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Brampton’s Komagata Maru Park opening ceremony

The City Of the Brampton officially opened Komagata Maru Park at 10705 Bramalea Road on Saturday (June 22). Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon and City Councillor Harkirat Singh were among those present. Raj Toor, Vice President and spokesperson for the Descendants of the Komgata Maru Society, who was especially invited, told The VOICE later: “I would like to say ... Read More »

From Assimilation to Acceptance

A journey of self-acceptance in discovering my Indo-Canadian identity By Dil Bola “Where are you from?” Growing up and looking around me, this seemed to be a simple question for most. My classmates would answer quickly “Canada.” Young, naïve and determined to fit in, I went along with it. “I’m Canadian.” “But where are you really from?” And that’s when ... Read More »

World says yes to yoga

From Colombo to Kabul and Nairobi to New York, high-profile politicians and the hoi polloi came out in large numbers to showcase their yoga postures and send a message of unity on the occasion of the fifth International Yoga Day on Friday. If President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena urged everyone to practice yoga just like him, thousands of people ... Read More »


U.S. based Dash Radio, the world’s largest all-original digital broadcaster, launched North America’s first mainstream South Asian radio station called Rukus Avenue Radio. Since its launch in April 2019, Vancouver, B.C. based South Asian talent, DJ EMENES (pronounced as “M-N-S”) from the MIB Roadshow has secured two one-hour commercial-free shows on this global digital platform producing and hosting alongside partner ... Read More »

First ever immersive multimedia exhibition on Sri Harimandar Sahib complex

THE unique, experiential exhibit which launched mid-April has already attracted several thousand visitors. The exhibition kicks starts its last four weeks with a special offer on Victoria Day long weekend. For three days – starting Friday, May 17 and ending Monday, May 20 – there is a special 15% discount for anyone booking online at www.eventbrite.comusing the promo code ‘VICTORIADAY’. Leveraging the ... Read More »

Gurinder Singh Khalsa: A true Vaisakhi messenger

Meet American businessman, philanthropist and a Sikh trailblazer, who is spreading the true message of Vaisakhi through his actions and is now all set to influence American political milieu with the same message  By Surbhi Gogia Every April, communities across the world come together to celebrate Vaisakhi. For centuries it has marked the beginning of spring harvest for farmers in ... Read More »

We Are All Maple

Vancouver’s filmmaker Jasleen Kaur is spreading awareness about violence and gender inequality through her documentary on Maple Batalia If you were to walk the streets of Surrey, BC, I’m sure that most people you talked to would know the name Maple Batalia. Not only was she breathtakingly gorgeous, but she was an intelligent, goal-oriented powerhouse of a 19-year-old who was ... Read More »

New B.C. Graduation Program and Grades 11 and 12 curriculumhelping all students succeed

By Rob Fleming Minister of Education   British Columbian students are graduating into a rapidly changing world. From the careers they choose to pursue, to the number of different jobs they’ll hold over the course of their lifetime, their ability to adapt and thrive will ultimately prove key to their success. We’re making important changes to B.C.’s K-12 education system ... Read More »

Big Changes for ICBC

By Cedric Hughes Despite the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries macro-trending in the right direction—downward,despite significant advances in injury treatment and post-accident therapies, despite sturdier, more crashworthy vehicles,most drivers will have noticed that the macro-trend for their car insurance premiums has gone the opposite direction. And yet, says the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), not upwards enough to ... Read More »

Witness Hockey with a difference

By Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra ‘We Are Hockey’ an interesting exhibit questioning singularly racial perspectives on the meaning of Hockey as Canada’s national sport kicks off in March, 2019 There is a unique Sikh place of worship on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, BC called The Gur Sikh Gurdwara (temple), designated as a National Historic Site by Prime Minister Jean Chretien ... Read More »