Powell Street Festival Society is non-profit registered charity arts organization dedicated to connecting communities through Japanese Canadian art and culture. (Charitable number: 129467908RR0001)

Join us in our mission to: 

  • Provide a hub for Japanese Canadian emerging and established, professional and amateur, and traditional and contemporary artists from across the Lower Mainland, Canada, the US, and Japan.
  • Develop ties and partnerships between Japanese Canadian and cultural umbrella communities (including the Asian Canadian, arts and culture, and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside communities) groups and organizations.
  • Provide the Vancouver community-at-large with accessible, diverse, innovative, and challenging Japanese Canadian voice while encouraging a deeper sense of interconnectedness and exchange.


Donation Form

Enter the details of your one-time donation or monthly donation below. This secure form is supported by CanadaHelps. Your charitable tax receipt will be issued by CanadaHelps.

Ways to Support

One-time donation
Donations can be made online through this form, or offline through cash or cheque payable to Powell Street Festival Society. When donating offline, please send to our office: #410-111 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

Monthly donation
For as little as $10 a month, recurring donations are a sustainable, low-barrier way to support. They can be made through this form.

Donation made in memory
Consider making a special donation in memory of a friend or family member.

Donation made in honour or celebration
Consider making a celebratory donation in honour of a loved one.

Legacy fund
Your commintment has enriched our community and kept this festival running for the last 45 years. You can help sustain our vibrancy by remembering Powell Street Festival Society in your estate planning. By bequeathing to the Society, you are celebrating Japanese Canadian culture and history, giving to future generations. Contact us for more information.

Lifetime membership
Stay connected with the Society with a Lifetime Membership. It is a one-time purchase ($12) that gives you voting right at our Annual General Meeting and unlocks the Paueru Gai Annual Community Card membership program. 
Purchase here.

Paueru Gai Annual Community Card membership
Available to Lifetime members, this card ($12) gives you exclusive discounts at participating local business and 10% off merchandise. Click here to see the list of participating businesses and purchase form.