A street in a new development in Winnipeg has been named after the first Indian-born Canadian to be elected to a provincial legislative assembly.Cheema Drive takes its name from Dr. Gulzar Cheema, who was elected to the legislative assembly of Manitoba in 1988.

“It’s really remarkable that I’m here … in the city where it all started,” Cheema, who now practices family medicine in British Columbia, said at an event unveiling the new street name in northwest Winnipeg on Saturday. Cheema said he hopes his legacy helps inspire people to get involved in their communities like he did so many years ago.