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For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2017

Celebrate Islamic Heritage Month and Halloween at PAMA this October!

BRAMPTON, ON (October 2, 2017) – Celebrate Islamic Heritage Month this October with the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), as we showcase a special travelling exhibition and two fantastic activities.

For families looking for spooktacular activities and events, look no further than our BOO-seum.

Calling all trendsetters, don’t miss our Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop this month.

150 Muslim Contributions to Canada
Sept. 30 – Jan. 21, 2018
By encouraging positive dialogue and understanding, this community art exhibition showcases the rich heritage the Muslim community has contributed to Canada in the past 150 years. This exhibit is a project of MuslimFest and is funded by the Ontario 150 Celebration Program.

  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 – 9 p.m.(FREE admission evening)

As part of the kick-off event celebrating Islamic Heritage Month and the 150 Muslim Contributions to Canada exhibition, explore visual arts and traditions of calligraphy and Ebru art forms while learning about the history and heritage of Canadian Muslims.

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Enjoy Islamic musical arts through vocal expressions, drumming and breakout performances. Come learn and celebrate history and culture this Islamic Heritage Month. This activity is included with the cost of your admission.

Spooktacular Family Fun!

Family Fun Activity for October
Every Weekend, 1 – 4 p.m.

Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity! These drop-in activities are included with PAMA admission and no registration is required. This October create a Mexican tin foil art frame, inspired by the Day of the Dead.

Family Fun Day: Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Family time adventures happen here this October as we celebrate Halloween at the BOO-seum! Join in every third Saturday of the month for a day full of creativity. Drop-in, included with cost of your PAMA admission (only $12 for two adults and up to five kids!).

  • Family Art and Yoga: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Learn yoga movements and explore our art buffet for exploratory learning at its best. Space is limited, arrive early.

  • Family Art and Stories: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

This program is designed to engage and inspire younger children through hands-on activities and stories.

  • Family Tour: 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Discover more! Meet us in the Museum Lobby for a special family-friendly tour.

  • Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PAMA Kids Halloween Spooktacular, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Peel
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 – 4 p.m.
Don’t miss a special storytelling, shadow puppetry performance as well as drop-in activities with artists Sharada Eswar and Sonja Rainey and The Boys and Girls Club of Peel. Plus complete the Halloween scavenger hunt and win a sweet prize!

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 12
New low cost of $10 for members and $15 for non-members
Have you heard the saying, “Everything old is new again? That is certainly the case when we talk about macramé with the vintage revival in full swing and bohemian décor back in popular demand, 70s nostalgia is all the rage in fashion and interior decorating. Macramé and traditional handcrafts are definitely trending again; from Etsy to Pinterest to PAMA workshops, macramé is everywhere.

What is macramé, you might be asking? A form of textile-making art, macramé uses knotting to create intricate patterns and designs. These hangings create one-of-a-kind statements in your home with a contemporary spin on the seventies tradition. Fresh new materials, styles and designs have been taking this classic craft into contemporary interiors.


  • Knit@PAMA: every Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • PAMA Unplugged Tours: every Thursday evening
  • Art of Yoga (16+): Oct. 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) Drumming Circle: Oct. 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Queer Exposure in partnership with LAMP Community Heath Centre: Oct. 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Open Studio: Oct. 26, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Last Chance to See

  • The Peel 150: Stories of Canada exhibition closes on Oct. 15


PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell 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: students, families, adults and seniors. 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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