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Sikhs in Canada: Past to Present - Residency

During this residency, the students at Khalsa School will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre to create an original performance for their family, friends, and community members.

Sikhs in Canada: Past to Present - Residency


The first Sikhs came to Canada in 1902 as part of a Hong Kong military contingent travelling to the coronation of Edward VII. The first Sikh immigrants arrived in 1904 and by 1908, when an immigration ban was imposed, more than 5000 South Asians, over 90% of them Sikhs, had arrived in British Columbia. From then on, the population gradually dwindled to about 2000. Most who remained were Sikhs.

Our forefathers were very strong often facing discrimination, mistreatment and assimilation.  We have chosen the Trickster Theme of:  Canada 150 – The Many Faces of Canada, to tell the story of the Sikhs in Canada from past to the present.  Students will be immersed in their cultural history through stories from community members and historical associations.  Through this immersion, students will gain a stronger emotional connection to the community and the community will have a stronger connection to Khalsa School Calgary.

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Kids Go Global is a place for Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools to explore Global Issues and then work alone or with NGOs to take action locally and internationally. It also supports students acting out the issues using theatre and provides opportunities to share student work and projects. It is a partnership between schools, NGOs and Trickster Theatre.

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