Khalsa Camp BC (Canada) took place from 14th to 19th August 2011. The camp was a great inspiration and was 5 days of pure bliss! The camp has grown from strength to strength since last year. The presence of elder Gursikhs such as Master Niranjan Singh jee and Bhai Bharpoor Singh jee made the camp an uplifting experience. The highlight is always is the Amrit-velaa and Diwaans. With Guru Sahib's kirpaa all the campers did wonderful Keertan.
This year's camp was based on Gursikhi Jeevan. The talks were 'What is the Khalsa?' by Bhai Santbir Singh jee (Toronto), 'Khalsa Rehat' by Bhai Balpreet Singh jee (Toronto), 'Challenges of being a Sikh' by Bibi Rupinder Kaur jee (Surrey), and 'Best of the Best' talk. In the afternoons there were workshops led by the various speakers and Master Niranjan Singh jee.
Some photos from the camp taken by Veer Raminder Singh and Bhenji Tanvir Kaur:
Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee
Evening divaan on the first day
Welcome talk by Bhenji Gurminder Kaur and Bhaji Gurdit Singh
Amrit-vela Simran led by Master Niranjan Singh jee.
Amrit-vela Simran led by Bhai Harman Singh.
Amrit-vela Nitnem led by Master Niranjan Singh jee
Monday morning talk by Bhai Santbir Singh jee from Toronto
Afternoon workshop with Bhai Santbir Singh jee
The photo is of Mac, a Catholic Christian, who attended the camp. He really enjoyed himself and attended all the divaans and talks. Standing by him is Veer Jee from Calgary who came to camp with his family.
Bhai Japnaam Singh jee. His shiny Baanaa caught everyone's attention. The Baanaa was given to Bhaji by Bhai Jeevan Singh jee. Waheguru.
Afternoon workshop by Veer Kulpreet Singh on 'Battle of the Mind'.
Afternoon workshop by Bhai Balpreet Singh jee.
Campers doing Naam Simran
Ardaas by Veer Ek-Onkar Singh
Langar hall. Langar as every year was tasty!
Langar sevadaars busy! They worked day and night to serve the Sangat. Waheguru.
Talk by Bhai Balpreet Singh jee on Khalsa Rehat.
Talk on why Sikhi is unique and why we are blessed to be Sikhs
Inspirational talk by Bibi Rupinder Kaur jee (Surrey)
Photo with Bhai Balpreet Singh jee (Toronto) and Bhai Ranjeet Singh jee (Surrey)
Tubing (you get dragged by a boat - sounds more like a punishment but apparently it's fun!)
Looks like someone is stranded.
Singhs on boat
Evening time Question and Answers session
Videos from camp on YouTube
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!