Dance Experiment

Aretha Aoki crawling across stage with a child on her back.

Dance Experiment Photo credit: Still from video by Colin Kelley Saturday, March 9Morrow | 910 Richards St., VancouverFREE Dance and Improvisation Workshop| Register Now! Dance Experiment is a free workshop for movers and choreographers informed loosely by the multidisciplinary dance project, IzumonookunI by Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald. Aoki will lead participants in a warmup and exercises for … Read more

2nd Annual Setsubun New Year Event

Saturday, February 3 | 11:30 AM – 2:30 PMOppenheimer Park | 488 Powell St.FREE Event Join us for elder Veronica’s Sacred Fire, special appearances and a community meal of Japanese curry rice. This New Year’s event features a nod to Setsubun traditions like mamemaki, alongside Powell Street Festival twists as we celebrate a turning point … Read more

Visioning Paueru Gai: Public Spaces in the Powell Street Neighbourhood

Saturday, November 25 |  10am-4pm Vancouver Buddhist Temple | 220 Jackson Ave. Free community event Register Here English 日本語版 繁體中文 简体中文 English ASL, Japanese, Cantonese & Mandarin interpretation available. Bringing together artists, urban planners, community organizers, architects, landscape architects, and members of the Japanese Canadian (JC), Indigenous, and Downtown Eastside communities, this event seeks to … Read more

I Have My Mother’s Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir Across Generations

Panel Conversation: October 25, 7pm Chamber Opera Premiere: November 18 & 19, 8pm Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre | 950 W 41st Ave., Vancouver Tickets $40 (includes panel conversation and opera) | Buy Now! Powell Street Festival Society is proud to partner with Chutzpah! Festival to present I Have My Mother’s Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir … Read more

Minori (実り) Harvest Event 2023

Sunday, November 5 |  Lunch from 12:30 PM, art workshop from 1:00 PM Oppenheimer Park | 488 Powell St. at Jackson Ave. Free community event We hope you’ll join us for a meal of butternut squash miso soup, plus arts and crafts at Minori (実り) Harvest in Oppenheimer Park, hosted by the Advocacy and Outreach Committee! This … Read more

Godzilla: King of Kaiju Series at The Cinematheque

October 26 – October 31 The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver Tickets $10~ | Buy Now! Powell Street Festival Society is proud to partner with The Cinematheque to present Godzilla: King of Kaiju, a Halloween season series saluting the epic reign of the kaiju king. This monster-sized, all-ages series draws from the earliest and most … Read more

15th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

Register Here Date: Saturday, August 19, 10am sign-up | 10:30am games begin Location: Oppenheimer Park Free, Drop-in Event 日付:8月19日、土曜日、10時チーム受付開始|10時30分試合開始 場所:オッペンハイマー公園 無料、ドロップイン・イベント Drop-in for our 15th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! 今年で15回目となるバンクーバー朝日トリビュートゲームに、ぜひお立ち寄りください! Drop-in for our 15th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! Come play a game of ball as we commemorate the historic Vancouver Asahi: the legendary … Read more

Celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture at the 47th Annual Powell Street Festival!

Powell Street Festival Society announces the 47th Annual Powell Street Festival this August 5-6, 2023, 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. This free two-day celebration of Japanese Canadian art and culture in Oppenheimer Park and the surrounding Paueru Gai area presents a spectrum of events and entertainment for all: from live performances to a Japanese food … Read more

Children’s Sumo Workshop

Children’s Sumo Workshop Register Here Join us for an afternoon of sumo training! This session’s aim is to build confidence and safety around this popular Japanese sport in preparation for the Festival. Children ages 2-14, regardless of size, gender, or experience are welcome to participate. Activities will include warm-up exercises, practice matches, and a mini … Read more

Meet the 2023 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to announce the members of our second Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort! This expenses-paid program brings three young Japanese Canadians aged 19-29 who were raised outside of British Columbia to Paueru Gai to experience the Powell Street Festival and participate in its production, attend training sessions, and to create an … Read more

