For Immediate Release
February 6, 2001

Maureen Couse, Curatorial Assistant
Peel Heritage Complex
Region of Peel
905-791-4055, Ext. 2103


(Brampton) - Whether it's learning about lace-making and weaving or embarking on a historic horse-and-wagon ride around scenic Brampton - the Peel Heritage Complex will offer many exciting activities for people of all ages during its annual Heritage Day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001. Admission is free for the whole family.

Heritage Day is part of Heritage Week established in 1974 by the Heritage Canada Foundation and celebrated Feb. 19 to 23 this year.

Heritage Day incorporates many fascinating displays and demonstrations by a variety of local arts and heritage groups. The Brampton Historical Society, Museums of Mississauga, Ontario Genealogical Society, and Bovaird House are just some of the participants in this year's celebrations.

"Visiting the Complex on Heritage Day is one of the most fun and inexpensive ways for families and friends to spend time together and learn about Peel's history and art," says David Somers, Curator of the Peel Heritage Complex. "Bring your skates and visit the rink at Gage Park, just across the street, then stop by the Complex and warm up by sipping some free hot cider and participating in various activities."

Guests will have opportunities to visit all exhibitions including The Cawthra Collection, One Hundred Years at the Table in Peel, and Watercolours by Neville Clarke. Neville Clarke will be demonstrating his watercolour technique. Everyone is also invited to visit The Brain Cell Learning Centre and the Jail Gallery. In addition, all visitors can participate in the draws for great prizes including family memberships to the Complex.

The Peel Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a wide variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.

The Complex is operated by the Region of Peel and is located at 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton. It is open to the public Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Weekends: noon to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings: 6 to 9 p.m. The admission fees are $2.50 for adults; $1.50 for seniors; $1 for students and $7 for families.


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Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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