Vaisakhi

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

 

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 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)
A drink advertisement at a recent Vaisakhi Day Parade in Surrey. (File photo)

VAISAKHI 2017: Dietitian urges parade-goers to make wise culinary choices

Festival-goers are encouraged to sample the sweets, but the Fraser Health Authority recommends doing so in moderation

A drink advertisement at a recent Vaisakhi Day Parade in Surrey. (File photo)
A girl performs gatka at a recent Vaisakhi parade in Surrey. (file photo)

VAISAKHI 2017: Martial art of gatka entertains at Surrey event

The display is meant to unify the body, mind and spirit

  • Apr 21, 2017
A girl performs gatka at a recent Vaisakhi parade in Surrey. (file photo)
A turban covers Kesh, or uncut hair, for those of Sikh faith. (file photo)

VAISAKHI 2017: The five Ks of Sikhism explained

Kesh, Kanga, Kara, Kachhera and Kirpan are the religion’s articles of faith

  • Apr 21, 2017
A turban covers Kesh, or uncut hair, for those of Sikh faith. (file photo)
An aerial view of Surrey’s 2016 Vaisakhi Day parade, as seen on Skylake Photos’ Youtube channel.

VAISAKHI 2017: Video shows aerial view of massive crowd at 2016 parade in Surrey

For 2017, event organizers say drones are not permitted without permit from Transport Canada

An aerial view of Surrey’s 2016 Vaisakhi Day parade, as seen on Skylake Photos’ Youtube channel.
MAP: Surrey Mounties prepared for a Vaisakhi crowd of half a million this Saturday in Newton

MAP: Surrey Mounties prepared for a Vaisakhi crowd of half a million this Saturday in Newton

Sikh religious event in Surrey one of the largest such events in the world

MAP: Surrey Mounties prepared for a Vaisakhi crowd of half a million this Saturday in Newton