Pick up your 2018 Festival Program at these locations

photo of copies of the 2018 Powell Street Festival Program

In partnership with The Bulletin/Geppo and the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association, our program guide is available at listed locations. You can also download the the entire 2018 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 9MB) or the Festival 2018 Schedule (PDF, 3.3MB) to see a summary of all that’s going on on Sat, Aug 4th and … Read more

Pick up you Festival Program at these locations

Photo of 2017 Powell Street Festival programs

In partnership with The Bulletin/Geppo and the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association, our program guide is available at listed locations. You can also download the the entire 2017 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 9 MB) or the Festival 2017 Schedule (PDF, 1MB) to see a summary of all that’s going on on Sat, Aug 5th … Read more

Check out the 2017 Festival Program Guide

Photo of Shorinji Kempo at the 2016 Powell Street Festival by Kritstin Fuchihara

Photo of special guests, George and Noriko, a Japanese blues cowboy and a Tsugaru shamisen player from Melbourne, Australia Hot off the presses! The full line-up and schedule for the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival has been published! You can download the entire 2017 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 9MB) containing the full Festival schedule with … Read more

Announcing Our 2017 Powell Street Festival Lineup

Photo of Katie Malia from Almost Asian

Announcing Our 2017 Powell Street Festival Lineup Powell Street Festival Returns August 5th and 6th with Haruki Murakami’s Top Translators, Almost Asian’s Katie Malia, and a presentation on Japan’s Third Gender Musical highlights include Australia’s George & Noriko, Japan’s Ensemble Liberta and numerous taiko groups including California’s JODAIKO Download the entire 2017 Festival Program Guide … Read more

WePress Open House + Bookmaking + Letterpress + Artist Reception on Saturday, June 18th at 1 to 6pm

Photo of Karen Ward teaching bookmaking at WePress + Selfie linocut by Cara Seccafien

Open House at WePress Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 1 to 6 pm at WePress #202 – 268 Keefer Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown (in the mini-mall beside Hon’s on the 2nd floor) https://wepress.ca/2016/06/02/open-house-bookmaking-letterpress-artist-reception/ WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Join us for a fun afternoon at the WePress Community Makerspace where you can create books with Karen Ward, … Read more

10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game on Sat. Aug 15th

Photo of the Asahi playing baseball

Photo: Nikkei National Museum 2010.26.25. 10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game Saturday, August 15th, 10:30am–2pm Oppenheimer Park Register online! or contact the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders at jcylvancouver [at] gmail.com. Download the poster (PDF) On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Carnegie Community Centre, and the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders of Vancouver … Read more

Festival Program Guide – the July Issue of The Bulletin/Geppo is out!

Photo of PSF 2015 program guides

In partnership with The Bulletin/Geppo, our program guide is available at listed locations. You can also download the 2015 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 12.5 MB) and the 2015 Festival Schedule (PDF, 1.7 MB), or view the schedule online! Vancouver East Vancouver Tenrikyo (3690 Nanaimo St, Vancouver) Japanese United Church (4010 Victoria Dr.) Sakura Grocery (517 … Read more

Call for Volunteers for Against the Current, taiko extravaganza!

Photo of Kazuho and Kathy with papier mache fish

Make Your Own Salmon & Join the Performance! Sunday, August 2nd from 2 to 4:30pm Orientation for the show: 4:30pm at behind the yellow fieldhouse near the Children’s Tent Performance: 5:15pm – 6:15pm Download the press release (PDF) Against the Current, aka Fishstix, is a collaborative performance exploring the life and history of the salmon. … Read more

Support the Ming Sun – Uchida Building at 439 Powell Street

Photo of Ming Sun Benevolent Society - Uchida Family Building at 439 Powell Street

The historic building at 439 Powell Street was almost demolished in December 2013 but the community has rallied to try to save it. Please read this article in The Bulletin for more information and at the Friends of 439 Powell website. Petition to the Vancouver City Council to Restore and Repair 439 Powell Street Please … Read more

Join us for the PSFS Annual General Meeting

Photo of Soran Bushi dancers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30pm (Katari Taiko’s AGM is at 7PM. Please come to both!!) 5th Floor, 111 West Hastings Street, Woodwards Building Come learn about our plans for the coming year! Meet our board and staff, askm about our various commit- tees, and find out if there’s a role for you. We will … Read more

February Newsletter available now!

Our latest newsletter has been published! Download the Winter 2014 Newsletter. Powell Street Festival 2013 in Review By Kristen Lambertson 2013 was by far one of our busiest years ever! 2013 included Orientique at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Gardens – an evening of dance, musical performance and fashion; Kibatsu Cinema at the Cinema- theque; … Read more

Letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson Addressing the Demolition of 411 Powell Street

Open Doors Panel of 441 Powell Street and its history

Letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson Addressing the Demolition of 411 Powell Street To read a letter from Powell Street Festival Society’s President Nina Inaoka Lee to Mayor Gregor Robertson addressing the demolition order for 437-441 Powell Street please click on the link below: MayorandCouncil_437-441PowellSt A building of historical importance to the Chinese Canadian and Japanese … Read more

Children of Redress

Bound for internment camps in 1942. Source: Nikkei National Museum item# 1994-69-4-29 An interesting documentary film about Japanese Canadians’ epic call for justice, Children of Redress by filmmaker Greg Masuda was shown at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s A Call for Justice exhibition in the Fall of 2013. Description In 1942 the Canadian … Read more