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ABOUT US

The prosperity of the Sikh community is dependant on its understanding and practice of the Guru’s teachings. Accordingly, Experience Sikhi creates resources, implements creative ideas, and leads initiatives to make Sikhi accessible to all Canadians, regardless of age, location, or level of knowledge.

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Experience Sikhi Camp

From its humble beginnings in 2013, ES Camp has grown to become North America’s premiere camping experience. The camp equips participants with the global network of Sangat, the powerful bonds of friendship, and the inspiration that will allow them to enact long lasting change in their hometowns.

It provides a rare opportunity to Experience Sikhi in its many beautiful forms and attracts those that are curious and eager to learn from across the globe. Our campers represent many backgrounds, perspectives, and levels of understanding, but have one thing in common: love for Sikhi.

REGISTER FOR ES CAMP 

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EXPERIENCE SIKHI SMAGAM

Every summer, Experience Sikhi brings renowned ragi jathey and kathavachiks together from around the globe for 4 days of bliss. Since 2017, we have been honoured to host the likes of Giani Sher Singh Ji (Ambala), Swami Ram Singh Ji (Nirmale), Bhai Niranjan Singh Ji (Javaddi Taksal), Bhai Jujhar Singh Ji (Hazoori Ragi), and Bhai Anantvir Singh Ji (LA). Alongside its morning and evening divans, the Experience Sikhi Samagam is home to interactive displays and daily workshops – check out our SoundCloud and YouTube channels for more!

BOOK A SPEAKER

If you have an akhand path, wedding, kirtan, or other program coming up in the Greater Toronto Area and are in need of an English speaking kathavachik or speaker – we have you covered. Fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch to lend a hand.

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VIDHIA ACADEMY

Vidhia Academy is a volunteer run institution for learning about Sikhi. The following subjects are taught:
● Gurmukhi
● Kirtan
● Tabla

All volunteer teachers are fluent in English, making it easier for young Sikh Canadians to understand the subject matter. Classes are taught in an interactive way, often incorporating fun activities and games to keep young children engaged. Students are assessed based on their previous knowledge and placed at the appropriate level. Classes are held every Sunday from 4:30-6:00pm at Nanaksar Gurduara on The Gore Road and Castlemore Road in Brampton East. All ages are welcome to register free of cost.

VIDHIA ACADEMY FAQ

What is Vidhia Academy?

Vidhia Academy is an institution for the Sangath to connect with Sikhi through Gurmukhi, Kirtan, and Tabla classes.

Who teaches the classes?

All volunteer teachers are young adults who are fluent in English.

How are the classes conducted?

Classes are taught in an interactive way, often incorporating fun activities and games to keep young children engaged.

Will my child have to start from the beginning if he/she already has some knowledge?

Students are assessed based on their previous knowledge and placed at the appropriate level on the first day of class.

When and where are the classes held?

Classes are held every Sunday from 4:30pm-6:00pm at Nanaksar Gurduara on The Gore Road and Castlemore Road in Brampton East.

What is duration of each class?

Classes are 1.5 hours long with a short break halfway through.

Can I register if I am an adult?

All ages are welcome to register

What is the cost of the class?

Classes are free of cost

Will there be any resources provided?

All students receive a textbook (Baal Updesh Kaidaa) and a workbook on the first day of class

Do I need to bring anything to Gurmukhi classes?

Yes, all students should bring a blank notebook, a few pencils, a sharpener, and an eraser to class.

Do I need to bring anything to Kirtan and Tabla classes?

Yes, students are asked to bring their own vaja or tabla depending on which instrument they are learning.

How do I register?

You can register by emailing us at contact@experiencesikhi.com, texting us at 647-575-6585, or by dropping in during class time – an instructor will be more than happy to guide you.

How can I contribute to the classes?

You can become a volunteer teacher by emailing us at contact@experiencesikhi.com. If you wish to donate you can do so through this website, or by visiting in person in class.

Family CAMP

Family Camp is a two-day initiative hosted annually in Gurduara Sahibs across the Greater Toronto Area. Open to all age groups, it provides a unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to engage in workshops and Sikhi related activities instead of just dropping their kids off and going home. Campers are split into sections and participate in workshops specifically designed for their age group. Notably, Family Camp focuses on developing local Canadian talent as public speakers and workshop leaders.

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Vidhia Retreat

Held annually in Muskoka, the Vidhia Retreat is a week long initiative which instills participants with the confidence to speak about Sikhi on their campuses, in the workplace, at interfaith programs, or at their local camps.

REGISTER FOR VIDHIA RETREAT