Brampton: The City of Brampton officially renamed Alloa Green Park in Brampton to Ahmadiyya Park to recognize the Muslim community’s achievements and contributions to the city. The park is located at 340 Remembrance Road.
Mayor Patrick Brown was joined by hundreds of community members on September 24 at the Ahmadiyya Park for the renaming.
Community activist Mubashir Khalid said: In Pakistan: Some are tying to wipe out the name of Ahmadiyyat, while in Canada the City of Brampton is recognizing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at of Canada’s achievement. Thank you, Mayor and City Council.”
Kamal Khera, federal Minister for Seniors said: “The Ahmadiyya community reflects the best of Canadian values & exemplifies the meaning of being there for our neighbours through their work in Canada & internationally.”
Also attending the event was Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Wards 9/10 Regional Councillor, and Graham McGregor, PP for Brampton North & PA to the Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.
Sonia Sidhu said in a tweet: Members of the Ahmadiyya Canada in Brampton and across Canada are known for their compassion and important and continuous contributions to many noble causes.
McGregor later tweeted: “This morning, I attended the renaming of Ahmadiyya park. The Ahmadiyya community has a strong history of supporting those in need and always putting their hand out to help a neighbour. Thank you for making Brampton a beautiful place to call home.”