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Brampton celebrates its Sikh Community


Sikh Heritage Month Event ∙ Tuesday, April 25

BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton is proud to recognize April as Sikh Heritage Month. An important month for the Sikh community, April marks the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith.

To celebrate Brampton’s Sikh community and those members who have made outstanding contributions, the City is hosting an evening of networking, speakers, award presentations, and a tasting of traditional food. All are welcome to attend the event on Tuesday, April 25, from 6 to 8 pm in the City Hall Atrium.

Honourees to be recognized at this year’s event are:
• Avtar Kaur Aujla: The first Brampton South Asian City Councillor, serving from 2000-2003.
• Bikramjit Singh Gill: A Brampton resident whose career began playing Division 1 NCAA at Ball State University in Indiana.
• Harvinder Kaur Bajwa: A disability rights advocate, fundraiser and founder of Canadian South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL).
• Manvinder Singh Sahota: A Brampton raised basketball player who has competed in the NCAA, across North America and internationally, on some of the biggest stages in basketball
• Rupan Singh Bal: A Canadian-Punjabi actor and comedian.
 
For more information on the Sikh Heritage Month event, please visit www.brampton.ca/events
 
Quotes:

“The City of Brampton is proud to recognize our Sikh community by proclaiming April as Sikh Heritage Month. As we celebrate our heritage of 150 years, we are grateful to the Sikh community for contributing to the socio-economic, cultural and political fabric of Brampton. The Brampton Sikh community provides inspiration to us all.”
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey

“I’m proud to be a resident of the City of Brampton as we recognize April as Sikh Heritage Month. This year, by honouring five special individuals who have contributed to our community on many levels, we celebrate the achievements of our Sikh community.”
- City Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, Wards 9 and 10

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