おやすみ (Oyasumi): A Collection of Japanese Canadian Short Films

Thursday, May 25 2023 | 7:00 PM The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver Tickets $14 | Buy Now! Powell Street Festival Society is proud to join the Cinematheque in co-presenting おやすみ (Oyasumi), a special evening featuring 12 Japanese Canadian short films curated by Natalie Murao. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with … Read more

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Picnic 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 12:30 PM Oppenheimer Park Free Event Join PSFS and our Advocacy and Outreach Committee under the spring cherry blossoms for a hot meal of Japanese curry rice and a community art project of cherry blossom wish making. Fold your hopes and wishes into paper craft cherry blossoms and take part in … Read more

Finding Her Beat

Saturday February 18, 2023 Noon to 6:00 PM SFU Woodward’s Free & ticketed events Buy Film Tickets Join Powell Street Festival Society for a day of femme Taiko on Saturday, February 18th, 2023! Begin the day with a 30-minute free public Taiko performance at 12:00 noon by Vancouver’s Sawagi Taiko, the first all-women Taiko group … Read more

Setsubun

February 5, 2023 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St. FREE Event Join us for Taiko and more alongside elder Veronica’s Sacred Fire, followed by a Paueru Mashup Lesson and community dance, complete with special appearances and a community meal of Japanese Curry Rice and hot apple cider. Now at Oppenheimer Park, … Read more

paueru gaizette No. 2

paueru gaizette no. 2 Read this edition The second issue of Powell Street Festival Society’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee’s paueru gaizette is here! This issue’s theme is: what do we harvest? Members of our Advocacy and Outreach Committee wanted to engage with what the change into fall and winter means to different members of our community. … Read more

Minori (実り) Harvest Event 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022. Lunch at 12:30 PM, arts & crafts from 1:00 PM Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St. at Jackson Ave. Free community event We hope you’ll join us for a meal of butternut squash miso soup, plus arts and crafts at Minori (実り) Harvest in Oppenheimer Park! Hosted by the Advocacy and Outreach … Read more

Kyōdai

An interplay of home videos and music from the Japanese Canadian Community December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) The Fox Cabaret 2321 Main St. at 7th Ave., Vancouver LIVE Online Tickets: Sliding-Scale from $18 (plus processing fees). Buy Now Witness Japanese Canadian musicians Jason de Couto, Prince Shima, and Āza Nabuko in … Read more

360 Riot Walk: Student Activity Guide

In collaboration with Michael Perry-Whittingham, a district administrator for Richmond School District No. 38, Powell Street Festival Society has produced a teacher guide to accompany the 360 Riot Walk virtual guided tour. The guide provides teachers with an introduction to 360 Riot Walk, how it relates to BC Social Studies curriculum, and activities created to … Read more

Reflections from the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

This past summer, Powell Street Festival Society welcomed our first-ever Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort to Vancouver. This new program for Japanese Canadian youth ages 19-29 aims to create an embodied experience of Japanese Canadian identity as vibrant and vital. Beginning with online training, education, intergenerational relationship building, and skills development, this program culminated in a … Read more

Introducing paueru gaizette No. 1

front page of the inaugural issue of the Paueru Gaizette

Created by members of Powell Street Festival Society’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee, the paueru gaizette is a new zine and a place to explore “thoughts, concerns, feelings, questions and whatever else—about the place of the Japanese Canadian community in the Downtown Eastside, about the overlaps between and elisions within our two communities […] about all … Read more

14th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

August 20, 2022 10:00 AM Team Sign-up | 10:30 AM Games Begin | 12 Noon Lunch Oppenheimer Park, 400-block Powell St. at Jackson FREE, Drop-in Event Drop-in for our 14th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! Come play a game of ball as we commemorate the historic Vancouver Asahi: the legendary Japanese-Canadian baseball team who played … Read more

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