12th Annual Asahi Tribute Game
August 19, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
at Oppenheimer Park (400 block Powell Street)
on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kwətxwiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
Register or contact us at info [at] powellstreetfestival.com or 604 739 9388.
On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Oppenheimer Park & Carnegie Community Centre, and the Kikiai Collaborative at Oppenheimer Park for the 12th Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! The opening ceremony includes a tribute to the legendary Vancouver Asahi Baseball Team. Following this, community ball teams play a Round Robin style tournament (total 3 games) and then enjoy a free lunch of hot dogs and corn on the cob. This event is free and open to everyone – all ages, genders and skill-levels!
The Vancouver Asahi were a Japanese Canadian baseball team that played in the Powell Street area, a historically Japanese Canadian community, from 1914 to 1941. Their home field was Oppenheimer Park.
We play baseball in recognition of the Vancouver Asahi for their contribution to the sport of baseball (the team was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2005), and for their place in and impact on the history of Canada, human and citizenship rights, and community-building.
The 12th Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game is a free, inclusive, and family-friendly place to play ball, eat hot dogs, and come together for some summer fun!