Saturday, August 2 Beginning at 12:30pm Vancouver Japanese Language School More information (PDF) In the years following World War II and the end of hostilities, the Consulate of Japan reopened in Vancouver and the interned Japanese Canadians began to re-enter mainstream society. In this fourth forum, keynote speaker Gordon Kadota will talk about how the … Read more
Happy National Volunteer Week! April 6 – 12, 2014 National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. Powell Street Festival Society heavily relies on volunteers as we only have 2 year-round staff and 3 seasonal staff. We would like to say a special thank you … Read more
Tashme Project: The Living Archives, a theatrical retelling of stories from the Tashme internment camp is currently running at Great Canadian Theatre Company and the show has been receiving great reviews! Matt Miwa and Julie Tamiko Manning originally presented a reading of this work at the Festival in 2011 to great acclaim and we are … Read more
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
Mariko Tamaki (ON; literary/youth) Saturday, 4:00-4:30pm, Firehall Studio Sunday, 1:00-1:30pm, Firehall Studio http://marikotamaki.blogspot.ca/ Writer and performer Mariko Tamaki has garnered much acclaim for both her written and performance-based work. The graphic novel, Skim (with Jillian Tamaki) was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and received numerous other accolades, including the Doug Wright Award for Best … Read more
Saturday, 5:45-6:15pm, Diamond Stage. http://5pring.com. This genre-blending group specializes in intricate & dynamic indie pop
Ohara is the musical project of Montreal’s Ohara Hale …
Aug. 3rd, 2013, 7:30pm at Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). Tickets $5 for youth (24 & under) / $20 (advance / students / seniors / members) at brownpapertickets.com / $25 at the door.
We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our dedicated volunteers! If you’re interested in signing up as a volunteer for the 37th Annual Powell Street Festival, please contact Philip McMahon at volunteer at powellstreetfestival.com …
The Powell Street Festival will have its FREE bike valet again this year! So leave your car at home and cycle on down to this year’s Festival. The Bicycle Valet service is a free, safe and secure solution for event goers.
WHAT IS HENKŌ? View the Site HENKŌ launched at Powell Street Festival 2012. HENKŌ takes the renga – a Japanese collaborative poem – and opens it to 21st century possibilities. HENKŌ participation is open to all website visitors. This means you. The renga is a collaborative form that has existed in Japan for many hundreds … Read more
Open Doors Project In collaboration with the Japanese Canadian National Museum (JCNM) and funded under the City of Vancouver’s Great Beginnings Project, the Powell Street Festival presents the Open Doors Project. Designed by interdisciplinary artist, Cindy Mochizuki, the series of 16 historical panels are designed to tell a non-linear graphic memoir of Powell Street. Each … Read more