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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2015

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is in Full Bloom This May

BRAMPTON, ON. (April 30, 2015) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has a colourful line-up of fantastic programming, events and exhibitions to share! In celebration of May is Museum Month, PAMA will offer FREE general admission on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.

Do you need a great Mother’s Day gift? Make your own bird feeder with the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) on Saturday, May 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. Learn about spring birds and explore new tricks on how to create amazing birdfeeders using common household items like milk cartons or pop bottles. All materials are provide and pre-registration is required. This event is FREE with admission.

May is the last month to explore the exhibition Our Feathered Friends on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature, until May 31. See this spectacular interactive exhibition in the museum and ask about our bird scavenger hunt where visitors can search PAMA for feathered friends and win a prize!

PAMA is pleased to announce its new curatorial leaders; introducing Annemarie Hagan as PAMA Supervisor and Curator, Museum Services and Thomas Smart as PAMA Supervisor and Curator, Art Gallery and Education Services. Join Annemarie for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour on Saturday, May 23 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. of PAMA’s rich artifact collection. Learn how the museum collection has changed over time, discover some of the intriguing stories behind the artifacts and get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ peek at PAMA’s environmentally controlled Museum Collection Storage.  The tour includes coffee and tea at the end along with the opportunity to chat with PAMA staff. Stay tuned in July as both Annemarie and Thomas invite you for a talk and tour of both the museum and art gallery.

Sign your kids up for fun, hands-on weekend programming in our Museum Detectives program. Starting on Saturday, May 23 until June 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. kids will explore and learn about art and history as they work their way through PAMA’s art and museum exhibitions and create different projects using a variety of mediums and techniques.

If you are thinking about what to do with your little campers this summer, registration is open for PAMA Summer Kids Camp! Campers will explore, connect and create each week with special themes at PAMA around the neighbourhood (weather permitting)! Ages 6 to 12.

July 6-10: Movie Magic
July 13-17: Celebrate the Pan Am Games
July 20-24: A week at the Museum
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Prices are $185.00 per week (non-members) $157.25 per week (members)

Don’t forget about our engaging year-round programming;

  • Family fun weekend activities each Saturday and Sunday, where visitors of all ages can make and take home a different creative project inspired by PAMA’s exhibitions.
  • Ever want to learn how to knit or are you looking for a great group of knitters to chat with? Join Knit@PAMA on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Every third Thursday of each month, enjoy an evening sharing traditions and songs at the Peel Aboriginal Network drumming circle from 7- 8:30 p.m. Extra drums and shakers are available. Participation is encouraged.
  • Inquire about a tour on Thursday evenings and on weekends! Visitor Services Guides are happy to answer any questions you may have and tailor the tour to fit your interests.

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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