Citizen Awards honour artists, athletes and community builders for 50th anniversary of Brampton


Published May 10, 2024 at 4:38 pm

Toronto Metropolitan University executive director Sharanjeet Kaur (centre) was one of several recipients of the 2024 Brampton Citizen Awards. (Photo: TMU)

The city celebrated the work of extraordinary artists, athletes and community builders with a special 50th-anniversary ceremony of the Brampton Citizen Awards.

The Brampton Citizen Awards have been a tradition since the city was founded in 1974, and the city introduced a special anniversary category to mark Brampton’s 50th birthday and celebrate the milestone.

Winners were announced at a special ceremony on Thursday, including Ken Giles Amateur Athlete Award winner Siraya Franklyn for her outstanding achievements in baton twirling.

Other recipients include Toronto Metropolitan University executive director Sharanjeet Kaur for her work on the TMU Brampton School of Medicine, and Grade 11 student Baileigh Nolan who created a set of paintings displayed at Brampton City Hall.

Mayor Patrick Brown said the Citizen Awards are a way to give thanks to residents who “have illuminated our city with their dedication to sports, arts and community service.”

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“As we mark Brampton’s 50th milestone, we extend heartfelt congratulations to this year’s recipients, including those recognized under the special category, ‘Celebrating Brampton’s 50th. Your commitment to shaping our city’s legacy inspires us all,” Brown said in a statement.

The city is holding events all year long to mark the anniversary of the merger of Chinguacousy Township, the Town of Brampton and Toronto Gore into one city.

A selection of local musicians, bands, collectives and studios will have their work featured on the PIXEL Digital Art Exhibition screen at Garden Square from June to December, and the City of Brampton logo has gone gold for the city’s 50th birthday.

The city is planning a Brampton Birthday Celebration on June 29 in Chinguacousy Park. For more information on Brampton’s 50th anniversary celebrations visit

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