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CANCELLED: Surrey's South Asian Roots

Vaisakhi 2005

CANCELLED: Surrey's South Asian Roots

This event has been cancelled due to global concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All events organized by City of Surrey that do not comply with public health orders have been postponed or cancelled until further notice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.


Newton Library, 13795 70 Ave, Surrey, BC

Date & Time:
April 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM



Heritage Library Seniors



2020-04-18 14:00:00 2020-04-18 15:30:00 America/Vancouver CANCELLED: Surrey's South Asian Roots Hear about the South Asian immigrant experience during the 1960s-1980s in Surrey.

Hear excerpts from the Surrey Archives' Indo-Canadian oral history collection. The recordings share the unique stories from Surrey residents about the immigrant experience during the ‘60s through ‘80s, including first impressions of Surrey and how the South Asian community and Surrey itself have grown.

Presented by Surrey Archives assistant archivist Stacey Gilkinson and local historian Jazmin Hundal. Hundal will share her process in uncovering the stories of a historically marginalized community, highlighting her discoveries about Surrey’s early South Asian immigrants.

Register for the free program online or by phone at 604-502-6459.

About the Photo Above

The 2005 Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. Reference: Surrey Leader Collection 2017.0022.05.415.