Toronto’s South Asian socialites turned out for the 16th Annual Sikh Centennial Gala at the Ritz Carlton. 

The yearly gala took place April 21, 2012 and included an art exhibit on the phulkari – a centuries-old weaving and embroidery technique on shawls and dupattas from Punjab.

Do we spot Punjabi actor and singer Harbhajan Mann among the Gala’s attendees? The evening included guests from prominent Canadian banks, business and schools. Our favourite part: look how smartly dressed everyone is! Suspenders and a bow-tie always get our approval. A gathering of great minds, while celebrating Sikh and Punjabi culture.

Photography: Courtesy Sikh Foundation of Canada