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For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2015

The Art of Literacy Comes to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives This March Break

BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 11, 2015) - The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) and the Region of Peel have partnered to create The Art of Literacy, a childrenís art exhibit that will be on display at PAMA from March 16 - 20. The artwork displayed in this exhibit is a collection of work from families who are using the Region of Peelís Family Literacy Calendar which supports literacy development for families in their daily life.

“We are very proud of this exhibit as it demonstrates the various aspects of literacy and stresses the importance of early learning and development," said Sonia Pace, Director of Children’s Services Operations and Community Partnerships, Region of Peel. “In addition to this great learning opportunity for families we are very honoured to feature these 50 children and their wonderful works of art."


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Mia, age 4.
Artist featured in The Art of Literacy.
Hi-res image available upon request
ďBig Sleeping Monster" Jonah, age 3.
Artist featured in The Art of Literacy.
Hi-res image available upon request


The Region of Peel is committed to creating a culture of literacy within the community and hopes this exhibit inspires families to make the most of all learning opportunities presented throughout daily life that support literacy development with children. “Literacy is an essential foundational skill, however 42 per cent of adults in Ontario do not have the literacy skills they need for home, work and life," said Sonia Pace. “This affects all aspects of our community which is why it is so important to begin literacy development from a very young age."

Members of the community are invited to PAMA this March Break to view the exhibit and learn more about how to incorporate literacy into their homes.

“PAMA promotes various types of learning through our exhibitions and programs and The Art of Literacy is a perfect example of how broad the topic of literacy extends," said Marty Brent, Manager, PAMA. “We are pleased to feature works from families in our community as they explore learning and development through art."

For more information about family literacy programs and activities offered by the Region of Peel throughout the year, visit peelregion.ca/literacy.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.



Genevieve Aversa
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-4055, ext. 4672

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



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