR MONINDER Singh Bual, spokesperson for the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple and the Surrey Vaisakhi parade, Vaisakhi is more than just a religious event. Bual, a public speaker and writer who gives lectures on the Sikh way of life, describes Sikhism as more of a “path” than an organized religion and hopes that others will recognize this and feel welcome at this year’s Vaisakhi parade, even if they themselves are not Sikhs. “For me, it’s about the uplifting of the downtrodden and the people that are forgotten in society,” says Bual. “When you do anything it should be beyond caste, beyond creed, beyond race, beyond religion... it should be open to everyone. So when I hear Khalsa Day or Vaisakhi Day, it takes me back to the uplifting of all walks of life.” LEADER FILE PHOTO When he isn’t working at his job Moninder Singh Bual, spokesperson for the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – which hosts as director of occupational health the annual Vaisakhi parade – wants everyone to feel welcome at the event. and safety services at the University of the Fraser Valley, Bual spends a great deal of time participating in the executive committee W E LOVE of the gurdwara and ADIANS organizing events AN support your community. shop local. C Green Fees such as the Vaisakhi at par parade. 7 days a week! In fact, he has • 9 Holes been involved in the Based on 4 or more players. Av a i l a b l e Vaisakhi parade on REGULAR RATES: some level for the • Company $22 Weekdays past 16 years. Tournaments $26 Weekends For his first 10 prices subject to change * Welcome years as a volunteer, he would help out on • Free Picnic any level possible, * Area whether it was helping in the kitchens, with the floats or even picking up garbage, just as long as he could be a part of Prepare for the Fort Langley 1/2 Marathon & 5 km on July 13 the parade. Six years ago, 3 groups to choose from Five top reasons to make when he became Peninsula Runners the spokesman for 2 Walk-to-Run Groups the gurdwara, it was from the couch to running 5K in 11 weeks! your running store decided that it would Customer service. Our staff are local 1 runners who are trained to help you get the shoe Run Faster Group be best if he became to improve & enjoy your running more that fits you and your needs. the “face of the pacarry ALL the best footwear, not just rade” as well. 2 We GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB one brand, so you can compare and get the best fit. Offi cial Sun Run Store “When I took on gait analysis to make sure we get the the role, the mem3 Free correct type of shoe for your particular needs. bership decided 4 14 day FIT guarantee. that if somebody As Fraser Valley’s only locally TOLL FREE 1-888-465-3515 was going to be the owned and operated running store, 5 Local: 1-360-366-3131 • 3258 Haynie Rd, Custer spokesperson for we support your community! Country phone, please keep trying! the gurdwara, then it BLAINE: from I5, take exit 270, back over top of freeway, immediate left on Valley View, LANGLEY SOUTH SURREY ABBOTSFORD made natural sense go to end, right on Haynie, aprox. 300ft. 604-888-1338 604-531-7879 604-746-1338 for them to be the ALDERGROVE: Right on H Street - 6 mi. to Delta Line - turn right 1 mile to Haynie #1-20349 88 Avenue 1708 152 Street #3-1707 Salton Road 2 miles on north side of road. spokesperson for the ONLY 8 MINUTES FROM BORDER WALK • JOG • RUN • PLAY • WE FIT FEET • peninsularunners.com

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out every year. Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade is now the second-largest in the world. And he insists the celebration is not just for Sikhs. “We invite the whole community here. It doesn’t matter if [you are] Sikh or not Sikh,” says Gill. “We like to see everybody [taking] part of the spirit because we all live together. Everybody lives together, all cultures. We invite everybody.”

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Prabjot Mand and Balraj Gill practice one of the many gatka techniques using atwo practice swords (soti) made from bamboo.

other students nearby. Downstairs, in a large room that doubles as the cafeteria, some older students demonstrate the martial art of gatka for visitors. They spin chakar – large rope webs with plastic and wooden balls attached around the perimeter of its concentric circles – around their bodies and over their heads. On a table to the side, there are kirpans and swords, shields (dahl), practice swords (soti) made from bamboo, and long sticks (murthi) with balls at each end. All are used in the centuries-old Sikh martial art, and each has been significantly modified to be much less lethal than the battle weapon from which it originated. The chakar, for example, used to have spiked steel balls around the perimeter. “Basically, you’d spin it around and throw it into the middle of a battle,” explains Grade 11 student Balraj Gill. Or, it could be used as a shield, his friend Prabjot Mand, adds. And instead of the soft ends it has these days, the students explain, in times of war, the murthi would have spikes or even fire at each end to ward off enemies. Both students practise gatka several times a week, but like playing the musical instruments and practising singing, honing each skill be-

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Surrey Khalsa School student Balraj Gill displays a gatka technique using a chakar, a woven circular device used as a weapon or to deflect arrows. Gatka is a Sikh martial art. comes especially important at this time of year as the students prepare for Vaisakhi. Hundreds of students from Surrey Khalsa School take part in the Surrey parade annually, according to Principal Jasbir Singh Bhatia. “Last year about 370 students participated. We expect the same number this year,” he says.

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Above: Surrey Khalsa School students beat their tabla drums – one copper and one wood – as their instructor sets the rhythm. Top left: Students sit in rows while learning how to play harmoniums. Below left: Balraj Gill (left) and Prabjot Mand practise a gatka move using a shield (dhal) and a small kirpan (sword). From page 25 “They’re on the floats, playing instruments and singing.” Vaisakhi, the most important Sikh celebration of the year, is part of the curriculum at the school. “It’s very important for the Sikh community, so all parents teach their kids at home. Being a Sikh school, they get lots of information here also,” says Bhatia. Between 70 and 75 students take turns demonstrating their gatka skills during the parade, impressing bystanders as they perform their precise moves on the street in front of the thousands of onlookers. “It’s a big event for us. The school is extensively involved,” Bhatia says. “We fully, 100 per cent, wholeheartedly, participate in it.”

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With 200,000 people expected to pack the Vaisaki parade route this year, businesses can count on a lot of marketing exposure.

SURREY’S Vaisakhi parade is a boon for local businesses in several ways, according to the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). The April event is one of the surest ways to get your name and your brand out to the public, said Anita Huberman, CEO of the SBOT. And year after year, it’s only getting better, she said. “It’s a marketing-driven type of parade, where businesses – in the South Asian community especially – have a chance to

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Happy Vaisakhi 2014! For more information about the parade in Surrey, including the route and locations of temporary stages, visit surreyvaisakhiparade.ca

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Above: A parade participant shows off some gatka skills. Top left: A young girl enjoys a mouthful of cotton candy – one of the many free treats available along the parade route. Bottom left: Local youth are an integral part of the colourful procession that winds its way through Newton.

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