Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown assisted in the opening of Fiji Park in the city's east end, a tribute to Brampton's Fiji-Canadian community.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, the 51st anniversary of Fiji's Independence.

Fijian-Canadians have lived in Brampton for more than 40 years, and the city is home to the Fijian Association of Ontario and the Fijian Multicultural Society. 

On Torbram Road, there is also a Fiji Market where shoppers can enjoy fresh farm goat and chicken, Fijian groceries, and, of course, kava, the Pacific Island country's national drink.

Meanwhile, Fiji celebrated its 51st anniversary of Independence on 10th October. On this day in 1970, Fiji was officially granted Independence after 96 years of British colonial rule.

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, wished every Fijian a happy 51st Fiji Day.

Speaking to the media, PM Bainimarama highlighted that Fiji has come through jubilation while also facing many challenges.

He said every multicultural society has contributed to the nation's growth and faith that has brought the country this far.

The Prime Minister said, "We should not forget those who have fought and given their lives for Fiji. Fijians owe a great deal to those who built our economy during the sugarcane era."

Bainimarama said, "we are all proud Fijians."