Month: April 2017

Sikh Heritage celebrated in Canada 150 exhibit

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) will exhibit the Khalsa Day Parade photographic print in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Michael Awad is the artist who captured the image in Toronto, 2014 during the parade. The limited edition print provides an interpretation of the local Sikh community in their essence during the parade in the heart of downtown. The majority of people depicted in the image are actual residents of Peel Region. PAMA art curator, Tom Smart says the photograph “reflects Awad’s uniquely expressive sensibility of documenting this event over the course of the time that the parade...

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In conversation at PAMA with iconic Canadian artist

Charles Pachter has not only made a significant contribution to the Canadian art scene but also recognized in France and England for his iconic works. The painter, printmaker, sculptor and designer will be on hand to discuss his selected works in the What Makes This Country Tick? exhibit The exhibit will be run from April 1 – June 11 and feature his distinctive artworks and emblematic images that are already woven into our daily environment. Some of these include the ‘Moose Crossing’ road signs along highways and roads in Ontario. His indicative works can also be seen at Toronto’s...

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Peel Police Launching Online Bicycle Registration

Hundreds of recovered stolen bicycles are auctioned every year due to an inability to determine ownership and Peel Regional Police are doing something about it. An Online Bicycle Registration Service will be available for locals to safeguard their property in the face increased theft over the spring and summer seasons. The chances of a lost or stolen bike being returned to its’ owner will increase dramatically, with registrants also having the option of receiving a sticker decal. Theft prevention and rider safety tips are also provided for anyone visiting the Bicycle Registration page. For information, go to:...

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Salvation Army and Region divert 1 million pounds from landfills

The region, its’ residents and the Salvation Army Thrift Store have teamed up to divert 1 million pounds of reusable items from landfills. Donor Welcome Centres (DWCs) at community recycling centres (CRCs) and a thrift store within one has made the donation of clothing, household products and furniture easier. The Region aims for a 75 per cent waste diversion goal, which has been helped along by the contributions of over 16 thousand residents in 6 months. “We are extremely grateful to the community and the Region, which have helped us achieve this major milestone,” said Tonny Colyn, National Product...

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Region working to make organic waste processing plant reality

Plans for an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility by 2021 are still underway despite road blocks in securing suitable location. A major obstacle is large areas within Brampton and Mississauga protected for the conservation of birds forcing and expanded search for a sit to build on. Areas in Caledon and outside of Peel are currently on the table for the region who is working in co-operation with other municipalities. Peel residents produce roughly 500 thousand tonnes of garbage annually, and the processing plant will convert up to 120 thousand of that to reusable gas. The region hopes to divert 75...

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Calendar of Events

  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  3. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  4. Voices from the Engraver

    March 2 - May 24

    March 7 - June 3