Place Name: Bhullar Park
Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1985)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Indian (Panjab): Sikh, based on the name of a Jat clan.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: Indian
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Sohan Singh Bhullar (1882-1968) was an early immigrant from India. He arrived in Canada in 1907, living first in British Columbia before moving to Lethbridge, Alberta. Bhullar worked there on a farm and at the Chisolm Mill, and later farmed his own land. In 1953 he came to Edmonton and, during the late 1950s and early 1960s, housed and helped newly arrived immigrants and students from India. Bhullar Park is in the Richfield neighbourhood and has an area of 0.09 ha.
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