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The PAMA archives reading room has a wall that features rotating content from the collection. The archives is open daily from Tuesday through Friday.

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Peel Through the Photographer's Lens

On Now Until September 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.

Betty Odlum (1924-2015) was a gifted amateur photographer. She skillfully documented her neighbourhood, the changing nature of Brampton's downtown core, and the demolition of the Dale Estate greenhouses for new residential development. The Kodachrome images offer a portal to the Town of Brampton's development.

A resident of Mississauga for over 42 years, Ron Duquette (born 1943) featured images from his donation chart the progression of Mississauga from rural to urban, in particular through projects by S.B. McLaughlin and Associates. Featured images include Square One Shopping Centre, The Valleys neighbourhood, and the recent Mayor's Gala.

Al Betts had a lifelong passion for photography, starting his own business in Streetsville around 1965. Images featured in the exhibit come from commercial clients' orders, projects for the Streetsville Chamber of Commerce, and the pages of the Streetsville Review.

Winter Sports in Peel

On Now Until May 2018

The Region of Peel Archives is excited for the 2018 Winter Olympic in South Korea, and is highlighting Olympic events from luge to curling, as played in Peel. "Winter Sports in Peel" shows citizens engaged in winter activities, which also shows the more communal, unassuming beginnings of sports greatness. Everyone starts somewhere, whether on a rink at a city centre, or evenings out at the curling hall.

Images include local heroes in the women's hockey team, the Brampton Thunder, holding the Olympic gold medals they won as part of Team Canada 2002. Let's go, Canada!