Sikh Heritage Month 2021 Calendar

April

1st, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH JAGMEET SINGH

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  5:30 PM

Join us as we kick off SHM 2021 and talk to MP and Federal Leader Jagmeet Singh about the history of Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario and how it came to be!

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April
1st, 2021

OPENING DAY KIRTAN DARBAR

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • 5:30 PM  7:30 PM

Link coming soon

April
2nd, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SAKA NANKANA SAHIB

  • Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • 12:00 PM  1:00 PM

RSVP at https://www.shmottawa.com/

April
3rd, 2021

THE SIKH INITIATIVE: KISAAN MORCHA - YOUTH DISCUSSION

  • Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

Link coming soon

Join us got a discussion with our youth regarding the morcha, how it impacts them and why they are concerned about the biggest protest in human history!

April
3rd, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SEVA GALA

  • Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

RSVP at https://www.shmottawa.com/

April

4th, 2021

SHM HAMILTON PRESENTS: INSTAGRAM LIVE BOOK INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR OF THE VALIANT (JASWANT S KHALRA)

  • Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • 10:30 AM  11:30 AM

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April
4th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA: SIKH HISTORY HOUR WITH AMARPAL SIDHU

  • Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

RSVP at https://www.shmottawa.com/

April
7th, 2021

FORTS OF THE SIKH ERA - LEGACY OF LAHORE DARBAR

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ode-rrDorEtD2NaY6kWqLryxdOx7Z_GXG

Amardeep Singh will share his explorations of the forgotten legendary forts which for the first time in 800 years, created a barrier for the foreign invasions into the subcontinent.

Amardeep Singh has authored two books, entitled, 'Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan' and 'The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan'. In addition, he made two documentaries, 'Peering Soul' and 'Peering Warrior', detailing the forgotten Spiritual & Martial legacy remnants of the Sikh community in Pakistan. He is presently making a multi-episode documentary, 'ALLEGORY - A Tapestry of Guru Nanak's Travels', which is scheduled for release in October 2021.

April
9th, 2021

April

10th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA: WEEKLY KATHA & KIRTAN

  • Friday, April 9, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

RSVP at https://www.shmottawa.com/

INSTAGRAM LIVE: TAN DHESI

 

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Join us as we chat with the first ever Sikh MP in UK and all of Europe!

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April
10th, 2021

April

10th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: HISTORY EVENT FOR KIDS

 

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 12:00 PM  1:00 PM

RSVP at https://www.shmottawa.com/

INSTAGRAM LIVE: GURBIR GREWAL

 

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

Join us as we chat with New Jersey Attorney General and first Sikh AG, Gurbir Grewal!

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April

10th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: TEGH TALKS 2021

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3O3Dm8f1Q5y3QI5R7_ZAsQ

A night filled with speeches from 6 world-renown speakers who represent the pinnacle of success in the fields of law, medicine, science, education and business

April

10th, 2021

SIKHRI PRESENTS: GURU GOBIND SINGH SAHIB - THE RIDER OF THE BLUE STEED

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM

Register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscequrjksG9zEUCqTu3MOIs8rrNrWZyfx


The monumental event of the ninth Nanak’s martyrdom, Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in 1666, resulted in young Guru Gobind "Rai" Sahib taking the responsibility of Guruship of the Sikh Nation at the tender age of nine. Thirty years later, another monumental event transpired in the Khalsa’s inauguration and his transformation into Guru Gobind "Singh" Sahib. What did the Guru do in those 33 years? Where did he spend his time, and what were the activities he was involved in? We will delve into that time-period and share Guru Gobind Singh’s life and legacy episodes during those final formative years before Vaisakhi 1699

Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional focusing on cloud, networking, security, and solution architecture. He currently leads cloud operations at a biopharma organization that is working towards transforming cancer care. His passion is Sikhi and Sikh community-related community projects. He is heavily involved with Sikh youth camps, retreats, and conferences, where he conducts seminars, lectures, and interactive workshops on Gurmat-related topics. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Sikh Research Institute and a Board of Advisor for the Sikh Coalition. Inderpreet grew up in India, Canada, Japan, and the US, and now he continues to grow in Chelmsford, MA, with his wife and two girls.

April

10th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: SIMRANJEET SINGH (SIKH PROF)

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Join us as we chat with Simranjeet Singh (Sikh Prof) about his new book Fauja Singh Keeps Going and more!

