. Khalsa Day. India. About 80,000 Sikh men, women and children participate in this annual occasion, many with babes in arms or carriages. This is a
religious event that starts with worship and food in the CNE grounds (Better Living Centre), where you cover your head and leave your shoes at one end of the room. From
there goes a parade at about 1pm with families, warriors in ancient dress, and a vehicle carrying the holy book of the Sikh religion. It ends up in Queen’s Park 2010 or Nathan Phillips Square 2009 with speeches and demonstrations of fighting skills, and for everybody there including non-Sikhs, a wonderful and free feast of spicy, vegetarian food and rice pudding. Macaroni and cheese has been available for the children. Ontario Khalsa Darbar Gurdwara organizes the downtown celebration.
contact: Ravinderjit Singh 905-670-1885.