As part of its Vaisakhi celebrations, the Cariboo Sikh Temple hosted a flag-raising ceremony on April 27 to replace the Nishan Sahib outside the temple.
Vaisakhi, which first began as a celebration in honour of the harvest, celebrates the birth of the Khalsa, the order of Sikh soldier-saints. The flag, the triangular Nishan Sahib, is the traditional signal of the Khalsa, and it signifies that others are welcome to come pray at the temple in West Quesnel. The flag is replaced each Vaisakhi.
In Quesnel, Vaisakhi celebrations took place over three days.