For immediate Release
April 13th, 2017
Mayor Crombie’s 2017 Vaisakhi Statement
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I extend my best wishes to Mississauga’s Sikh community on the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi.
“The holiest day in the Sikh Calendar, Vaisakhi is 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.
“Mississauga is a world-class city home to residents, of different cultural backgrounds and faiths, and our Sikh population is one of our most dynamic, active, and engaged communities, which has enriched all of Mississauga.
“As Sikh families gather to celebrate Vaisakhi, we are given the opportunity to reflect on the valuable contributions that the community has made to the city, and to the country.
“Each year, as part of Sikh Heritage Month, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), in collaboration with the Sikh Foundation of Canada, hosts 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 best wishes for a happy and memorable Vaisakhi.”