For Immediate Release

April 14th, 2015

 Mayor Crombie’s 2015 Vaisakhi Statement

 “On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with Mississauga’s Sikh community as they celebrate the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi.

“Vaisakhi is observed as a celebrated religious festival. Throughout the Punjab region, and in places around the world, families give thanks to God for prosperous harvests and abundances of food and nourishment.

“Vaisakhi is also a period to remember and reflect on the founding of the Khalsa Sikh community in 1699, which continues to flourish because of the devotion shown by generations of Sikhs who are so committed to their faith.

“It is only fitting that Vaisakhi coincides with Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario. Throughout April, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), in collaboration with The Sikh Foundation of Canada, are hosting an entire month of free special events, exhibits, and activities for all Mississaugans to enjoy.

“I encourage all residents to experience the wealth of history, sacred literature, and lasting teachings, which exemplify the Sikh faith.

“Once again, I offer my very best wishes for a happy and memorable Vaisakhi!”