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P.G. Vaisakhi Draws Big Crowds

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 2:59 PM

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Prince George, B.C. – Around 3,000 people are estimated to have taken part in in the annual Vaisakhi celebration in Prince George today.

It drew Sikhs from across B.C., Alberta, and even as far away as England.

Prior to the start of the parade spectators were treated to a display of Sikh martial arts.


The parade departed the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple on Davis Road and wound its way to CN Centre where thousands enjoyed a selection of Indo-Canadian foods and music.

The day included speeches from many dignitaries including Prince George-Mackenzie Liberal MLA Mike Morris.

“It’s my pleasure to attend Vaisakhi here,” he said. “It’s a great indication of the cultural diversity we have in Prince George, B.C., and across Canada.”

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From left, Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, Cariboo-Prince George Conservative Nominee Todd Doherty, and Liberal MLA John Rusted

From left, Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, Cariboo-Prince George Conservative Nominee Todd Doherty, and Nechako Lakes Liberal MLA John Rustad


It was an awesome event! I couldn’t believe all the free food! Well done!

Fantastic day..parade was so colourful.

It’s may . This is a harvest festival . The blueberries aren’t even ready .mmmm blueberries . What exactly is ripe just north of the eight degree latitude ,today ?

A huge thank you to the Sikh community for their hospitality and generosity!

The beginning of the harvest season, Punjabi New Year, Solar new year and birth of the Khalsa.

Actually celebrated middle of April but moved to may here for better weather.

Didn’t you read Jos Van Hage’s article on the rhubarb Ataloss? It is the first thing to harvest in this harvest season right here in PG, here is a link if you missed it because there is nothing controversial to say about it:


Anyone know if the fiddleheads are out yet? We usually go to the Pelican FSR lot but want to stay clear for the firefighters…

Ataloss@ In the Punjab there is both a fall harvest and a spring harvest. The spring harvest is of what are known as rabi (ਰੱਬੀ)) crops, the most important of which is wheat, which are planted in the winter and harvested in the spring. Vaisakhi celebrates the spring harvest, and for Sikhs, the foundation of the Khalsa order.

Fiddleheads have been on sale at the Wilson Square Farmers Market for the past two weeks.

Fiddleheads have been ready for two weeks. North Fraser, or Cottonwood Island along the sloughs.

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