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April

10th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - FATHER/DAUGHTER DUO PARMEET ARORA AND BHAGWANT SINGH & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

Join us as we chat with Father/Daughter artists duo Parmeet Arora and Bhagwant Singh about their journey into the arts, experience and more!

https://www.blogto.com/arts/2021/02/man-toronto-wood-burns-customized-portraits-family-pets/?s=08

@parmeetarorabori

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April

11th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SIKH HISTORY HOUR W/ DR. LOU FENECH

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K05Nwap9Q6a29BhaTqkuvQ

Topic: The Panj Pyare

April

11th, 2021

SIKHI AND ALCOHOLISM

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

Register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudemuqTsrGd0KAIpFLsIFuvfCNNw7TUgs

Join us as we chat with Manvinder Gill about the intersectionaliy of Sikhi and Alcoholism.


Manvinder Gill (@womanvinder) is a community-based researcher whose work centers around religion, culture and health equity. She has her MA thesis in Religious Studies from McMaster University and has done in-depth analysis on the intersections of Sikhi and alcohol. She is currently pursuing her MSW at UofT and is interested in understanding indigenous Punjabi and Sikh forms of healing addictions treatment.

April

11th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: DAUGHTERS OF PUNJAB - LAKHPREET KAUR (KAUR LIFE)

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E5nqmQhMS7KcyDuoAl1tFQ

April

13th, 2021

THE SIKH INITIATIVE PRESENTS VAISAKHI KIRTAN DARBAR

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Join the Sikh Initiative team for a Vaisakhi Kirtan Darbar.

Link coming soon

April

14th, 2021

PUNJABI KIDS HEALTH GROUP

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Register
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdumqqDMtHNO2YQKHOxqQfcesIBYkvnhL

Join us as we chat with Dr. Ripudaman Minhas, the creator of the online group Punjabi Kids Health Group in 2021 to share resources for families and professionals in both English and Punjabi about kids' health and development.

Dr. Minhas is a Developmental Pediatrician at Women’s and Children’s Health Program and the Director of Research, Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto He is also Assistant Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto and Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.

April

16th, 2021

April

17th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: WEEKLY KATHA & KIRTAN BY RAJ ACADEMY

  • Friday, April 16, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oSghY7onSSGbtEE_Kgdm3w

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: JOB FAIR FOR KIDS

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 12:00 PM  1:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4YhcbxPaTl-KEFznIxhsOg

Sikh professionals discussing different job opportunities for youth

April

17th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: RAVI SINGH FROM KHALSA AID

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

Join us as we talk to the founder of Khalsa Aid, Ravi Singh about relief endeavours and the Farmer’s Protest!

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April

17th, 2021

SIKHRI PRESENTS: GURU GOBIND SINGH SAHIB - BATTLES, POLITICS, AND THE KHALSA

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM

Register

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElce2hqzktEtHg7EGgCnsEWtqHHqoy5WWM


Why did the Guru fight battles? What was the politics of the Gurus? How did the Guru train the Sikhs to become the Khalsa? This conversation will ask these and other similar questions from the life and legacy of the Guru to give insights on what constitutes the Sikhs’ politics. And how they can better inform current Sikhs’ political engagements within the Panth and with nation-states

Harinder Singh is a widely respected educator and thinker who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. Love and Justice symbiotic paradigm propels him to leverage public awareness for social change. He currently serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute. Mr. Singh co-founded the Sikh Research
Institute and the Panjab Digital Library, organized the Free Akal Takht movement and envisioned Kaur and Singh Academy. He served on the boards of the National Conference on Community and Justice, The Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity, The Nanakshahi Trust, among others. He is an author and sought-after public speaker, raising
the consciousness of audiences around the world. He regularly appears on radio and television programs globally. He also consults on curriculums, exhibitions, and films. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering Management, and MPhil in Guru Granth Sahib. He is Guru’s Sikh, Panjab’s lover, and Begampura’s Jedi.

April

17th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: LIFE OF MR BEDI

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EtvqQ-rBRgOawQIADKssHw

Discussion with Second World War veteran Gurbachan Singh Bedi

April

17th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: RUPI KAUR

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Join us as we chat with our very own local poet and artist Rupi Kaur about her new book Home Body!

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April

17th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WITH INKQUISITIVE & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

Join us as we chat Inkquisitive (Amandeep Singh) about his recent pieces around the Farmer’s Protest and more!

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April

18th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SIKH HISTORY HOUR W/ DR. PRIYA ATWAL

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dqzeW7m0TwuIIP_rEJHG-w

Topic: The Court of Ranjit Singh

April

18th, 2021

THE SIKH INITIATIVE: GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI - PRESENTATION + KAHOOT

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

 

Link coming soon

April

18th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: ENSAAF (BACHITTAR SINGH)

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

 

Join us as we chat with the Program Director of Ensaaf, Bachittar Singh.

