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News release: November 1, 2023

Remembrance Day talk, unique workshops and more at PAMA this November

BRAMPTON, ON (November 1, 2023) - This November, at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) join us for a full schedule of exhibitions and as we honour Remembrance Day with an event in partnership with the Hindu Heritage Foundation Canada. Learn something new at our many exciting, unique workshops centred around silk screening, embroidered botany and soft sculpture.

Honouring Remembrance Day

PAMA Talks: The Hindu Journey in Canada and The World Wars
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 – 4 p.m.
Join PAMA and the Hindu Heritage Foundation Canada for an afternoon celebrating the history of the Hindu community in Canada, from the Komagata Maru to present-day. We will explore the legal and social challenges the Hindu community faced in its early stages, their emergence as an integral part of the community and contributions in WW1 and WWII.
Cost: Included in PAMA general admission
Registration is required.

Please be aware that this exhibition contains subject matter that may be disturbing to some visitors and may be especially difficult for Survivors of the Residential School System. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line for former Residential School students is available at 1-866-925-4419.

Exciting Unique Workshops

Silk Screen Workshop with Brampton Library (13+)
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required.

Connections Art and Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required.

PA Day Camp: Soft Sculpture Workshop with artist Amanda McCavour
(Ideal for ages 6-12 years)
Friday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $73/child, $62.05/child for members. This is a drop-off day camp program.
Registration is required.

Embroidered Botany Workshop with Amanda McCavour (adult)
Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $85 +HST, $72.25 +HST for members
Registration is required.

Watercolour Botanical Cards Workshop (18+)
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $15+HST, $12.75+HST for members.
Registration is required.

A full slate of exhibitions on now – explore today!

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 Peel Region, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

Learn more about Peel's continuing commitment to our community during our transition.

Media contact

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

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 and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram