Teaching with turbans

Turban Tying Day 2014uWaterloo students run educational Turban Tying Day

March is Sikh Awareness Month and the University of Waterloo Sikh Students Association (UWSSA) is hosting their annual Turban Tying Day for the third year in the Student Life Centre today, March 6 from 10am until 3pm.

The UWSSA began hosting this event in 2012 to teach UWaterloo students about the Sikh religion in a fun way. “Tying turbans on people allows them to have a new experience, have some fun with the bright colours and gives UWSSA members the opportunity to teach people what the turban is all about,” said third-year biomed student Prabhjot Kaur Hundal.

Last year was an incredibly successful event - the UWSSA tied 1,650 metres of turban fabric in 20 colours on over 400 UWaterloo students and faculty members. They have continued to host the educational event annually, with alumni even returning to campus to help.

Turban Tying Day has become the biggest event of the fall and winter terms for the group. “This event is the highlight of the term,” said Prabhjot. “We look forward to because it allows us to show the University of Waterloo campus exactly what Sikhi is all about.”

You can attend the event today to enjoy food, photo booths, and martial arts performances, and of course, to have your own turban tied.

Can’t make it? You can also watch footage from Turban Tying Day 2012 below.

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