Powell Street Festival Society honours food security and sustainability in partnership with the Wild Salmon Caravan at Oppenheimer Park.

Sunday, September 16

Free salmon-chowder lunch at 1 pm

Parade Prop-making workshops at 2-4 pm

Parade prop-building workshops facilitated by interdisciplinary artist Wil D Salmon and WePress.

Then, the following week, join Powell Street Festival with your fish-props to march in solidarity at the Wild Salmon Caravan (a project led by the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty).

Saturday, September 22

Parade starts at 10 am at Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Street courtyard. Look for Powell St. Festival t-shirts and/or hachimaki and a giant Ningyo fish puppet.

Let’s have a strong Japanese Canadian contingent! Wear your Powell Street Festival t-shirts (any year) and / or hachimaki! 2018 hachimakis will be provided!

“The salmon were caught on the Fraser River and these salmon have travelled from Alaska and crossed through many nations to be received for your feast.  From the mouth of the Fraser through Stolo Territory and back to your feast.

Many Blessings!”

— Jenelle


Email admin [@] powellstreetfestival.com for more information. 

These events take place on the occupied and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓il̓wətaʔł (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Special thanks to our partners Wild Salmon Caravan, WePress, Oppenheimer Park, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver Buddhist Temple, Vancouver Foundation, TD Park People, City of Vancouver.