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For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2012

Turn Winter “BLAHS” into “AHS” at PAMA’s Winter Break Camps

BRAMPTON, ON (Dec. 10, 2012) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has the perfect solution for the winter “blahs” with Winter Break Camps. Children, ages 4 – 12, participating in the camps will have the opportunity to interact with PAMA’s exhibitions and participate in indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting).

The Winter Break Camps will be held on Dec. 27, 28 and 31 and will run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. After care for children is available at an additional cost.

“We know that sometimes children need to have a place to play, explore and channel their creativity and energy,” said Alicia Mitchell, Education Co-ordinator at PAMA. “That’s why we’ve created special camps during the winter break. These exciting programs are also your last chance to take advantage of PAMA’s ‘Try it for $20’ promotion, where you pay $20 for any program now until the end of this year.”

Programs include:

Thursday, Dec. 27 – The Art of Panama
Inspired by Drawing with Scissors, children will explore the exhibition with activities geared for each age group. In the afternoon they will create masks, paint on baskets and create works of art inspired by the folk art of Panama.

Friday, Dec. 28 – Passages
In the Passages exhibition, several artists explore why we keep certain objects and what stories those objects can tell. Children will discuss and create their own pieces inspired by memories.

Monday, Dec. 31 – All About Toys
Toys don’t need batteries or flashing lights to be cool or fun. Pioneer toys were imaginative and provided hours of entertainment. Children will examine original toys from the Museum’s collection, play with reproductions and spend the afternoon creating up-to-date toys inspired by well-loved classics.

To register for any of the Winter Break Camps or other PAMA programs call 905-791-4055. For more details, visit pama.peelregion.ca. Some programs have limited space, so please book early.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel’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 family-friendly activities and a variety of workshops and programs for all ages. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton.



Josie Premzell
Supervisor of Development and Visitor Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 3625

Karen Flores
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4675

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



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