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Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Team at the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade

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Thousands of people take part in the annual Vaisakhi parade in Vancouver, BC Saturday, April 12, 2014. The event is a celebration of the Punjab harvest time and commemorates the birth of Sikhism.

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Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays on the Sikh calendar and commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. Tens of thousands of people attended the parade and festivities.

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Sikh women and men pray and pay their respects at the Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple.

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, centre left, smiles while attending a ceremony.

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Amrit Paul Singh, 15, spins a chakar during a demonstration of Gatka, Sikh martial arts, during the Vaisakhi parade.

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Sikh women and girls stand barefoot as a sign of respect while waiting to pray at the Khalsa Diwan.

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