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For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2017

Save the Date - Press Event: Charles Pachter and Sikh Heritage Month Festivities at PAMA

BRAMPTON, ON (March 14, 2017) The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), the Sikh Heritage Month Committee invite you to a preview of Sikh Heritage Month festivities planned for April along with a sneak peek of PAMA's upcoming exhibitions: What Makes This Country Tick? Selected Works by Charles Pachter and Komagatu Maru: A Journey to Canada.

Interview Opportunities at PAMA Wednesday, March 29

10:30 11:30 a.m.
Interview opportunities with spokespeople for the Sikh Heritage Month celebration this April:

  • Gurratan Singh, and members of the Sikh Heritage Month Committee
  • Annemarie Hagan, Curator and Lally Marwa, Guest Curator
  • Artists from the Sikh Heritage Community Curated Art Exhibition

11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Charles Pachter, Contemporary Artist and Curators Tom Smart and Gerrie Loveys

Light refreshments will be provided

Exhibitions on at PAMA

April 1 June 11

  • "What Makes this Country Tick?" Selected Works by Charles Pachter Colourful, contemporary, iconic emblems of Canadian history and identity
  • Komagatu Maru: A Journey to Canada A 1914 Canadian story of immigration denied

April 1 30

Sikh Heritage Month Community Curated Exhibition Showcasing the artwork of local Sikh artists

Sikh Heritage Month in Downtown Brampton April 1 April 30

Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn about Sikh and Canadian culture and history through art, history, performances and workshops.

  • Opening Event at PAMA: April 1 from 6 10 p.m.
  • Closing Event at Brampton City Hall: April 29 from 6 10 p.m.
  • FREE General admission at PAMA in April is sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada. For Groups of 10+, fees will apply.

Visit ontariosikhheritagemonth.com or pama.peelregion.ca to learn more

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.


Media Contacts:

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Shereen Daghstani
Supervisor, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4643

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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