Meet the 2024 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

2024 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to announce the members of our thrid Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort! This expenses-paid program brings three young Japanese Canadians aged 19-29 who are living outside a 100-mile radius from Oppenheimer Park to experience the Powell Street Festival and participate in its production, attend training sessions, and to create an embodied … Read more

2024 Vancouver Basho: Amateur Sumo Exhibition

2024 Vancouver Basho: Amateur Sumo Exhibition Banner

2024 Vancouver Basho: Amateur Sumo Exhibition Designed by Kayla Isomura Sunday, June 9th, 2024 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Templeton Secondary School, VancouverTickets: $15-30, sliding scale. $5 for children under 12Available online until June 5 with limited availability at the door Buy Tickets Now Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2024 for an amateur … Read more

DOXA 2024

DOXA 2024

DOXA 2024 Between Pictures: The Lens of Tamio Wakayama | Sunday, May 5th at 4:15pm | The Cinematheque Powell Street Festival Society is proud to be a Community Partner of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. DOXA will be screening three Japanese Canadian and Japanese films this month: Between Pictures: The Lens of Tamio Wakayama Black … Read more

Drumming Up Spirit: Tzo’kam and Sawagi Taiko in concert at the Annex

Drumming Up Spirit: Tzo'kam and Sawagi Taiko in concert at the Annex

Drumming Up Spirit Featuring Sawagi Taiko and Tzo’kam Sunday, May 12, 2024 | Doors: 1PM, Show: 2PM The Annex | 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver Sliding-scale tickets $20/ $25/ $30 ($15 for children 12 and under) Buy Now! Vancouver Independent Music Centre Society (VIM), in association with the Powell Street Festival Society, is excited to announce … Read more

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Picnic 2024

Sunday, April 14th, 2024 | 12:30PM-3:00PM Oppenheimer Park Free Event Join PSFS under the spring cherry blossoms for a taiko performance, Japanese craft making, and a hot meal of Japanese curry rice. Fold your hopes and wishes into paper craft cherry blossoms and create rainy weather wards, called teru teru bozu! All materials provided. Lunch … Read more

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

Tanabata Star Show (August 4)

Tanabata Star Show Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Friday, August 4, 7pm – 8pm Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Event 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 … 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

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

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

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

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