Peel Time Capsule images
Adult Day Program
By Allyson Mitchell
“The Adult Day Program teams across the region took selfies to display in a collage that was then emailed to our people that attend the day program. The Region of Peel Adult Day programs closed on March 18th and our staff were redeployed to help in Long Term Care. The collage was a way for us to say …hello, we miss you, we are thinking of you, we love you!”
Mom making masks
By Anila Lalani
“I am happy to share for PAMA time capsule, how my family along with other families in our community is making reusable masks for secondary use to prevent spread of COVID-19 in our community. In these photos and videos, three generations, my mother in law (Rashida Tejani), myself (Anila Lalani) and my daughter (Rameen Tejani) is working together making reusable masks for our community for secondary use. During this quarantine, stay home time, this project has brought a lot of pleasure, a purpose and sense that we are doing our part by staying at home and keeping ourselves busy with some meaningful work that can help our community. I think it will be one of our great memory that we will cherish when we look back to the memory lane.”
By Bret Sheppard
How empty downtown [Brampton] was as social distancing was taking effect.”
We’re in this together
By Carmen Lindo
“I used this picture on my WhatsApp status to share with friends and family.”
By Chrissy Howard
“Saluting Front Line Workers in Peel Region”.
By Cheryl Jamieson
“On my walk around 7120 Hurontario this morning I had the unique opportunity to get a picture of a Peel Paramedic at the Reporting Station in between calls as Ernesto Crespo takes a break and decompresses from daily calls. I stopped for a brief moment to snap a picture and more importantly say “thank you” to Ernesto and his colleagues for the dedicated work done every single day. Thank you for being there for our community!”
By David O'Hare
“I think this is so amazing! I wanted to forget this pandemic – seriously, but years from now, it’ll be interesting to look back and remember “when.” It’s like 9-1-1. I wanted to forget that, too, but there’s so much from that era that I remember, even fondly, of myself and others doing so much good during the tragedy. I have included an email invite from my new Step-Sister for a birthday party she held for dozens of friends and family members for my dad’s new wife (mom passed three years ago). I’ve never attended a birthday party that didn’t have cake, food, drinks, presents or PEOPLE!! But her daughter gathered so many people, many of them seniors, who needed assistance but finally got it, and we had a super fun party with games & jokes/laughs, etc. Twenty years from now, people can see how we “part-ayed” back in 2020. At least no one had to worry about driving home after having a few. LOL.”
PAMA staff re-deployed as Long Term Care Schedulers
By Denise Marques
Several PAMA staff members have been redeployed to help manage the COVID-19 crisis.
Artwork done during COVID
By Guneeta Chadha
“I am an artist from India with a comprehensive list of group and solo exhibitions and on visit to meet my son’s family living in Brampton. I came in March and due to lockdown could not go back.”
By Elizabeth Morin
“I have not been creating messages of encouragement on the sidewalk; I do not Blog. I do however enjoy taking photos, and enjoy sharing these with friends and family, in hopes that these will cheer them up. SPRING has sprung ! On my walk there was an explosion of wonderful sights to see. Beautiful wildflowers in full bloom. Songbirds such as cardinals were out and about. It was a lovely walk ! A tonic, especially now during our confined reality of self-isolation during the CoVID-19 pandemic!”
Working from home
By Erin Fernandes
Many workers, including PAMA staff, we able to shift to working from home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Words of encouragement
By Farheen W
“I wanted to share some pictures my kids have drawn that we’ve placed on our front encouraging people to stay home and stay safe.”
Canada cross stitch
By Felix Da Silva
“A cross stitch project that my wife worked on with the quarantine time.”
Stay at home
By Giancarlo Mancuso
“COVID-19 has affected all of us in one way or another. During the time spent in insolation I have been creating artwork to help inspire others during this pandemic.”
Homemade face masks
By Glenda Baylon
“Homemade face masks for family and friends personal use while keeping safe and sporty!”
Waiting in line
By Glenna Stewart
With reduced-capacity rules, many people have to wait in line to enter stores and businesses.
My Favourite Museum
By Gurpreet Dhillon
“I am a grade 1/2 teacher in Peel and we are submitting our own museums for the Time Capsule.”
By Jim Leonard
Cleaning and disinfecting became a new priority!
By Josie Premzell
A little encouragement can go a long way!
By Kate Lamb
Just one of many heart-felt messages of support.
By Kate Lawler
Even outdoors, we need to remember to stay safe!
The beauty of nature
Many people spent time outdoors, appreciating the beautiful landscapes around us.
By Kevin Black
Handmade masks became a very popular gift.
By Laura Molina
“I work at a dental office in Peel Region. Here is a picture of the PPE we must now wear at all times to keep ourselves and our patients safe.”
Message of hope and inspiration
By Lydia Ordóñez-Niles
“I had so many people send me e-mails or comment on my social media how much these messages meant to them, made them smile and looked forward to seeing them. Several other businesses told me that it also inspired them to put up messages of hope in their storefront windows, that was humbling. Plus, two of the messages were even part of “business news” stories on CTV and CP24. We have to remain positive during all of this - we will overcome it.”
By Margarita Perez
“Hand sewing a face mask to protect my husband who cannot work remotely as he works for a food processing plant.”
By Megan Press
A painted rock, found in St. Lawrence Park, Port Credit.
By Navjot Kaur Singh
A young artist’s interpretation of the pandemic and its effects on all of us.
Home dog grooming
By Nina Sikic
Everyone, including the dog, had get used to staying home.
By Niranjana Nambiar
“When I heard that the theme for this year’s Education Week was ‘We Inspire’, I instantly knew the heroes that I should portray on my piece. I am beyond inspired by the front-line workers because these people are working so hard to protect our cities, provinces, territories and our country Canada. I aspire to be one of these influencing heroes that support the public during all times and at the time of this grave crisis of COVID-19, I know that our people are indebted to them. While making this piece, I had a goal to tribute my small gift to these heroes. I placed my complete effort into my work; from the detail of each pencil stroke to the value and emotion each hero showcased. Through creating this artwork, I learned that art is not just about what you put on your canvas, it is about the emotion you display through it. My emotion behind this piece is of being inspired and I hope my art reflects that to whoever sees it.”
By Sam Cronk
Howard LaFortune, a Coast Salish artist currently living at the Tsawout First Nation on Vancouver Island, carved this mask in response to the COVID-19 protocols.
By Sharon Banchette
Many rocks painted with messages of thanks and encouraging words were found all over Peel Region.
By Sheena Dunlop
“My 31st birthday, the one where I was quarantined 2020.”
By Stephanie Meeuwse
Words of thanks near Trillium Hospital, Mississauga.
By Tanya Campbell
Hand-made masks for me and Barbie!