Meet an NHL Punjabi commentator and join other fun events in Brampton this winter


Published January 12, 2023 at 1:52 pm

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If the winter blahs are setting in, there are several events coming up in Brampton this month and next.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) announced winter 2023 events happening in downtown Brampton.

For children four years old to 12 years old, there is a PAMA Kids P.A. Day event on Monday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids will spend the day in the museum, see exhibits including the We Are Hockey exhibit, and then go skating across the street in Gage Park. Finally, there will be hot beverages and snacks at Segovia Coffee Co.

For more information, see the event page.

An event for adults on Jan. 26, Paint the Town with PAMA and Brampton Library, is already full but people can join the wait list here.

Participants learn how to wrap and weave yarn using cardboard to make winter designs. Then, use watercolour paints to experiment with different textures.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, meet Randip Janda from Hockey Night in Canada, Punjabi Edition.

Janda has more than 10 years experience in sports broadcasting and is one of Canada’s leading bilingual broadcasters. He joined Sportsnet in October 2015 and currently hosts Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition broadcast. He is the first South Asian full-time radio colour commentator in the NHL. He is the commentator for the Vancouver Canucks broadcasts on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver.

The meet and greet event is paired with the We Are Hockey exhibition at PAMA. There is also an art activity where participants can make artwork inspired by the exhibition Facing Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore. Admission is free.

The drop-in activity is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the meet and greet with Randip Janda is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the event page.

Also this winter, PAMA will start re-opening its historic spaces, as they complete a renovation project to improve air flow and improve visitor experience in the buildings.

The Historic Jail re-opens on Monday, Feb. 20.

Manning Square will re-open with a new exhibit called Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools on Monday, Feb. 20.

The museum’s second floor gallery space reopens with a Sikh Heritage Month community exhibit on April 1.

And the Peel Archives re-opens in the spring.

Upcoming events in February include a PAMA Paints Workshop for adults on Feb. 9; Talk + Skate with professional hockey player Mikyla Grant-Mentis and MC Jacintha Braithwaite on Feb. 11; and PAMA’s Annual Family Day Event on Monday, Feb. 20.

For more information on upcoming programs and openings, visit the PAMA website.

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