Vaisakhi

Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade in Surrey on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Photo: Anna Burns)

PHOTOS: Thousands attend Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade Saturday

The parade returned after a three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Muslim students from L.A. Matheson Secondary rock their traditional clothing at the school’s first Iftar event. Seen atop the heads of some students are Keffiyehs, a piece of cloth with specific patterns traditionally worn by Palestinians. (Sobia Moman photo)

Cultural days embraced in Surrey’s schools with education, celebration

Vaisakhi, Sikh Heritage Month and Ramadan educations and celebrations marked

 

Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade is returning to the streets of Newton this spring. (File photo: Gord Goble)

‘Significant crowds’ expected for return of Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade after 3-year absence

COVID killed plans for the massive Newton event in 2020, 2021 and again in 2022

 

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)

Surrey’s huge Vaisakhi parade cancelled again due to ‘tight turnaround’ to plan April event

‘We are disappointed at how this year has turned out,’ event organizer says

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)
Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)

Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade cancelled out of COVID-19 concern

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)
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: Vaisakhi cleanup puts 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)