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News release: November 3, 2021

Lest We Forget, Honouring Remembrance Day with PAMA

BRAMPTON, ON (November 3, 2021) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) will honour Remembrance Day virtually this year with a new Stories of Service and Sacrifice virtual exhibition and an accompanying learning resource. We also welcome two special guests for a discussion on war, Remembrance and comics.

Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Launching: Nov. 9

Canadians have defended freedom in every major conflict since 1900. These are just some of the stories of the local men and women who served on the front lines, and their friends and family who served at home.

PAMA Virtual Lunch and Learn: War, Remembrance and Comics
Nov. 10, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join PAMA, Matthew Wilkinson from Heritage Mississauga and artist Daniel Wong for a look at Remembrance, war and comics.

In partnership with Spent Pencils, Heritage Mississauga produces a heritage-themed comic book each year that celebrates the stories of Mississauga. Matthew Wilkinson will discuss the Mississauga Remembers research program at Heritage Mississauga, recent historical discoveries and local connections. Discover how stories of service are researched and created into comics that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Daniel Wong has been the artist creating the comics since the project began in 2013. Learn from Daniel how he conceptualizes a story into a visual narrative.
Reserve your free spot now.

Mid-November Highlight
Toronto Railway Museum (TRM) Free Virtual Lecture, George Paginton: Life and Work
Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

The Toronto Railway Museum (TRM), a non-profit organization located in the iconic Roundhouse Park across from the CN Tower, is happy to partner with the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) to present its eighth 2021 online lecture, George Paginton: Life and Work on November 18 at 8 pm. This informative lecture, led by Art Appraiser Kelly Juhasz and PAMA Curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, will provide an overview of Paginton’s life and work with a focus on his landscape and railway work, and will consider the impact of his secret past as a British Home Child on his artistic persona.
Reserve your free spot now.

PAMA is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 yet still operational on-line. It 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 to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.