“The first Sikhs arrived in Alberta more than 100 years ago. This history ranges from Sohan Singh Bhullar and Harnam Singh Hari, two of the first Sikh pioneers in Alberta, to the Sikhs of today who are leaders in business, politics, academics and community leadership.

“The hard work and dedication of the Sikh community has helped build this province into the wonderful place it is today. In April, we recognize Sikh Heritage Month to celebrate the history of Albertans of Sikh heritage and show our appreciation for the contributions they have made to our vibrant culture and communities.

“When we celebrate the stories of our past, we discover that diversity has always been integral to the strength of Alberta. Since the beginning of this province’s history, it has been a destination for people from around the world who are in search of new opportunities and the chance to build a legacy. We must all ensure Alberta continues to be a welcoming place for all people, no matter where they come from, the faith they practise or the colour of their skin.”