Thank you to the Senior Tamils Society of Peel for your support of my mayoral campaign to get #Brampton
back on track. It has been an honour to work with you over the last ten years. #brampoli
Thanks to former Cllr Garnet Manning and Francis Waldinger for helping me host a terrific Afro Caribbean Canadian community town hall. Together, we will work to give every community a voice in Brampton and a platform to succeed. #brampoli
Thank you to everyone that joined our jam packed campaign office opening. Let’s get #Brampton
back on track! #brampoli
Thank you to the #Brampton
Filipino Seniors Association for endorsing my mayoral campaign this afternoon. Together, we will get Brampton back on track! #brampoli
Joined by numerous #Brampton
Seniors Clubs as I announced my plan for free seniors public transit fares. Seniors have built our City. It’s time we help make life more affordable for them. This will be done at no cost to taxpayers rather though optimized municipal advertising opportunities. #brampoli
Today, I announced my plans for a state-of-the-art multi-sport stadium.
World-class facility will be designed to meet technical standards for hosting national and international matches
Cricket, lacrosse and kabaddi are huge sports in Brampton, but the current facilities leave much to be desired. Having recreation pitches that meet or exceed provincial, national and international standards is important if we are to encourage local athletes to strive for excellence. Too often our citizens are discouraged from participation at higher levels of competition because our City lacks the proper facilities in which they can train for and play the sport they love.
This morning I am announcing that, as Mayor, I will lead the effort to create a public-private partnership that will build a world class, cricket/multi-dimensional sports stadium right here in Brampton. This state-of-the-art facility will be designed to accommodate a multitude of sports at the highest levels, including cricket, kabaddi, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.
In concept, this facility will be similar to the Lansdowne Park redevelopment recently completed in Ottawa. In addition to a state-of-the-art multi-sport stadium, the property will include ancillary sports facilities, such as basketball courts and a skate park. We will also investigate the inclusion of an e-sports arena, one suitable for professional events.
The facility will have restaurants and retail stores, and will also feature green spaces and water features. Parking will be located underground to maximize land use and reduce the project’s environmental footprint.
The new stadium project will bring more economic opportunities to our City. Brampton loses tourism dollars every time a major sports event goes elsewhere because our City lacks the proper facilities to host. The Global T20 Canada Cricket championship took place in King this summer, not Brampton, because City facilities were deemed inadequate by organizers.
The facility will also be made available as much as possible to leagues and recreation programs delivered by the City and local sports
Spoke to the YMS Cricket Club today about my plans to enhance recreation in Brampton. A healthy and active community is less reliant on the health care system. Unfortunately, fees for recreation in Brampton are some of the highest in the GTA and there is a real shortage of recreation in Brampton. Just look at the GT20 cricket tournament which went to King Township instead of Brampton. As Mayor, I will work to build a healthy and active community.
In honour of the US Tennis Open starting this week, I am sharing some pictures of playing tennis earlier this year with my friend and Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov. I have hit some balls with him a few times over the past few years and his athleticism is something to marvel at. He is a magician on the court. He is making Canada proud internationally on the tennis scene and I believe his greatest victories are still to come. Good luck Denis at the US Open!
Congratulations to my friend Vinay Virmani on the launch of his film Little Italy. I had the pleasure to go on set during their production and meet their stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen. Brampton born Vinay Virmani could have shot this film anywhere in the world and yet he picked Canada because he is proud of his roots. Congratulations my friend! Make sure everyone checks out this film in the theatres. It is a terrific film.
At the #Brampton
Malayalee Samajam Boat Races with my friends Jobson Easow, Kurian Prakkanam, Tiger Jeet Singh Sr and Jr. We traveled to Kerala together in 2016. Very thoughtful of the #Brampton
Malayalee community to raise funds today for Kerala monsoon relief efforts. #brampoli
Great to meet Shaq tonight. He is slightly taller than me.....at 7 foot 1 inches!
GG’s bridal shower today was beautiful. I can’t wait to make her Mrs Brown!
Had a blast playing a little #cricket
at the Gauri Shankar Mandir Annual picnic at Eldorado Park with my friend Pandit Dhirender Tripathi. #RegionOfPeel #Brampton