Sikh Heritage Month festivities kicked off in Brampton on March 31 with an opening ceremony at Brampton City Hall. Since its inception, Sikh Heritage Month has been growing, with more and more events added every year.

This year there’s lots going on at venues across Brampton. Here are just a few.

In Conversation with Sikh Prof – April 18

Explore Dr. Simran Jeet Singh’s journey of becoming an educator, writer and activist. The evening will be a fireside chat style conversation and seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Singh is a 2018 Luce/ACLS Fellow for Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs, a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Center for Religion and Media, and a Harvard Divinity School Alumni.

How Kaurs Lead – April 19

The panel will comprise Kaurs from different age groups who will explore the influence of intersection of Punjabi Culture and Sikhi. The panel will discuss how to overcome barriers in not only the workplace and the general world but the barriers in place within homes.

Kirtan Darbar – April 21

Come together for a unique celebration of Sikh Heritage through music at Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar. A harmony of past and present and a fine blend of soulful melodies, this Darbar will showcase local talent and unite members of the community through gurbani kirtan.

In Conversation With Manny Kohli – April 25

Join us as we explore President & CEO of Montreal-based vegan and sustainability brand, Matt & Nat Manny Kohli’s journey of building a successful company that is both socially impactful and forward-thinking.

In Conversation With Rupi Kaur – April 26

New York Times bestselling author, poet and artist Rupi Kaur joins the lineup at Sikh Heritage Month for a fireside chat. Come and hear about Kaur’s journey to where she is now — from publishing a second bestselling book to touring the world to perform her poetry.