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

Omamori Workshop at Oppenheimer Park (July 26)

Omamori Workshop at Oppenheimer Park (July 26) Join us on Wednesday, July 26 from 1pm to 2pm at Oppenheimer Park for a free workshop on making Omamori! Lead by instructor Midori Ueno, the workshop is about making community-well-wishing charms in preparation for the Festival weekend. Join us in writing good wishes, adding auspicious gems and … Read more

Tanabata Star Show (August 4)

Tanabata Star Show Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Friday, August 4, 7pm – 8pmLocation: H.R. MacMillan Space CentreEvent Fee: $19.75 | Tickets Available through Space Centre Website  日付:8月4日、金曜日、午後7時〜8時場所: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 参加料: 19.75ドル | Space CentreのWebサイトにてチケット発売中 Tanabata Star Show 七夕スターショー Tanabata Star Show Come learn about Tanabata and its associated constellations at a special show produced … Read more

Posh Ball 2023 (July 28 & 29), sponsored by Powell Street Festival Society

Posh Ball 2023, sponsored by PSFS Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Friday, Jul 28 – Saturday, Jul 29, 5:00pm – 3:00am Location: D/6 Bar & Lounge Event Fee: $20 – $60 | Tickets Available through Eventbrite* (link above) 日付:7月28日、金曜日、7月29日、土曜日、午後5時〜翌午前3時 場所: D/6 Bar & Lounge 参加料: 20ドル〜60ドル | Eventbriteにてチケット発売中 ※ Posh Ball 2023 ポッシュ・ボール2023(パウエル祭協会後援) Posh Ball … Read more

360 Riot Walk: Guided Tour (July 29 & 30)

360 Riot Walk: July Guided Tours Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 (11:30am – 2pm) Fee: $20 General, $15 Student/Senior 日付:7月29日(土曜)&7月30日(日曜)、午前11:30時〜午後2時 参加料: 20ドル  一般 、15ドル 学生・高齢者 About 360 Riot Walk 360ライオットウォークについて About 360 Riot Walk 360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour that utilizes 360 video technology to … Read more

Paueru Mashup Dance: Weekly July Lessons

Paueru Mashup Dance Lessons 2023 Join us this summer for in-person Paueru Mashup Dance lessons at Oppenheimer Park. The Paueru Mashup is a community dance that is accessible for all ages and abilities across the country. No dance experience necessary. Free, weekly lessons every Tuesday in July (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 3pm-4:30pm at Oppenheimer … 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

Sumo Beginner Workshop (June 4, 2023)

Sumo Beginner Workshop for Adults Register Here Come learn the basic rules and techniques of sumo wrestling and participate in an optional mini-tournament! Join us for this free, all-ages event. No sumo experience necessary. Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023 Time: 1:00-3:30pm (please arrive 10 minutes before the event begins) Location: Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (487 Alexander St., … 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


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

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


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

Fuki no Mizu フキの水

Fuki no Mizu フキの水 See this year’s design project at Powell Street Festival! Previous Next Designed in partnership with the Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS),  Fuki no Mizu フキの水  celebrates Japanese Canadian culture and addresses water inequalities amongst communities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The installation is a set of interactive pavilions that honours the longstanding relationship the Japanese-Canadian community … 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

Sumo Beginner Workshop (July 10)

Sumo Beginner Workshop Come learn the basic rules and techniques of sumo wrestling and participate in an optional mini-tournament! Join us for this free, all-ages event. No sumo experience necessary.  Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022Time: 1:30-4:00pm (doors open at 1:00pm)Location: Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (487 Alexander St., 5th floor) Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting … Read more

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