(Photo by Beth Rand Photography)

On Sunday, Victoria celebrated its first Vaisakhi parade in 100 years!

Organized by the Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Victoria, the excitement, splash of colour, and array of delicious food at the event was enjoyed by about 2,500 participants.

Vaisakhi is a commemoration of the birth or establishment of the order of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, in 1699.

“”For more than 100 years, B.C. has been home to one of the largest Sikh populations outside of India,” reads a statement from Premier John Horgan.

“Our history has been shaped in part by Sikh people in B.C., and our lives are enriched by the inclusive, multicultural society we are so lucky to live in. British Columbia is a better place because of it.”

Check out these 17 photos from the event:

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Victoria on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Chinna Reddy Katireddy on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted by Beth Rand Photography on Sunday, April 29, 2018

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