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News release: February 1, 2023

Celebrate Black History and Family Day this February at PAMA and much more!

Brampton, ON. (February 1, 2023) - Visit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in historic downtown Brampton to experience two new exhibitions opening on Family Day - Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools and Beyond Bars: The History of the Peel County Jail. There are also a variety of fun new events, activities and workshops all February long for all ages! Admission continues to be free all of February; paid admission will be resuming on March 4, 2023.

What's on this February

PAMA Paints (18+) Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
Unleash your creative side and get an exclusive look at the PAMA Art Collection.
Public $15 +HST, Members $12.75 +HST
Registration is required. Reserve your Spot now

PAMA Talks (and Skates)
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 - 5 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m. In conversation at PAMA
4 - 5 p.m. Skating at Gage Park

Join Brampton's own Mikyla Grant-Metis in conversation with event MC Jacintha Braithwaite. Mikyla is a top professional hockey player currently playing with the Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation. Jacintha is an actress from Brampton and experienced ice dancer. Mikyla will discuss her career, her goals, diversity in hockey, and more! After our discussion, grab your skates and meet Mikyla and Jacintha at Gage Park.

Black History Month Celebration in partnership with the Brampton Museum of African History and Culture
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Discover the bold rhythms and sounds of African drums featuring performances by Toronto Burundi Drummers and Master Drummer Amadou Kienou. Plus enjoy a presentation on drums, including what makes the Burundi drums considered Heritage. This program is free, but space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot

Family Day
Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Skate into Family Day with fun for the whole family! Take an inclusive look at Canada's most beloved sport, hockey, while enjoying a free day to explore, create and connect as a family!

Take a shot on our inflatable hockey net, tap your toes to the tunes of the Brampton Folk Club (2-3:30 p.m.) and create your own hockey inspired masterpieces.

Sunday Funday
Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop in and engage with art through our special instructor-led activities that are fun for the whole family! February's activity: create an artwork inspired by the UN/COVERINGS exhibit. Activities are recommended for children ages 4-12 and guardians must accompany children.

Exhibitions on Now and Coming Soon

About PAMA

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 contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist, 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.