20 Apr Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade sees more than 500,000 people, setting new attendance record (Global BC)
The importance of the festival hit new heights this year, with April being designated Sikh Heritage Month in B.C.
Surrey-Newton MP Sukh Dhaliwal attended the parade and said recognizing the contributions Sikhs have made to the fabric of Canadian history can’t be overlooked.
“We’ve been here for 120 years,” he said. “They fought in the First World War, they fought in the Second World War, they’ve built industries, and look where we are today.”