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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

2012 Vaisakhi Parades in Vancouver and Surrey

Experience one of Canada's largest cultural events, Vaisakhi, at one of two parades in the Lower Mainland! On April 14th, enjoy the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade (at the Sikh Temple) and on April 21st, experience the largest Vaisakhi celebration outside of India, the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade (at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple) - both which feature floats, community groups, live music, dancers, performers and food! All are welcome to this celebration which marks the beginning of the New Year (as well a holy day which marks the birth of the Khalsa fraternity).

2012 Vaisakhi Parades in Vancouver and SurreyCelebrate the beginning of the New Year and the birth of the Khalsa fraternity at one of two Vaisakhi Parades in British Columbia which feature decorative floats, live music, dancers, performers, community groups and food:

VANCOUVER VAISAKHI PARADE
• DATE: April 14, 2012
• TIMES: 11:00am - 6:00pm
• PARADE ROUTE: Begins at the Sikh Temple [8000 Ross Street, Vancouver (map)], south on Ross Street to South East Marine Drive, west to Main Street, north to 49th Avenue, east to Fraser Street, south to 57th Avenue, east to Ross Street and south back to the Temple (route map).
• COST: Free
• WEBSITE: Desi Events

SURREY VAISAKHI PARADE
• DATE: April 21, 2012
• TIMES: 9:30am - 4:00pm
• PARADE ROUTE: Begins at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple [12885 85th Avenue, Surrey (map)], west on 85th Avenue to 128th Street, south to 82nd Avenue, west to 124th Street, south to 75th Avenue which turns onto 76th Avenue and north back to the Temple (route map).
• COST: Free
• WEBSITE: Surrey Vaisakhi Parade






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