Brampton, ON – At its June 8th Committee meeting, members of Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and City Councillor Harkirat Singh to pay tribute to Brampton based musician Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moose Wala.
Following requests from the community, staff was directed to find locations for a large mural to be painted by a local South-Asian based artist, a commemorative tree planted in Sidhu’s memory, and consideration for inclusion into the Brampton Walk of Fame.
Community representative Remedie Brar, who delegated to Committee in support of the proposals, recognized the community’s grief, and support for the initiatives to honour Sidhu.
“Brampton’s Punjabi community is mourning Moose Wala’s death, as seen by the thousands in attendance at the recent candle light vigil in his honour,” said Brar. “As a community activist, I have been in touch with residents across the city and they are grateful to the City of Brampton for accepting our requests. I was glad to work with Councillor Dhillon and Singh to bring these initiatives forward.”
Staff was advised to commence planning in order to complete the projects as quickly as possible. Councillor Dhillon and Councillor Singh advised that they will update the public accordingly.