“Today, we join with all Albertans to celebrate Vaisakhi. We are honoured to celebrate with members of the Sikh community in Alberta and around the world.
Vaisakhi commemorates the Hindu New Year and the beginning of the Sikh Brotherhood over 300 years ago. As one of the most significant Sikh holidays, Vaisakhi gives us an opportunity to celebrate our diverse backgrounds, faiths and cultures, and to reflect on the values of truth, justice and equality that embody the Sikh faith. It also gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions that the Sikh community has made to our province and indeed, to all of Canada.
On behalf of my colleagues in the Progressive Conservative caucus, I wish all who are celebrating a very happy Vaisakhi!