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Vaisakhi parade in Kelowna this weekend

The sixth annual Vaisakhi parade will affect road and transit travel through Rutland Saturday afternoon.
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April 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna’s most colourful annual parade is returning to Kelowna this weekend.

The Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society is presenting the sixth annual Vaisakhi parade on Rutland Road Saturday, April 30, at noon.

Vaisakhi is the week-long celebration of the Sikh New Year, and features lively music and performances as well as food booths along the parade route.

This year the society has incorporated a social media element. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the parade, a special Vaisakhi filter will be available on Snapchat.  

Several streets and roads along the parade route will be closed to accommodate the parade and other events.

Rutland Road North will be closed from McCurdy Road to Wallace Road between 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m., and there will be rolling closures along Wallace Road, Sycamore Road, Sumac Road, Friesen Road, McCurdy Road and Keyes Road.

Transit users should visit for route impacts.

For more information on the Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society, visit the society's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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