Canberra Khed Mela (Sports Festival) – 16 Oct

When: Sunday 16 October 2022
Where: The Showgrounds in Hall ACT
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

The third Canberra Khed Mela (CKM) or Sports Festival, organised by the Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Association (CPSCA) will be held on 16 October 2022, Sunday at the Showgrounds in Hall ACT from 10.00am – 6.00pm.

The CKM will be promoting sports. It will be a non-ticketed free event, open to all. We are expecting 3000-5000 people to attend from Canberra and surrounds and also from the nearby cities/towns like Sydney, Goulburn, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, and South Coast etc. It is a pilot to bring the Australian Sikh Games to Canberra.

The Canberra Khed Mela (Sports Festival) is a non-ticketed free event promoting sports. To encourage participation there will be prizes, entertainment, food and multiple stalls. Hence, we are expecting 3,000 -5,000 people to attend, not only from Canberra but also surrounding areas.

CPSCA organised its first Khed Mela in 2014 in Deakin, and then in Dickson in 2015. This will be the third sports festival. Post-pandemic, the need was felt to re-start it. More importantly, we want to bring the annual Sikh Games to Canberra by 2027 and this is a pilot to start that process. We are already in conversation with the organisers of the Australian Sikh Games.

The Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Association (CPSCA) The Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural association was established in 2014 to support the Panjabi language and the community; promote traditional Panjabi sports and culture; felicitate visiting Panjabi artists; conduct/engage in multicultural community activities; liaise with the ACT government, the High Commission of India and the federal government; and advocate on community related issues including culturally appropriate aged care facilities, large community hall, fully resourced hospital and health services.

In 2022, CPSCA is supporting Donate Life to raise awareness on the importance of organ and tissue donation to save lives and encouraged people to register as a donor. CPSCA continuously fosters harmony, social cohesion and integration with the broader Australian society.


Amardeep Singh
Founder Member: Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Association