Stay Positive! Celebrate This April With Pama!

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BRAMPTON: Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has many activities lined for the month of April to keep the whole family positive, creative and engaged with art and history.

Celebrate Sikh Heritage Month, PAMA Kids Spring Break, Volunteer Appreciation, and Archives Awareness Weeks with us!

Sikh Heritage Month April 5 – 30 Once again PAMA and the Sikh Heritage Month Foundation are partnering to offer a special outdoor and virtual showcase featuring a work by local mixed media artist Aman Chahal.

The work is titled 9:30pm at Harmandir Sahib and depicts the Gurdwara in Indian, also known as the Golden Temple. See the outdoor display of his work at PAMA or visit pama.peelregion.ca.

The Sikh Heritage Month Foundation has an amazing lineup of virtual programming available now for registration at sikhheritagemonth.ca

PAMA Kids Spring Break Explore, create and connect this Spring Break with our new virtual lineup of activities, great for the whole family. Discover PAMA’s virtual exhibitions and collections using our downloadable step-by-step family friendly activities.

Special Virtual Guest
Scientists in School
Wednesday, April 14, with two sessions
• Up and Down, All Around! Explore how things move with Scientists in School. Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an
elastic racer to chase down Newton’s Laws. We’ll be on the move.

Registration includes your own mini-science kit filled with creative and hands-on materials for you to keep. Kits will be available to pick-up at PAMA from April 9 – 13 between 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Public: $10, Member: $8.50. Registration closes on April 13. 1 kit per registration.o April 14, 10 – 11 a.m. Click here to register o April 14, 2 – 3 p.m. Click here to register Archives Awareness Week April 12 – 16

The week is all about celebrating the PAMA Archives’ unique potential to inspire and excite people, bring communities together, tell memorable stories about the past and preserve the records of government and communities.

The Peel Archives, located at PAMA, is a tremendous asset in the Region of Peel. It is a place where researchers, teachers, students, planners and all Peel residents can visit and discover the history of the Region of Peel through preserved records dating back to 1805.

Once PAMA reopens to the public, time can be booked with one of our Archivists by calling 905-791-4055.
• Virtual Lunch and Learn: Caring for your family photos and records Wednesday, April 7, 12 – 1 p.m.

To help lead us into Archives Awareness Week, Jim Leonard, PAMA’s Supervisor of Archives, will talk about how old paper, photographs and memorabilia deteriorate over time, plus many of the simple things you can do to slow it down. Registration is required. Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18 – 24 Although PAMA is still closed due to COVID-19, the Friends of PAMA Advisory Board continues to volunteer their time and work alongside staff in areas of programming and collections. Thank you to this amazing group of PAMA champions!

PAMAis 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 pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.