Surrey RCMP To Celebrate With Sikh Community At Vaisakhi Day Tomorrow

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Road Closures Along The Nagar Kirtan Route Will Be In Place From 7:30am to 5pm!

Surrey-Vaisakhi Day Parade“Surrey RCMP is involved with the Vaisakhi parade not only for traffic control and public safety, but to take part in all the festivities the event has to offer,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “There will be an RCMP information booth with resources about programs and initiatives and many RCMP officers in attendance will be wearing their traditional red serge. Every year our officers take advantage of this opportunity to engage interactively with citizens of all ages.”

DESIBUZZbc (1)-RedSURREY – Surrey RCMP will once again participate in the Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade, one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in the world outside of India, which begins procession Saturday morning, the force announced Friday morning. Last year, over 300,00 people participated in this fun and safe family event.

“Surrey RCMP is involved with the Vaisakhi parade not only for traffic control and public safety, but to take part in all the festivities the event has to offer,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “There will be an RCMP information booth with resources about programs and initiatives and many RCMP officers in attendance will be wearing their traditional red serge. Every year our officers take advantage of this opportunity to engage interactively with citizens of all ages.”

A number of road closures will be taking place in the City of Surrey this weekend due to the parade. Police ask that members of the public make arrangements to use alternate routes. Road closures will be in place from 7:30am to 5:00pm on the day of the parade. Increased delays may be expected for travel through and within the area between 72 Avenue to 88th Avenue and Scott Road to King George Boulevard. For a full list of road closures and route details please check out the map (http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15046.aspx ) on the City of Surrey’ website.

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From Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade last Saturday. PHOTO: Sukhi Dhillon – DESIBUZZ official photographer

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The Surrey RCMP typically responds to dozens of incidents of missing children or elderly persons who have become separated from their parents or group at this large event. Fortunately all missing people are eventually reunited with their families.

“The Surrey RCMP reminds parade participants that it is important to have a plan in place with your family prior to the event to reduce your risk of separation,” says Cpl. Schumann. 

A plan may include these simple tips:

·         Familiarize your family members with their surroundings and

have a pre-planned meeting place,

·         Equip your family members with some form of identification

and your contact information,

·         Make sure everyone in your party is aware of the location of

the Surrey RCMP missing person’s tent and the location of emergency

personnel

·         Keep a current photo of your child on you in case you need to

describe them to police,

·         Keep your children within eyesight at all times.

The Surrey RCMP wishes everyone a very safe Vaisakhi Day!

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