Sikh Heritage Manitoba
Community • Resilience • Chardi Kalla
Sikh Heritage Manitoba seeks to create dynamic and accessible platforms within mainstream spaces that foster critical thinking to elevate conversations pertaining to Sikhi.
Sikh Heritage Manitoba wants Sikhs of every generation to interpret and share what Sikhi means to them. We want to highlight triumphs and challenges of our pioneers and encourage current generations to engage consciously with Sikhi.
Vineet Kaur is a Behavioural Neuroscientist and Nutritionist. She loves to explore how individual systems interact to form global patterns therefore adapting her understanding of cognitive theories to explore spiritual elements of faith and wonder. As a board member of Sikh Heritage Manitoba and a moderator for Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), Vineet hopes to engage in Guru-centered scholarly research, leadership, community initiatives and introspection.
Imreet Kaur is a community economic development enthusiast with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She works as an Educational Advocate within the Seven Oaks School Division where she is responsible for creating diverse programming opportunities in areas of mentorship and post-secondary exploration to achieve better educational outcomes for children from minoritized identities. She is most excited about creating and strengthening platforms that explore the interconnectedness of Sikhi and social justice.
Bakhshish Singh Hothi
Bakhshish Singh Hothi has been teaching in the Information Technology industry for the past 19 years. Currently he lectures in the Applied Computer Education department. Holding a strong interest in human rights and social stratification of minorities, Bakhshish looks forward to working on the Sikh Heritage Committee to help create more awareness of the role Sikhs have played in Canada's development.
Jaskern Singh Kalar
Jaskern Singh Kalar was born and raised in Vancouver by Sikh immigrants from Punjab. He moved to Winnipeg in order to further his education and advance his professional career. When he's not busy being a father and a husband, he loves to build vibrant communities here in Winnipeg. When asked what he aspires for in Sikh Heritage Manitoba, he says "it needs to be immersed in Sikh values, particularly those that have stood the test of time, simple living and higher thinking".
Sabie Singh Brar
Sabie Singh Brar is an experienced business professional with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Born in India and raised in Canada, he originally pursued an education in electrical engineering. However, his passion in the world of real estate steered him towards being an entrepreneur. Sabie is passionate about volunteering within the community to further enhance and educate Sikhs and non-Sikhs about the contributions of Sikh faith, heritage and culture.
Mahekleen Kaur Gill
Mahekleen Kaur Gill is a university student currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in Human Health Science and would like to see her peers and community come together for a healthier relationship with both their identity and environment. In Mahekleen’s free time she enjoys reading books written by Sikh authors dissecting their unique stories.
Parminder Singh Gill
Parminder Singh Gill is an analyst by profession. When he’s not looking over spreadsheets and budgets, Parminder enjoys deconstructing Sikh mythologies and dominant cultural themes from both the intersection of Punjabi Culture and the Sikh-Canadian experience. Spearheading the curation of programming for Sikh Heritage Month Manitoba, he looks forward to seeing the community engage with the organizations thought-provoking content.
Gurharjit Kaur Sandhu
Gurharjit Kaur Sandhu has taught in Manitoba’s public school system for over 27 years. She served as the president of Gurdwara Singh Sabha, in Winnipeg for one term. She is currently the vice-president of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Foundation (2012) Inc. Gurharjit is a proud board member who believes that celebration of our heritage connects us to our roots and provides a better understanding of Sikh heritage to community members. She hopes that the community will fully engage in the programming during the month of April which is paramount for the success of Sikh Heritage Manitoba’s endeavour.