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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 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.