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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., VancouverLIVE OnlineTickets: Sliding-Scale from $18 (plus processing fees). Buy Now Witness Japanese Canadian musicians Jason de Couto, Prince Shima, and Āza Nabuko in a multi-sensory concert … 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

Job Posting: Program Coordinator

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. The main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF), an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, music and culture in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). With the support of … Read more

Festival Connect Livestream

Can’t make it to Paueru Gai this year? Join our Festival Connect Livestream to catch featured performances and live on-location reporting from the Festival Grounds to your location through YouTube live. Plus, join the conversation through moderated live chat. Scroll down to see this year’s lineup of content, and click “watch now” to tune in … Read more

Press Release: PSFS Presents Studio Programsounds’ Kūsou/空相 at Anvil Theatre in association with New Media Gallery, Anvil Theatre, and Formscape Arts Society

Powell Street Festival Society, in association with New Media Gallery, Anvil Theatre, and Formscape Arts Society, proudly present Studio Programsounds’ Kūsou/空相, a new immersive audio-visual installation drawing on Japanese calligraphy and western flute. Through real-time computer graphics, calligraphic kanji characters are represented as continuously transforming visual scenery, backed by an auditory landscape of acoustic and … Read more

Press Release: Announcing the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival

What is old is new at the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival as we gather in-person to celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture in Oppenheimer Park and Paueru Gai (the Powell Street area) this July 30 and 31! Three stages feature contemporary and traditional artists, community food vendors and crafters offer favourite Japanese delights and … Read more

Illuminations: a celebration of seventeen-syllable poems and musings (June 18 live event)

June 18 – 9:00 PM (Doors 8:00) Café Deux Soleils Sliding-scale cover charge ($5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds) Entry at the door only; no advance tickets Powell Street Festival Society, in association with DKAM, is excited to announce Illuminations: a celebration of seventeen-syllable poems and musings—9:00 PM (Doors 8:00) June 18, … Read more

Paueru Mashup Dance: Weekly Online Lessons (June)

Paueru Mashup Dance: Online Lessons 2022 The Paueru Mashup is a community dance that is accessible for all ages and abilities across the country. No dance experience necessary! We’ll have skilled dance instructors walking you through the movements as you learn from the comfort of your own home. These are iterative lessons, so we encourage you … Read more

Job Opportunity: Festival Crew (2022)

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. The main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF), an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, music and culture in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). With the support of … Read more

Drumming up Spirit – Tzo’kam & Sawagi Taiko in Concert

Update May 20, 2022 We regret to announce that due to COVID-19, tomorrow’s Drumming up Spirit concert, including the live stream, has been CANCELLED. Refunds have been issued to all ticketholders to the original method of payment through Eventbrite. Please note that it may take 5-7 working days to process. We thank you for your understanding, and … Read more

Road Work: Street Photography from the 70s & 80s

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | 2:00 PM (Doors 1:30) The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver, BCTickets $10-25 (Sliding scale), reduced capacity. Purchase belowASL Interpretation available Based on the self-published photography book of the same name, Soone takes us through New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, and Paris in the 1970s and … Read more

The 2022 Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is now available!

Formerly known as the Annual Top-up Membership, the 2022 Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is now available for purchase! Available to Powell Street Festival Society lifetime members, the Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is a great way to show your support for Powell Street Festival and for local businesses in Paueru Gai and beyond, while … Read more

Announcing 2022 Summer Staff Positions

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to announce we are now hiring for 2022 summer staff positions! We are currently seeking two dedicated team-players for the positions of Production Assistant and Programs Assistant to support the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival. Both openings are full-time, temporary staff positions working from May 9th through August 12, … Read more

Job Opportunity: Production Assistant

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian art and culture to connect communities. The main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF), an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, music and culture in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). With the support of … Read more

Job Opportunity: Program Assistant

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian art and culture to connect communities. The main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF), an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, music and culture in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). With the support of … Read more

Announcing the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

Powell Street Festival Society proudly announces the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort. This new program offers an expenses-paid opportunity for young Japanese Canadians, age 19 to 29, who were raised outside of British Columbia to attend the Powell Street Festival, participate in its production, attend training sessions, and create an embodied experience of Japanese Canadian … Read more

Inklings to Action: The Paueru Gai Dialogues Workshop

The Paueru Gai dialogues / Inklings to Action: The Paueru Gai Dialogues workshop / Saturday February 12, 2022 1 PM PST, 4 PM EST

Event Recap In 2021, the Paueru Gai Dialogues created an online space where we collectively considered contemporary issues—such as art as activism, food security, climate change, histories and decolonization—through a racialized lens. We sought to learn from differences, build solidarity, and discover everyday points of action. On February 12, 2022, we came together for a … Read more