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For Immediate Release:
June 30, 2017

Experience Peelís Rich History with Peel 150: Stories of Canada and Explore Peel, an Interactive Online Experience

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 30, 2017) - Celebrate Peel 150 and Canada 150 at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) with our featured exhibition, Peel 150: Stories of Canada. The Exhibition, which ends on October 15, opens with a FREE kick-off celebration on Thursday, June 29 Ė just in time for Canada's 150th birthday on July 1.

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In this featured exhibition, explore thousands of Peel treasures from our art, archives, and museum collections and the powerful work of artist James Simon Mishibinijima: Residential School Paintings and Seven Grandfather Teachings. Discover who we are as a community: past, present, and future.

To mark Canada's and Peel's birthday, PAMA and the Peel Data Centre are also jointly launching Explore Peel to take users experientially through an interactive historical timeline of Peel. The online experience uses a series of photographs to tell the story of Peel, starting over 10, 000 years ago. Explore Peel begins with images focused on the rich cultures of Indigenous peoples who lived on the land, to the arrival of European fur traders in the 1700s, the signing of Treaties and the settlement of the region by newcomers in the early 19th century. The story continues to present-day Peel Region, which is now home to 1.4 million people.

Celebrate the rich history of Peel by taking a tour of Explore Peel.

The Peel County Courthouse and Jail, historical buildings which make up PAMA , are also marking their 150th year.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.


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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