Ensaaf is a nonprofit organization working to end impunity and achieve justice for crimes against humanity in India, with a special focus on Punjab.

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April

18th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: DAUGHTERS OF PUNJAB - MANVIR KAUR (LAADLIYAN)

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f8YK2swmRrupQ19QMz7hvw

 

Topic: Gender Inequality

April

21st, 2021

SIKH NUTRITION CLUB PRESENTS: EASY ADD-INS FOR A HEALTHIER DIET WITH BAGHAEL KAUR

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

 

Register
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcOyopjwsHtxzbmZ0lBSgSFzj3cn8wAK4


We are pleased to continue our popular series, The Sikh Nutrition Club with Baghael Kaur! Learn about the most nutrient-dense foods that will give your diet the boost it needs to improve your health, lower inflammation, maximize antioxidants, and support sustainable weight loss.

April

23rd, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: WEEKLY KATHA & KIRTAN BY BHAI SUKHA SINGH

  • Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rQ8cfJDKSTew77xkgMRqjw

 

Katha in Bhai Mani Singh

April

24th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: BAAZ NEWS: TELETHON & FUNDRAISER

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 11:00 AM  5:00 PM

Launched in 2021, Baaz News is a space for opinions, ideas and original reporting for the SIkh and Punjabi diaspora. Join us as we speak with the founders and various contributors to Baaz News!

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April

24th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: HISTORY EVENT FOR KIDS

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 12:00 PM  1:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G1CFDygYSXS5HAcPLo71nA

 

Interactive talk on the first Sikhs in Canada

April

24th, 2021

THE SIKH INITIATIVE PRESENTS: PANEL DISCUSSION ON FARMER'S PROTEST

 

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

Link coming soon

April

24th, 2021

SIKHRI PRESENTS: GURU GOBIND SINGH SAHIB - THROUGH ART AND LITERATURE

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM

 

Register
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pfuqspzgjGtQ5iAeEpKSKRYFQqowD7VCM

Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s contributions monumentally shaped the manner through which the faith today is witnessed. The institutionalization of dastar (turban), the 5 K’s, the names Singh for men and Kaur for women, and the Saints-Warriors tradition were the Guru’s significant contributions. What is often not at the forefront of the list is his musical, scholarly, poetical, and spiritual contributions. Inni Kaur, the Creative Director of SikhRI, will delve into Guru Gobind Singh’s legacy through a believer’s eyes. Regardless of your nationality or background, connect you to the magnificence of the Guru.

Inni Kaur serves as the Creative Director of Sikh Research Institute. An influential leader, respected artist, poet, and published author, her eloquent words have been heard worldwide, including presentations at Yale and Fairfield Universities and the U.S. Office of the Pentagon Chaplin. Inni Kaur is dedicated to the community and the service of others and continues to be an integral member of several faith-based organizations.

April

24th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SAKA NANKANA SAHIB - BHAI PARDEEP SINGH

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AKaJ8UUOSgmuretAKd-GIw

 

Talk to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib and discuss

April

24th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE LIVE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WITH KIRAN RAI & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

Join us as we talk to Kiran Rai (@krai.art) an Artist, Activist and Architectural Designer whose latest piece on the Farmer’s Protest was seen on the Glen Bow Museum in Calgary!

April

25th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: SIKH HISTORY HOUR W/ KAVITA PURI

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oJm34dW_TKGSN_C_jEk7zA

 

Topic: Partition

April

25th, 2021

INSTAGRAM LIVE: HARPREET KAUR AND MANMEET SINGH - FARMER'S PROTEST & FARMER SUICIDE

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 5:00 PM  6:00 PM

Join us as we chat with Harpreet Kaur and Manmeet Singh about the Farmer’s Protest.

 

Harpreet Kaur (@mediakaur) is an Emmy award-winning Producer & Filmmaker, Humanitarian and Actvist. Her film, A Little Revolution centers around the issue of Farmers suicide.

 

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April

25th, 2021

SHM OTTAWA PRESENTS: DAUGHTERS OF PUNJAB - JASMINDER KAUR (POSH & POLITICAL)

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FQK_V3U1S8a-S9Q5UXagqw

 

Topic: Violence against women

April

28th, 2021

HISTORY OF SIKHS IN ONTARIO

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

 

Register
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdO-rqz0oH9aXImYusdPy7x3qn8vCt1jT

 

Join u as we chat with Harminder Mann about the rich and dynamic history of Sikhs in Ontario!

 

Harminder Mann is an avid Sikh researcher, join Harminder Mann for a glimpse into the interesting history of Sikhs in Ontario.