Sukhi Kang 604-377-1246 Vaisakhi is an important historic holiday of Sikhism which occurs in mid April. Vaisakhi day commemorates the first Sikh baptism ceremony and the creation of the Khalsa by Tenth Guru Gobind Singh. Vaisakhi Holiday is celebrated around the world by all Sikhs. Celebrations include a worship service and often a parade as well.
The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade has been held in the streets of the community for the past eleven years. Attendees of all races and cultures are welcome at this celebratory and rich cultural event, which features a large number of floats, community performers and live music. Surrey's Vaisakhi Parade also features a unique element which pays tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade – attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
The annual Vaisakhi Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The parade will begin at approximately 9:30 AM at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, located at 12885-85 Avenue, and will conclude there at approximately 4:00 PM. To facilitate parade activities, area residents and businesses should be advised there will be:
- Road Closures
- Traffic Disruptions
- Restricted Access
- Temporary Parking Restrictions
Traffic controls will be in place beginning at 7:30 AM until approximately 5:00 PM, or until the RCMP deem the route is safe to be opened to vehicular traffic. Access to 128th Street and road sections along the parade route will be impacted most significantly. Increased delays may be expected for travel through and within the area between 72nd Avenue to 88th Avenue, and Scott Road to King George Highway.