Admire rarely seen swords and coins, and Sikh artifacts from the 18th century onwards at The Sikhs: Faith, History and People, a free community event in celebration of Sikh Heritage Month at the Royal B.C. Museum on Saturday.
The Sikh Youth of Victoria is hosting the event, which includes displays of the aforementioned artifacts, artwork, talks and a musical performance highlighting Sikh culture using traditional instruments.
Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, co-ordinator of South Asian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley and co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, will host a talk discussing the power of art and Sikh history.
Admission is free. The event opens at 11 a.m., with an introduction to the display at 11:30. The talk, Power of Art, History and Sikhi , takes place at noon, with the musical performance starting at 1 p.m. The event concludes at 4 p.m. It takes place on the main floor of the museum at 675 Belleville St.
Check-in at the museum security desk in Clifford Carl Hall.