Cutie And The Boxer

cutie and the boxer

Reel Causes Presents Cutie and the Boxer Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:30pm Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC) Reel Causes Members $10 • Non-Members $12 For more information: A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the … Read more

Music for Carl

music for carl

Music for Carl Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 8pm Western Front (303 East 8th Avenue) Carl worked in the same office as Powell Street Festival Society under DKAM. He brought to the office a wealth of experience about Vancouver’s festival scene, silly jokes, and a shared love of chips. We are grateful for his ready … Read more

Celebrate Spring 2014


Celebrate Spring 2014 Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 11:00am – 4:00pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC) Free For more information: Celebrate the cherry blossom season with a fun, family-friendly spring festival. Kimono dress-up, Tea ceremony, Delicious Sweets & Snacks, Kids activities, Entertainment, Crafts sales and much more! Pre-order … Read more

A farewell to Ken Shikaze, a pioneer Japanese Canadian activist

Ken Shikaze

A farewell to Ken Shikaze, a pioneer Japanese Canadian activist, who passed away last Saturday. Ken Shikaze was an important figure in the early 1970s Japanese Canadian movement on Powell Street. He was a strong supporter of Tonari Gumi and a key participant in the early Powell Street Festival, and an integral part in ensuring … Read more

You are invited! Annual General Meeting

matsuri noren by PEAK photography

March 11, 2013 at 6:30pm – 7:00pm 5th Floor, Woodward’s Building (111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver) Come learn about our plans for the coming year! Meet our board and staff, ask about our various committees, and find out if there’s a role for you. We will also be holding a raffle at the Powell Street … Read more

2014 Powell Street Festival Applications are now online!

Photo of slippers being sold at a craft booth at the 2012 Powell Street Festival, taken by Noah Photography

The Powell Street Festival is currently accepting applications for participation in this year’s Festival. Please fill out the appropriate form online. Please note that we are no longer accepting faxed or hard copy applications. The final deadline for applications is Monday March 3rd, 2014. Please call the PSFS office at 604 739 9388 if you … 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

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