Celebrate Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA this April
Brampton, ON (March 29, 2023) – It has been 10 years since the month of April was officially declared Sikh Heritage Month in Canada. The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) joins the Sikh Community in celebrating Sikh heritage all April long. General admission is free, courtesy of the Sikh Heritage Month Foundation. Come learn about and explore Sikh heritage with a Community Art Exhibition, artist pop-up exhibitions, special guest meet and greets and select events and activities.
Sikh Heritage Month Events and Activities:
Sikh Heritage Month – Community Art Exhibition Launch Saturday, April 1, 1 - 4 p.m.
Explore the beautiful work of local artists Kulwant Singh, Jaswant Singh (Art of Jaswant), Harjinder Singh (Spicy Creatives), and Harman Singh
Connecting with Waheguru's Jot Saturday, April 15, 2 - 4 p.m.
This session is an interactive workshop for kids for ages 5-16 about connecting to the Jot (light) inside. Exploring how Waheguru (the most common term to refer to God in modern Sikhism) resides in us all and how we are to connect back.
Broken Table Talks Presents Healing Through Art - Paint Night & Mental Health Discussion Sunday, April 16, 2 - 4 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to experience "healing through art". The topic of mental health will be explored through an artistic and creative lens. All supplies will be provided. Broken Table Talks is a platform for raw stories and unfiltered conversations. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your space now.
Inkquisitive - Art Exhibition and Meet & Greet Thursday, April 20, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Meet world renowned artist Inkquisitive (Amandeep Singh) and be part of the unveiling of his new work!
Panjabi Garden - Meet & Greet with Keerat Kaur Friday, April 21, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Panjabi Garden, the latest book by Keerat Kaur as well as a sneak peek into her new collection, along with a Q&A with Keerat herself!
Sikh Heritage Month Outdoor Concert at PAMA Saturday, April 22, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind event which will include an outdoor concert (weather permitting), vendor marketplace, food, art exhibition and workshops! This event is supported by the City of Brampton's Marquee Festival and Event Fund
Space is limited for all Sikh Heritage Month events and available on a first come first serve basis on the date of each event.
Visit sikheritagemonth.ca for even more special events and activities happening in Peel this April.
Additional PAMA April Activities:
Celebrate Spring Activity Monday, April 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drop into this instructor-led art activity on holiday Monday and design unique animal art using inspiration from Archival images. Recommended for children ages 4 - 12, guardians must accompany children.
Music Night Featuring the Brampton Folk Club Thursday, April 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the musical talents of local artists and explore our historic spaces with an intimate concert experience featuring the Brampton Folk Club. The night's theme: "Strong Women".
Sunday Funday Activity Sunday, April 30, 1 - 4 p.m.
In celebration of the last weekend of the We Are Hockey exhibit, drop into this instructor-led art activity and create something special!
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 Street East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
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