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For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2015

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is Your March Break Destination for Family Fun!

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 9, 2015) Get creative at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) this March Break for a colourful variety of hands-on activities and events to inspire all ages. From March 16 20, PAMA offers events for free with the cost of admission from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.  If you’re looking for some weekend fun, don’t miss the drop-in weekend activities and tours which happen year-round!

Here’s what to expect at PAMA this March Break:

Monday, March 16
Join TIFF at PAMA for two screenings of “Creativity Unleashed”. Participate in a stop motion animation demo and create your own 3D animation story board!
Session 1: Screening from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Demonstration from 12  12:30 p.m.
Session 2: Screening from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.     Demonstration from 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17
Touch and feel bird skulls, eggs, talons, real nests, play matching games and create your own binoculars and bird watch at PAMA! Bring in photos of birds at your feeder and ask our PAMA expert questions. Don’t miss the Our Feathered Friends exhibition on now until May 31 in the museums temporary gallery.
Credit Valley Conservation Area Discovery Stations 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18
Learn creative tips and tricks from photorealist and muralist William Lazos. Put your new skills to work, pick up a brush and learn to paint with pastels to create your own masterpiece!
Meet William Lazos - Demonstration: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 19
See live native birds today at PAMA and learn about what birds are, how to identify them, how and why feathers grow. Also don’t miss your opportunity to create your own feathered friend craft. Don’t miss the Our Feathered Friends exhibition on now until May 31 in the museums temporary gallery.
Speaking of Wildlife
Live Birds Session 1: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Live Birds Session 2: 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Friday, March 20
Be transported to the Caribbean by the sounds of steel drums with Kenton Wyatt and the Kendrum Music Academy. Move to the live performance, participate in an interactive workshop and use that inspiration to paint on canvas and create your own masterpiece!
Performance & interactive workshop: 1 - 3 p.m.

Please note that space is limited for each activity. Special event tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the programs. Tickets are given on a first come, first serve basis for programs each day.

For the first time, PAMA has teamed up with the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Bradley Museum for Venture in Peel, a V.I.P. art and history experience in the Region of Peel. Visit all three sites during March 16-20, pick-up/ bring along the program postcard to each location and receive a FREE gift at each site. Get all three stamps at each location and your family will be entered into the V.I.P. draw to win great prizes. Visit PAMA’s Facebook page to learn more.
PAMA and The Region of Peel have partnered to create The Art of Literacy, a children’s art exhibit that will be on display at PAMA from March 16 20. Literacy is an essential skill. The more literacy is practiced in daily family life, the higher the chance that child will succeed in school. Visit PAMA this March Break and tour The Art of Literacy exhibit to learn about the various forms of literacy and how they can be supported at home.

Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more about what’s happening at PAMA this March Break.


PAMA is 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 St. E. in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.



Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Sayurie Naidoo
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 8292

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



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