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News Release: August 2, 2018

Become a Museum Detective at PAMA this August

BRAMPTON, ON. (AUGUST 1, 2018) — August at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is filled with fun activities for families and individuals. Grab your detective hats and drop in for a staycation activity on Tuesdays and Thursdays all August long! Visit our new exhibition from the Graphic History Collective,Remember, Rethink, Redraw, featuring works by artists and writers committed to promoting art, activism, and the radical history of Canada. Register for one or all of our Greening Your Grounds Workshops in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

Programs in August

PAMA has a host of fun activities available all summer:

Become a Museum Detective - Summer Staycation Activity
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  (Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30)

Grab your detective hats for a drop-in adventure at PAMA. Experience a new activity every Tuesday and Thursday from July 31 – August 30. Make new friends and meet special guests for only $12 per family (2 adults and up to 5 kids). Don’t miss special guests Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) on Aug. 16 and Creature Quest on Aug. 28.

Thursday Nights, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Join novice and expert knitters on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. for a great cause. Admission to this activity is FREE. Donations are made to charities within the Region of Peel.

Weekend Family Activities

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Guide your family through art projects that inspire creativity. These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission, Members are free.

Greening Your Grounds Workshops in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.

Peel Aboriginal Drumming Circle
Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network(PAN) invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs. Free admission to this activity. 

Family Fun Days
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Family time adventures happen here. Put away those tech devices. This Family Fun Day is all about social justice, finding your voice and making your own poster art inspired by the new exhibition Remember, Rethink, Redraw. Participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities like Family Art and Yoga, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Family Art and Stories, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., and Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. These activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission; caregivers are to accompany children.

Three Sisters Workshop
Sunday, August 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) for an afternoon of storytelling plus a colourful family-friendly activity. This workshop is included in the cost of PAMA admission and registration is required. All ages are welcome; caregivers are to accompany children. Reserve Your Spot Now

To learn more about PAMA events and programs, visit our website.

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 to learn more.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts:

Haide Hall
Communications Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4152

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
905-791-4055, ext. 7596