Komagata Maru Park Official Opening
Join the City of Brampton for the official opening of Komagata Maru Park.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 11:00 am
Komagata Maru Park, 10705 Bramalea Road
• Traditional Smudging Ceremony
• Speeches from Mayor and Members of Council
• Official ribbon cutting ceremony
• Symbolic tree planting with descendants of the survivors
Springdale Library, located adjacent to the park, will be hosting events after the park opening.
The park is named after the SS Komagata Maru ship and pays tribute to those who were on the ship, and honours all immigrants, their struggles, triumphs and contributions to the mosaic of Canada. This event will be the first Canadian commemoration of the Komagata Maru ship outside of British Columbia, Canada.
The SS Komagata Maru ship departed from Hong Kong in May of 1914, transporting immigrants, largely from the Punjab region of India, to Canada. The ship was met by Canadian officials at the Port of Vancouver, and denied entry due to Canada’s Continuous Passage regulation, which was brought into force in 1908 in an effort to curb Indian immigration to Canada.
(Source: Komagata Maru Collection)
Located at 10705 Bramalea Road, amenities at the Komagata Maru Park include a playground, splash pad and picnic area.
The playground equipment is designed around the idea of a ‘library in the park’. The shape of the slides, climbers and park equipment spell the word “IMAGINE”. The “G” is the sitting area, the large climber is in the shape of an “N”, and the splash pad sprayer has an “M” shape.