Street named after tragic death of Brampton motorcyclist

A Brampton resident who died in a tragic motorcycle accident in 2012 has been immortalized with a new street in his honour. More than 100 motorcyclists turned out this past weekend for the Ride for Raja event, held to remember the memory of Mandeep Singh Cheema (also known by his nickname, “Raja”), who died in a road accident in 2012. During the event, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown made the announcement that a street in one of the city’s upcoming subdivisions would be renamed “Raja Street” in Cheema’s honour. Cheema, who came to Canada in 1993 and worked several jobs in the city, is the first member of his family to receive the coveted honor. Cheema’s father, S. Bhupinder Singh Cheema, his mother, his sister, Mika Cheema Gill, and the entire family were present during the announcement. The event supported the Mandeep Singh Cheema Charitable Foundation, which supports youth coming from difficult situations, to help improve their lives, by supporting them in positive social activities & higher education.

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