A week of events are planned at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple on Mackenzie Avenue North to mark Vaisakhi beginning on Monday, April 22 and culminating on Sunday, April 28.
Surinderpal Rathor, who belongs to the temple community, said there will be singing every evening beginning on Monday, April 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and free vegetarian dinners Monday to Thursday.
On Friday, April 26, the continual reading of the holy scripture will commence through to Sunday.
“We will be sharing breakfast, lunch and dinnner on Friday and Saturday and on Saturday at 3 p.m. we will have a big celebration and the raising of the flag at 5 p.m.,” Rathor said. “The whole community is more than welcome.”
The temple is located at 3024 Mackenzie Avenue North.
Vaisakhi celebrates the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple was completed in 1974 under the leadership of then society president Gurmel Bains.