Kiai! An Afternoon of Japanese Music & Tea Tasting

Saturday, November 7th at 2pm Canadian Music Centre, BC Region 837 Davie Street, Vancouver Powell Street Festival (PSFS), in partnership with Tealeaves and Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, invites you to a special FREE afternoon of Japanese music and tea drinking at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver) on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. … Read more

Cinema Sunday: Summer Wars

August 16, 1:00PM at The Cinematheque $6 youth 18 and under/$9 adults In partnership with the 39th Annual Powell Street Festival, Cinema Sunday brings back visionary anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s mind-bending cyberpunk adventure to drop jaws and pop eyes again! Winner of the 2010 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year,Summer Wars is a … Read more

Q&A: Spatial Poetics XIV

Spatial Poetics 2015 Poster

Powell Street Festival Society presents Spatial Poetics XIV on July 9th at the Vancouver Japanese Language School at 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver. Now in its fourteenth year, Spatial Poetics invites artists of different backgrounds (visual art, theatre, performance art, music, etc) to collaborate in the creation of a new, multi-genre artistic work. This year we asked … Read more

The Right to Remain – Exhibit

The Right to Remain – exhibit presented by the Gallery Gachet, the “Revitalizing Japantown? Research Project, and the Right to Remain Community Fair Team. This exhibition showcases artwork and documentation from a series of workshops guided by DTES artists who engaged their community in dialogue about human rights. “The Right to Remain” project is the … Read more

Advocacy Committee News!

In December 2014, the PSFS received a Downtown Eastside Capital Grant from the City of Van. The grant application cited the ongoing desire amongst members of the broader Japanese Canadian community to (re)establish a socially responsible year-round presence in the historic home of Japanese Canadians. The money received through this grant is intended to finance pre-planning … Read more

Donate to the PSF by Dec 31 for your 2014 tax receipt

Whether you supported us financially, through volunteer hours, or helped spread the word, we thank you for being a member of our community. It means a lot to us that we can count on individuals such as yourself to help keep us relevant, vibrant and community-minded.

Thank you to the volunteers!

Photo by Jeanie Ow

Along with another fantastic Powell Street Festival came another group of fantastic volunteers. Over 200 individuals formed a community, working together to make the best possible Festival. Their enthusiasm and hard work plays a huge part in how smoothly the Festival runs, and we could not be more grateful for their support and dedication! And so, from … Read more

Thank you from Powell Street Festival

Photo by Jeanie Ow, 2014 Dear Powell Street Festival Supporters, The 38th Annual Powell Street Festival was a great success! Thank you for all of you who made it out to the Festival this year, even with the last-minute change in venue. It’s great to know that there is so much support for, and interest … 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

Join us for the PSFS Annual General Meeting

Photo of Soran Bushi dancers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30pm (Katari Taiko’s AGM is at 7PM. Please come to both!!) 5th Floor, 111 West Hastings Street, Woodwards Building Come learn about our plans for the coming year! Meet our board and staff, askm about our various commit- tees, and find out if there’s a role for you. We will … Read more

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– Thank you for a successful Festival 2023!