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For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2017

Travel to Space this Winter Break with Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives

BRAMPTON, ON (Dec. 6, 2017) – Celebrate the holiday season with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) this December. Explore new exhibitions like What’s for Dinner? in Manning Square, PAMA’s hands-on kid’s area and Peel Through the Photographer’s Lens in the Archives (hours may vary). Then, create some-out-of-this-world crafts this winter break and complete the Star Wars challenge for chances to win a prize pack each week!

New Exhibitions

What’s For Dinner?
Dec. 2, 2017 – Nov. 2018
Enjoy PAMA’s hands-on family friendly area! This year kids can explore where food comes from, healthy food choices and some of the many foods and traditions enjoyed by Peel residents, past and present!

Peel Through the Photographer’s Lens
Dec. 4, 2017 – May 2018
Explore exciting new additions to the Peel Archives– collections. Discover a wide range of remarkable, rarely seen photographs of Peel, captured by prominent local photographers Al Betts, Betty Odlum, and Ron Duquette.

Calling all Local Artists

Join in the Creative Exchange Holiday Celebration, in Partnership with City of Brampton
Thursday, Dec. 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Creative Exchange is a monthly networking event meant to connect individual members of Peel’s art community, groups or organizations with each other. Free admission to studio only.

Family Winter Break Activities

Dec. 27 – 29 and Jan. 2 – 5
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore arts and crafts that are out of this world! Take a seven day journey around the galaxy and learn about a new planet daily and how they relate to our home right here in Peel. Drop-in, included with admission.

  • Dec. 27, Mercury: Since a year on Mercury is 88 days longyou might as well make an out-of-this-world postcard to send home
  • Dec. 28, Venus: Junior Astronauts, continue your space training by observing Venus move through the night sky and use some tools to create your solar road map to continue your expedition.
  • Dec. 29, Mars: Hop over Earth to explore Mars – wait, what was that? An alien? Legend says you can spot faces between Mars’ giant canyons. You will want to record these optical illusions for your mission logs.
  • Jan. 2, Jupiter: Hold onto your spacesuit as we approach the largest planet. Don’t get caught in the red spot - which is actually a huge storm three times the size of earth and has been going on for over 400 years, yikes! Create a chaotic collage mimicking the storms patterns.
  • Jan. 3, Saturn: Investigating Saturn’s rings can work up an appetite. Construct your own solar system model made out of your favourite foods!
  • Jan. 4, Uranus: Brrr, it is really cold here, time to bundle up! Uranus, also known as the Ice Giant, is the coldest of all planets. Your friends back home won’t believe this - design your space selfie to share!
  • Jan. 5, Neptune: Congratulations Junior Astronauts, you made it to the last planet, what an adventure! Let’s document your space voyage and get that spaceship ready to head back home.

Mission completed!

Also don’t miss the chance to win weekly prize packs by completing the Star Wars challenge. Follow us @visitpama on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all the details!

Don’t forget our Year-Round Favourites

Always something to do Thursday evenings:

  • Knit@PAMA: Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • PAMA Tours: Thursday evenings
  • Art of Yoga (16+): Thursday, Dec., 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Brampton Folk Club Concert: Thursday, Dec. 14 (Theme: What a Wonderful World)
  • Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) Drumming Circle: Dec. 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Queer Exposure in partnership with LAMP Community Heath Centre: Dec. 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Open Studio: Dec. 28, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

And Weekends:

  • PAMA Tours: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Family Fun Weekend Activity: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m. Design your own abstract portrait.
  • Family Fun Day: Saturday, Dec. 16 (Theme: Portraits)

PAMA Holiday Hours

Dec. 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve Day) – Closed
Dec. 25, 2017 (Christmas Day) – Closed
Dec. 26, 2017 (Boxing Day) – Closed
Dec. 31, 2017 (New Year’s Eve) – will close early at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.
Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day) – Closed

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell 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: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.


Media Contacts:

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

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

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



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