News release: January 12, 2023
New Year, New Events at PAMA
Explore, create and connect with us in 2023
Brampton, ON. (January 12, 2023) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) invites you to visit us in historic downtown Brampton to experience our new 2023 events and explore our newly renovated gallery and museum spaces.
This Winter, PAMA will start re-opening its historic spaces, as we complete a renovation project to improve air flow and improve visitor experience in our buildings:
- The Historic Jail re-opens on Monday, Feb. 20.
- Manning Square will re-open with a new exhibit called Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools on Monday, Feb. 20.
- The museum second floor gallery space reopens with a Sikh Heritage Month community exhibit on Apr.1.
- The Peel Archives re-opens in the Spring. Plus, more to come!
PAMA Kids P.A. Day
Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spend your P.A. Day in downtown Brampton! Wander through our historic spaces while enjoying free admission, explore our unique exhibitions and create art inspired by the season. Take inspiration from our We Are Hockey exhibit and bring your own skates to take a spin on the unique ice rink across the street at Gage Park. Then, warm up with a hot beverage and a snack at locally owned Segovia Coffee Co.
Paint the Town with PAMA and Brampton Library
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night on the town to paint, learn, and socialize! Learn how to wrap and weave yarn using cardboard to make winter designs. Then, use watercolour paints to experiment with different textures. All materials will be provided.
This is a free program held in partnership with Brampton Library, hosted at PAMA. Registration is required.
- Drop-in activity, 1 - 5 p.m.
- Meet and greet, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Visit the We Are Hockey exhibition between 3:30 - 5 p.m. and meet Randip Janda, the host of Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition and colour commentator for Vancouver Canucks game broadcasts on Sportsnet 650.
And there's more! Create your very own artwork inspired by the exhibition Facing Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore. Admission is free.
Sneak Peak - February Highlights
- PAMA Paints Workshop (18+)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
- Talk + Skate with Pro-hockey player, Mikyla Grant-Mentis and MC Jacintha Braithwaite
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 – 5 p.m.
- PAMA's Annual Family Day Event
Monday, Feb. 20
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 to learn more.
Marketing Specialist, PAMA
About Peel's transition
The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.
To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.
During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.
About Peel Region
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 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.