Sunday, 26 March 2017


Charles Pachter and Sikh Heritage Month Festivities 
(this April) 

BRAMPTON, ON  – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), and,  the Sikh Heritage Month Committee invite you to a sneak peek of Sikh Heritage Month festivities planned for April along with a preview of PAMA’s upcoming art exhibitions: What Makes This Country Tick? Selected Works by Charles Pachter and Komagatu Maru: A Journey to Canada

Interview Opportunities at PAMA Wednesday, March 29 

Sikh's aboard the ill-fated Komagatu Maru

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Interview opportunities with spokespeople for the Sikh Heritage Month celebration this April: 
 Gurratan Singh, and members of the Sikh Heritage Month Committee 
 Curator Annemarie Hagan and guest Curator Lally Marwah 
 Artists from the Sikh Heritage Community Curated Art Exhibition 

Charles Pachter and his flag paintings

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 

 Contemporary Artist Charles Pachter and Curators Tom Smart and Gerrie Loveys 

Light refreshments will be provided 
 Exhibitions on at PAMA

 April 1 – June 11 - “What Makes this Country Tick?” Selected Works by Charles Pachter 
  •  Colourful, contemporary, iconic emblems of Canadian history and identity
 April 1 – June 11, Komagatu Maru: A Journey to Canada 
  • A 1914 Canadian story of immigration denied
  April 1 – 30, Sikh Heritage Month Community Curated Exhibition 
  • Showcasing the artwork of local Sikh artists

Sikh Heritage Month in Downtown Brampton
April 1 – April 30
Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn about Sikh and Canadian culture and history through art, history, performances and workshops.Opening Event at PAMA: April 1 from 6 – 10 p.m. 
Closing Event at Brampton City Hall: April 29 from 6 – 10 p.m
  • FREE General admission at PAMA in April is sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada. *Groups of 10+, fees will apply
Visit, to learn more

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 St. Brampton. 


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