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Celebrate Black History And Family Day This February At Pama And Much More

Visit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in historic downtown Brampton to experience two new exhibitions opening on Family Day – Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools and Beyond Bars: The History of the Peel County Jail. There are also a variety of fun new events, activities and workshops all February long for all ages! Admission continues to be free all of February; paid admission will be resuming on March 4, 2023.

What’s on this February

PAMA Paints (18+) Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
Unleash your creative side and get an exclusive look at the PAMA Art Collection.
Public $15 +HST, Members $12.75 +HST
Registration is required. Reserve your Spot now

PAMA Talks (and Skates)
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 – 5 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m. In conversation at PAMA
4 – 5 p.m. Skating at Gage Park
Join Brampton’s own Mikyla Grant-Metis in conversation with event MC Jacintha Braithwaite. Mikyla is a top professional hockey player currently playing with the Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation. Jacintha is an actress from Brampton and experienced ice dancer. Mikyla will discuss her career, her goals, diversity in hockey, and more! After our discussion, grab your skates and meet Mikyla and Jacintha at Gage Park.

Black History Month Celebration in partnership with the Brampton Museum of African History and Culture
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Discover the bold rhythms and sounds of African drums featuring performances by Toronto Burundi Drummers and Master Drummer Amadou Kienou. Plus enjoy a presentation on drums, including what makes the Burundi drums considered Heritage.
This program is free, but space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot

Family Day
Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Skate into Family Day with fun for the whole family! Take an inclusive look at Canada’s most beloved sport, hockey, while enjoying a free day to explore, create and connect as a family!
Take a shot on our inflatable hockey net, tap your toes to the tunes of the Brampton Folk Club (2-3:30 p.m.) and create your own hockey inspired masterpieces.

Sunday Funday
Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop in and engage with art through our special instructor-led activities that are fun for the whole family!
February’s activity: create an artwork inspired by the UN/COVERINGS exhibit. Activities are recommended for children ages 4-12 and guardians must accompany children.

Exhibitions on Now and Coming Soon
We Are Hockey – on now
UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite & Muslim Heads and Hearts – on now
Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – on now
Sedna: Inuit Goddess of the Sea – on now
Russna Kaur: Maze of control and slightest chaos – on now
Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools – Opening Feb. 20
Beyond Bars: The History of the Peel County Jail – Opening Feb. 20

About PAMA

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 to learn more.

The famous “439-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh Pizza Nova” jingle is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and the iTunes Store. The initiative kicks off Pizza Nova’s 60th anniversary celebrations and National Pizza Day, which takes place annually on February 9. As an ode to the company’s heritage and passion for family, friends and delicious pizza, the famous jingle is going retro with its ringtone.
“Good things last,” says Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova. “Looking back, we’re extremely grateful to my father and our founder, Sam Primucci, for inspiring the creation of a jingle that reflects the timelessness and quality of our pizza and is woven into the fabric of our communities. These are classics – for both the tastebuds and the earbuds.”
The legendary jingle created in 1987 was written and produced by Syd Kessler, sung by Canadian musician Alfie Zappacosta and has been used in the company’s advertisements ever since.
The ringtone launch kicks off Pizza Nova’s 60th anniversary celebrations – expected to run throughout the year.
“We’re setting the tone, so to speak, and can’t wait to share with you what’s next,” says Primucci.

About Pizza Nova
Founded in 1963, Pizza Nova is a family-operated business that is committed to sharing the rich taste of Italy with Canadians. Pizza Nova has more than 150 stores and concession locations in Southern Ontario and inspired by family values such as trust, integrity, and authenticity. They are known for fresh toppings, high-quality ingredients and a wide range of authentic Italian menu items including lasagna, panzerotti, Italian sandwiches, chicken wings, arancini and FOCACCIA BARESE™. They also have a line of Primucci branded products featuring Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Homestyle Tomato Sauce, Italian Hot Peppers, Spicy Green Olives, and Sundried Black Olives. Taste the Difference or Learn more at

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