Vaisakhi Fest

A Sikh Punjabi Heritage Celebration

20 April

At 3 PM - 10 PM

Sinclair Secondary School
380 Taunton Rd E, Whitby, ON

First of it's kind Vaisakhi Festival in Durham, Ontario

Join us for a vibrant and joyous celebration of Sikh heritage, Punjabi culture, and community spirit at the Durham Vaisakhi Fest! It is an opportunity to uplift our Durham Sikh Punjabi community and create an opportunity for children to connect with their roots.

This family-friendly event promises an unforgettable day filled with performances, music, food, and activities that honor our rich Sikh and Punjabi heritage.

Schedule of Events

  • ⏰ 2:45 PM - Doors Open
  • ⏰ 3:30 PM - Event Commencement:
    • Welcome & Punjabi Kids Club Introduction
    • Introduction to Parivaar, One Family - a Canadian Charitable Organization
    • Aajo Aajo Aai Vaisakhi - Poem by Muskaan Kaur Jaura (Grade 3)
  • ⏰ 3:45 PM - Introduction to Vaisakhi and Sikh Heritage Month by Dr. Manpreet Kaur Sahota (Professor & Radio Host)
  • ⏰ 4:00 PM - Remarks by Regional Councillor Maleeha Shahid
  • ⏰ 4:15 PM - Gatka Presentation & Workshop - Gurdwara Singh Sabha Canada - Scarborough
  • ⏰ 5:00 PM - Maa Boli Punjabi, Kids Segment - Punjabi Kids Club
  • ⏰ 5:30 PM - Introduction to Punjabi Musical Instruments and Folk Culture - Mastaaney
  • ⏰ 6:00 PM - Girls Folk Dance, Junior - Punjabi Kids Club
  • ⏰ 6:10 PM - Giddha Performance & Workshop - The Retro Folk
  • ⏰ 7:00 PM - Bhangra Performance & Workshop - Two Step Bhangra Whitby
  • ⏰ 7:30 PM - Open Dance Floor with DJ Dosanjh
  • ⏰ 8:15 PM - Raffle Sponsored by Heathwood Homes & The Mikey Network
  • ⏰ 9:00 PM - Event Conclusion

Family-Friendly Fun

  • 🎶 Live Punjabi Folk Music
  • 💃 Bhangra and Giddha Workshops
  • 🖌️ Free Face Painting for Kids
  • 🎨 Activity Corner for Kids
  • ✍️ Mehendi
  • 🍲 Delicious Food Vendors
  • 🛍️ Unique Boutique Vendors
  • 👗 Heritage Clothing Vendors
  • 🎁 Raffles & Prizes

$10 entry per person

Kids Under 10 Free

We'll be stopping our online ticket sales shortly, depending on the venu capacity tickets might be available at the door.
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A portion of ticket sales will go to our community partner, Parivaar One Family.

Opportunities available for Sponsorship, Business Showcasing & Sales, and Volunteering

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