Three Canadian Legends Coming to PAMA


Canada's full of talent, history, and legendary people, and it's exciting when some of those awesome people come together so close to home!

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is hosting three legendary Canadians - an author, a former premier, and an artist - at two events this month that all audiences are invited to.

Thursday May 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

First, there's a book signing and reading with author Steve Paikin and special guest Bill Davis, or "Brampton Billy" as he's known around the community.

Paikin will be reading and speaking about his book and Davis's biography, Bill Davis, Nation Builder and Not So Bland After All.

Davis is one of Ontario's most important premiers, who, despite having been out of public life for more than thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the father of the community college system, TVOntario and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and was instrumental in amending the Canadian Constitution with an accompanying Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

"I am so pleased to visit Mr. Davis's hometown of Brampton, Ontario, and speak in the Peel County Courthouse, the very location the Premier's father would have fought court cases as a local lawyer," says Paikin.

Now 87, Davis still lives on Main Street in his beloved Brampton.

Sunday May 28 from 3-4 p.m.

Then, one of Canada's leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, will be chatting with PAMA's Art Gallery Curator Thomas Smart.

Charles Pachter is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Ontario. As a painter, printmaker, sculptor and designer, Pachter has been a major contributor to the Ontario and Canadian art scene for over half a century.

His images are represented in public and private collections and his ubiquitous "Moose Crossing" road signs can be seen along highways and roads across the province.

His work can also be viewed at Toronto's College Subway Station, Parliament buildings, the Prime Minister's residence, the Embassy of France in Ottawa and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Audiences can hear all about the thoughtful and humorous Pachter's personal journey and life as a famous Canadian artist.

Both events are included with the cost of admission and seating is first come, first served.

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