The Sikh Centennial Gala commenced in 1997 to commemorate the centenary of Sikh settlement in Canada. Since then it has been privileged to be at the forefront of promoting Sikh heritage and culture by celebrating the participation and excellence achieved by Sikhs and non-Sikhs in all aspects of civil, social and cultural life.
The Sikh Centennial Annual Gala is the highlight of the year for the Sikh diaspora in Canada. Over the past twelve years, we have hosted the Prime Minister of Canada, leaders of industry, distinguished entrepreneurs and accomplished artists, in what has become the most prestigious South Asian event in North America.
The Sikh Foundation of Canada partnered with Scotiabank in 2010 to establish the Scotiabank Sikh Foundation Scholarship program. This scholarship is designed to support exceptional students from the Province of Ontario, Canada, to pursue academic studies at a Canadian University. The vision of this program is to develop outstanding leaders, by investing in candidates in need of financial support who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement and a commitment to intellectual and personal development.