Celebrate Black History and Family Day at PAMA this February!

BRAMPTON, ON (Jan. 31, 2024) - Celebrate Black History at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in February by exploring the exhibition Our Voices, Our Journeys and participating in a series of special events planned throughout the month. Take the entire family to PAMA's annual free Family Day event and join us on a cosmic journey with special guests Applefun puppetry!

Our Voices, Our Journeys

On now to March 2024 This exhibition is a celebration of one of many black communities in Peel Region. It highlights the personal journeys of leaders and mentors from the North Peel Community Church congregation. Their photos and objects illustrate stories of immigration and family life, and how they established a community of faith in Caledon.

What's on in February

In celebration of Black History Month, PAMA presents these events in partnership with Brampton Library:

  • The Poems of Pain and Power with Shakkoi Hibbert. Thursday, Feb. 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Four Corners Library, 65 Queen St. East, Brampton Join Shakkoi Hibbert, spoken-word poet, dancer, and author in this unique poetry session inspired by her book, Poems of Pain and Power. Free admission. Registration is required at bramptonlibrary.ca.
  • Mindfulness Meet with Stacy-Ann Buchanan Monday, Feb. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Springdale Library, 10705 Bramalea Rd., Brampton Motivational speaker, Stacy-Ann Buchanan will discuss how living a 'balanced life' puts pressure on women to give equally in all areas and at all times, which ultimately prioritizes end results rather than prioritizing how they feel throughout the experience. Free admission. Registration is required at bramptonlibrary.ca.
  • Family Floetry Fitness with Shakkoi Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 - 3 p.m. Location: PAMA, 9 Wellington St. East, Brampton With movements inspired by the Art Gallery, immerse yourself in the rhythm of Afro-Caribbean beats - Soca, Amapiano, Reggae, Afro beats, and more - as we groove through beginner to moderate dance fitness. Recommended for ages 12+. Registration is required. Public $7.75 (general admission included in this price), Members $1.50.
  • Figuration Life Drawing Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Location: PAMA, 9 Wellington St. East, Brampton Join PAMA educator and artist Reynold Thomas for an afternoon of figurative drawing with a live model. As we celebrate Black History Month, we will foster a sense of connection and appreciation for the richness within the African diaspora and the importance of art and storytelling. Public: $17.50, Members: $15. Registration is required.
  • Family Day Monday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Creative activities, tours and performances of the Little Red Rocket Ship by Applefun Puppetry. Showtimes at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Free. Donations are welcomed. Guardians must accompany children.


Media contact

Erin Fernandes

Marketing Specialist, PAMA

Region of Peel