Adult Programs

Adult programming and events are all included in the cost of admission, unless otherwise stated and are designed for ages 16+. To register for programs and events, please see details at the bottom of this page.

Peel Aboriginal Drumming Circle

Third Thursdays, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21 and Apr 18 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs. To learn more about PAN visit Free admission to this program only.


Curator Talk with Darrin Martens: Ronald Bloore, Black and White

Sunday, Feb 10 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Gain insights on the works by Brampton-born Ronald Bloore, who paved the way of the Abstract movement in Canada in the 1960's. Included with admission and members are free. Register here.

Ronald Bloore

Ronald Langley Bloore
27/3/81, 1981
Sumi ink on Arches paper
29.9 x 31.1 cm
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Art Gallery Collection
Gift of Mr. Geordie Brown, 1998
the estate of Ronald Bloore

Brampton Folk Concerts

Second Thursdays | 7 - 8:30 p.m.  
Enjoy the tunes of the Brampton Folk Club
  • Feb 14 - "Love is in the Air" with Credit River Time and Carlos Medina
  • Mar 14 - "Capturing the Moment" with Jamie Reilly and Glenn McFarlane
  • Apr 11 - "Colour My World" with Ablett and Cooper and the St. Paul's Blues Band
Included with admission and members are free.

 Brampton Folk

Underground to Canada: Stealing Away to the Promised Land

Saturday, Feb 16 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Karolyn Smardz Frost, educator, archaeologist, and author of prize winning books, Steal Away Home and I've Got a Home in Glory Land, joins us for an afternoon of conversation. She will discuss her research, process and books. Karolyn will also be available for a book signing after her talk. Her books can be purchased in the PAMA store. Included with the cost of admission, members are free. Register here
Steal Away Home

Avro Arrow 60th Anniversary of Black Friday Panel Discussion

Thursday, Feb 28 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
February 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Black Friday, when the centre of Canada's aviation industry shut down. Join the conversation about this historic date with Heritage Mississauga's Matthew Wilkinson, engineer and former Avro Arrow employee James Claude Sherwood, and more. Included with admission and members are free. Register here.

Avrow Arrow
PAMA Archives

Talk & Sketch 

Sunday, Mar 3 and Apr 7 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
This new series will take a deeper dive into the PAMA collections. Highlighting different selections each month, join us for a unique talk followed by an in gallery sketching session.
Public Price: $10 + tax (includes PAMA Admission), Members Price: $8.50 + tax. Reserve your spot now

Connections Art & Book Club (free admission to this program)

Thursday, Mar 7 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Literature and visual arts connect in this distinctive book club. Join the discussion with PAMA and the Brampton Library staff with this month's choice The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The book discussion will be paired with a tour of PAMA's exhibition North is Freedom. Registration is required by calling 905-793-4636.

The Underground Railroad

Archives 101 Teachers Workshop (Free admission to this program)

Thursday, Apr 4 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Calling all teachers and teacher candidates! Primary sources are extremely important to helping students piece together events from the past. Learn the ins and outs of the PAMA archives from our Senior Archivist and how you can use the archives as a resource in your classrooms. Get a first hand look at the treasures we hold in our vaults! Reserve your spot now.


Thursday Nights | 6 - 8 p.m. 
Drop-in for an evening of knitting and conversation. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Supplies and knitting support are included. All donated knitted items go to various Peel charities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Free admission to this activity only.


View all events and register online

You can register for one of our workshops or classes by calling (905) 791-4055 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

You can register in person at any Service Peel counter located at 9 Wellington Street East.

In case of bad weather, call 905-791-4055 for updates about possible closures due to weather.
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