Vaisakhi

Two members of Surrey’s COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team (CCET) get ready to hit the beat. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

Surrey Mounties urge Vaisakhi, Kissan celebrants to heed public health orders

Report violations to the City of Surrey Bylaw call centre at 604-591-4370 or the Surrey RCMP non-emergency line at 604-599-0502

 

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

Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade cancelled

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)

Surrey could see a ‘modified version, perhaps’ of the annual Vaisakhi parade this year

‘The way it was in the past, it cannot happen this year because that just puts too many people at risk,’ Dr. Bonnie Henry says

Surrey Vaisakhi parade crowd in Newton in April 2018. (File photo: Crystal Scuor)
There may not be a parade to celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey this year, but Sikhs are honouring the sacred holiday’s spirit by raising money to help communities impacted by COVID-19. (Now-Leader file photo)

Virtual Vaisakhi initiative aims to celebrate by helping others

In absence of annual parade in Surrey, Sikhs raising funds to honour spirit of sacred holiday

There may not be a parade to celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey this year, but Sikhs are honouring the sacred holiday’s spirit by raising money to help communities impacted by COVID-19. (Now-Leader file photo)
It’s estimated Surrey’s 2019 Vaisakhi Parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
It’s estimated Surrey’s 2019 Vaisakhi Parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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: Surrey’s Vaisakhi cleanup puts Vancouver’s 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)