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News release: October 11, 2023

Spooktacular Halloween adventures, new exhibitions and more at PAMA this October

BRAMPTON, ON (October 11, 2023) - A series of spooktacular Halloween adventures awaits you at PAMA's boo-seum this October. Plus explore exciting new museum exhibitions opening this month:

Spooktacular Halloween Adventures

PAMA Tours: Into the Shadows
Thursday, Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 3-4:30 p.m.
This Halloween season, explore the hidden histories of the Peel County Courthouse and Jail in the new Into the Shallows tour! Delve into the true stories of law, order and folklore from Peel's past and discover a darker side of our heritage. With records from the archives and artifacts from our museum, a different part of Peel's history will be unveiled! Space is limited and registration is required. Public $8.86 + HST, Members $7.08 + HST (includes general admission).

The LHF is a national, Indigenous-led charitable organization whose goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.

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.

Halloween at the BOO-seum
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Create a haunted craft, join a family friendly spooky tour, and see if you can guess what's in our mystery boxes. Recommended for children ages 5 - 12; guardians must accompany children. This drop-in is included in general admission. Members are free.

Gothic Block Printing Workshop
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Join us for a spooky printmaking workshop at PAMA! Discover the art of linocut prints as we explore techniques. Get creative and craft your own haunted impressions inspired by native plants. This program includes a tour of the exhibition In Her Garden: Amanda McCavour and Jannick Deslauriers. All supplies are included; must be comfortable handling carving tools. Space is limited and registration is required. Public: $17.50 + HST, Members $15 + HST.

New Exhibitions

This is How We Do It: Creating Museum Exhibitions
On now - Nov. 2024
Visit this interactive exhibition to learn what it takes to create museum exhibitions at PAMA. This engaging exhibition will guide visitors through the behind-the-scenes of exhibition development and will lift the curtain on a small part of museum work.

Our Voices, Our Journeys
On now - Spring 2024
This exhibit is a celebration of one of the many black communities in Peel Region. It highlights the personal journeys of leaders and mentors from the North Peel Community Church congregation. Their photos and objects illustrate stories of immigration and family life, and how they established a community of faith in Caledon.

Nadya Kwadibens: The Red Chair Sessions
Oct. 21, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
The Red Chair Sessions is an ongoing open-call portraiture series that places importance on the acknowledgement and reclamation of Indigenous lands and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. This series ultimately disrupts colonial narratives, centres Indigenous Peoples who have been here since time immemorial and reminds us that we are all guests on Indigenous land.

Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award-winning portrait and events photographer, founder of Red Works Photography, a Canon Ambassador, the current Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto, and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 16 years.

This exhibition is organized by The Muse - Douglas Family Art Centre in Kenora, Ontario.

Between the Clouds and the Stars: Innovations in Aerospace
Oct. 21 - March 17, 2024
Get lost in aerospace at PAMA. Visitors may be surprised to hear about the impacts that companies right here in Peel region have made to international space exploration. From early innovations like the Avro Arrow to the Canadaarm and ongoing missions, you can go to space from here!

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