April 14, 2017
Jean statement on Vaisakhi
Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement in honour of the start of Vaisakhi, the holiest day in the Sikh calendar:
“It is with great pride that I extend my warmest wishes to Alberta’s Sikh community.
“Vaisakhi celebrates the creation of the Khalsa Sikh community by Guru Gobind Sigh Ji in 1699, and the changing of the seasons from winter to spring.
“For more than 100 years, Sikhs have played a critical role in building our province. They defended our country in war, helped build our railways and worked our farmland.
“The Sikhism teachings of kindness and generosity are alive and well in Alberta.
“On behalf of the entire Wildrose Official Opposition, I wish everyone a joyous Vaisakhi.”