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News Release: March 27, 2019

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives celebrates Sikh Heritage Month all April-long

Raag kirtan workshop will take place April 14 and 21. Photo for use courtesy of the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Brampton, ON (March 27, 2019): Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to usher in April and celebrate Sikh Heritage Month. Enjoy FREE admission sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada and a full schedule of programming celebrating Sikh Heritage, Archives Awareness Week, Earth Day and more…

Sikh Heritage Month Weekend Programming
April 6 through 21

Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn more about Sikh and Canadian culture, and history through exhibitions, performances and workshops. Check the full schedule by visiting www.pama.peelregion.ca or www.sikhheritagemonth.ca 

Highlights

Archives Awareness Week (April 1 – 7)
The week is all about celebrating the PAMA Archives’ unique potential to inspire and excite people, bring communities together, tell memorable stories about the past and preserve documents. Book some time with one of our Archivists today by calling 905-791-4055.

Talk and Sketch
Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This new series will take a deeper dive into the PAMA collections. Highlighting different selections each month, join us for a unique talk followed by an in gallery sketching session. April's theme is travel. 
Public: $10 + tax, Members: $8.50 + tax. Reserve your spot now. 

Guest Curator Talk with Timothy Long: Ronald Bloore and the Art of Provocation
Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Timothy Long head curator from the MacKenzie Art Gallery will speak about Brampton-born artist Ronald Bloore's connection to the Abstract expressionist movement in Canada. Reserve your spot now.

Brampton Folk Concerts
Thursday April 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  
"Colour My World" with Ablett and Cooper and the St. Paul's Blues Band.

Peel Aboriginal Drumming Circle
Third Thursdays, April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs.

Please note PAMA is closed Friday, April 19 for the holiday.

Sunday FUNday: Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday, April 21

Decorate with Natural Dyes
Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In this playful drop in activity, participants will learn natural dyeing basics and how to create dyes made from plants, food and other natural materials. You will also use flowers, food, and leaves to create patterns with simple techniques for the whole family.

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 Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. 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

Lisa Cox
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4615