The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer season is in full swing. The Whitecaps are hosting their 2nd Annual Vaisakhi Night on April 8th. On Saturday night, April 8th, the Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers. There will be a March to the Match which leaves from the corner of Granville and Robson, featuring the Sikh Motorcycle Club and Dhol drummers.
The Vancouver and Surrey Vaisakhi parades are regularly among the world’s biggest outside of India, attracting over 350,000 people annually.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 5-0 at BC Place for the second time this season, defeating Canadian rivals CF Montréal on Saturday night.
The Blue & White continue their homestand with one of their biggest matches of the season, as they host the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals this Wednesday, April 5 against LAFC. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. PT.
DJ Heer will be present and there will also be Henna. Jugpreet Bajwa will sing the national anthem. Shan-E Punjab Arts Club will perform a pre-match bhangra performance.
The stretch concludes on Saturday, April 8 with a Cascadia matchup versus Portland Timbers on club's annual Vaisakhi Night at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Here are a few important things to note as Whitecaps FC celebrate the South Asian community on Saturday:
Whitecaps FC Vaisakhi Night Timeline
6:15 p.m. PT – Supporters March to the Match leaves from the corner of Granville and Robson, featuring the Sikh Motorcycle Club and Dhol drummers
6:30 p.m. PT (approximate) – Supporters March to the Matcha arrives at Terry Fox Plaza
6:30 p.m. PT – Gates open at BC Place DJ Heer performing on the concourse at section 227(Gate C). Henna at section 209. Limited edition Vaisakhi scarves and shirts for sale at sections 205, 222, 233, 249. Partial proceeds donated to Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen. BC Place is donating $1 from every sale at Bombay Kitchen (section 220) to Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen. Whitecaps FC will match donations.
7:20 p.m. PT – Pre-match bhangra performance on the field from the Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club
7:25 p.m. PT – Special Kid Captain recognition
7:30 p.m. PT – Jugpreet Bajwa sings the national anthem
7:38 p.m. PT – Kid Captain leads a stadium-wide WHITE/CAPS chant before kickoff Halftime:
Halftime-Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club returns for another performance
For tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.