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Sikh Youth Federation (SYF) to host “Sikh Awareness Day” in Ottawa on Sept. 24

September 21, 2014 | By

Ottawa, Canada: The Sikh Youth Federation (SYF) is going to host ‘Sikh Awareness Day – Parliament Hill’ on Wednesday September 24th, 2014. The purpose of this event is to showcase the Canadian-Sikh culture to Canadian’s through meaningful, positive and fun engagement, at the same time eliminating stereotypical barriers.

Sikh Awareness Day Ottawa 2014A release by Sikh Youth Federation (SYF) says [t]his is an all-day event taking place in the heart of Canada’s capital – Parliament Hill. From 10:00am onwards, SYF will be celebrating Sikh Awareness on the Hill through a variety of activities. “Langar,” is the concept of “free kitchen” and is a regular practice in Sikh institutions of worship (Gurudwaras).

“Langar symbolizes equality of all as everyone sits on the floor together to eat a vegetarian meal regardless of their background (including: religion, race, gender, orientation and more). Langar will be distributed to all who attend”, the release reads further.

“The SYF will also have on site, Dastaar (Turban) material which will be used for turban tying for anyone who is interested to see themselves with a turban tied” it reads further.

Sikh Awareness Day:

Date: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

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