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News Release: April 27, 2020

Help capture this time in history and create a Peel Time Capsule

BRAMPTON, ON (April 27, 2020) – The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) and Museums of Mississauga are creating a COVID-19 time capsule to document the experience and memories of the Covid-19 pandemic. Peel residents are being asked to contribute items to the time capsule, which will chronicle the social, health, economic impacts of Covid-19 across Peel. Once the pandemic is over, the time capsule will be a way to reflect on this health crisis and show the resilience of our community and region.

How to Submit Content

Residents and businesses can submit photos, journal entries, posters and signage, home lesson plans, original new works of art and music, modified take-out menus, cross-stitching, even scans of grocery lists. All pieces need to be submitted digitally to to become part of this time capsule.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has created a new and changing reality for Peel region and the world. We think it’s important to document and share this historic moment while it’s happening. Let’s bring these experiences together, constructively and creatively, as a community,” said Sam Cronk, Senior Curator at PAMA.

Do you blog about your pandemic experience? Do you send virtual postcards to neighbors and families? Are you creating messages of encouragement in your neighbourhood through sidewalk chalk messages? Have you had to share new policies and store hours with staff and customers? PAMA wants to know about it.

PAMA will respond to every message and post highlights each week on our social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – #PeelTimeCapsule2020.

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 to learn more.

Media contacts

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.