Ottawa, ON – “Vaisakhi is one of the most important observances in the Sikh faith. This occasion marks the founding of the Sikh community (known as the Khalsa) by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. “In the coming weeks, Sikhs in Canada and around the world will participate in prayers at Gurdwaras, and participate in vibrant celebrations known as Nagar Kirtans. “The Sikh community of Canada has enriched our country for over 100 years. It is my hope that all Canadians use this occasion as an opportunity to learn about the immense contributions of Sikhs in Canada. “On behalf of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada, I would like to wish all Canadians of the Sikh faith a happy and joyous Vaisakhi. “Vaisakhi di lakh lakh vadhai!”