What’s Happening in Brampton for Sikh Heritage Month?

Published April 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Events are taking place across Brampton’s downtown core for Ontario’s Sikh Heritage Month from April 1-April 30!

Events are taking place across Brampton’s downtown core for Ontario’s Sikh Heritage Month from April 1-April 30!

Sikh Heritage Month aims to celebrate Sikh-Canadians and develop a greater understanding of their achievements and a rich and diverse heritage. In April, Sikhs commemorate Vaisakhi, also known as Khalsa Day, which marks the creation of the Khalsa, or the Sikh community, over 300 years ago.

In 2014, Ontario became the first province to recognize Sikh Heritage Month. 

This year’s celebrations kicked off with an opening night at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA), which showcased local performers, vendors, and food on March 31.

Events from April 4 on range from yoga to learning how to tie a pagh (turban) to storytelling at locations across downtown Brampton.

Here are the upcoming Sikh Heritage Month events in Brampton:

Saturday April 7, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to heal the mind, body, and soul

1-4 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
Pagh Tying with Harman Dulay

12:30-2 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
SikhRI – Guru-Inspired Leadership 

3-4:30 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
Autism Awareness in the Sikh Community

Sunday April 8, 2018

1-3 p.m. – Studio.89 (Mississauga)
Sikh Women and the #MeToo Movement

1:30-4:30 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
Mapping the Gaps – Jagtri

2-4 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers

Saturday April 14, 2018

10:15-11:30 a.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
Embracing the Divine Femininity – BirKaur

12:30-1:30 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
SikhRI – Thank you, Vahiguru Storytelling

2-3 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
SikhRI – Women: Gateway to Freedom

3:30-4:30 p.m. – PAMA Studio 2
SikhRI – Mai Bhago & I

Sunday April 15, 2018

1:15-2 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
31 Minutes of Mool Mantra

1-4 p.m. – Alderlea
Kirtan Darbar

Saturday April 21, 2018

10:15-11:15 a.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
From Sat Naam to Wahe Guru

12 p.m. – PAMA Studio 1
Artist Talk with Amardeep Singh

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – PAMA Studio 1
Broadening Horizons – The Power of ONE Project

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – PAMA Courtroom
SikhRI – Sikhi & Acceptance: Sikhi on the Job

Sunday April 22, 2018

1:15-2:15 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
Artist Talk with Rupy C. Tut

1:15-2:15 p.m. – PAMA Council Chambers
Harmonize with Anantvir

1:30-3:30 p.m. – PAMA Classroom 1
Mental Health and Hiphop with hiphop artist Noyz

Thursday April 26, 2018

6-8 p.m. – City Hall Atrium and Conservatory
Brampton Celebrates Sikh Heritage Month

Saturday April 28, 2018

6-10 p.m. – Brampton City Hall
Closing Night

PAMA is also featuring three Sikh-centered exhibits this month and beyond:

Saturday April 7-Monday July 2, 2018

Lost Heritage: A Sikh Legacy in Pakistan by Amardeep Singh

A Journey Back Home by Rupy C. Tut

Thursday March 29-Sunday April 29, 2018

Kaum: Celebrating Contemporary Sikh Artists

For more details on Sikh Heritage Month, click here.