Powell Street Festival Lottery 2024

48th Powell Street Festival Lottery

This year’s lottery features 39 amazing prizes with a combined value of $7,048! See a list of all prizes below, all of which were generously donated or sponsored by longstanding community partners and independent businesses. Proceeds from this lottery fundraiser go toward Powell Street Festival Society and help ensure our ongoing sustainability and resilience. 

You can buy tickets at the Festival, or buy in advance from community partners or directly from us on this page! Draws will take place during the Festival: August 3 at 12:30PM1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, and August 4 at 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM and 6:00PM at Oppenheimer Park*. Attendance is not required and all winners will be contacted. 

The festival lottery is the lifeblood of Powell Street Festival. It was launched in the early 1980s and, for many years, was the main source of income to cover the festival production costs. These days, it is the lottery’s intrinsic value that continues to fuel the festival as it represents the symbiotic relationship of community stakeholders. The lottery:

  • keeps us connected to our community partners who donate the prizes;
  • supports grassroots community groups who sell the tickets as a fundraiser for themselves; 
  • provides an inexpensive and easy way for festival goers to show their support. 

“As a young intern 30 years ago, I phoned community supporters such as Tad’s Sporting Goods and Iwata Travel to confirm their donations. I then met a variety of small business owners as I travelled about town to collect the prizes,” explains executive director Emiko Morita. “Since then, many factors such as the seismic changes in the travel industry and competing community lotteries—not to mention a global pandemic—have threatened to diminish the lottery program. However, to this day, our festival interns are on the telephone and tripping about town to collect prizes! We’ve been tenacious about keeping it going because it represents the strength of the Japanese Canadian community network, the very essence of Powell Street Festival.”

True to Powell Street Festival’s grassroots charm, while we offer online ticket sales, the lottery remains analog: we’ll have dedicated interns and volunteers handwriting and mailing your ticket stubs to each purchaser!

48th PSF Lottery

Prizes on August 4

Grand Prize! – Trip for Two to Little Tokyo, Los Angeles! – $600 WestJet gift card, $900 Hotels.com gift card, sponsored by Powell Street Festival Society; two family admission coupons to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles – $1,660 value

2nd PrizeDinner & Entertainment Package – Audio-Technica Sound Burger Portable Turntable, $50 Red Cat Records gift card and $50 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card from Mint Records; $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $50 Guu Izakaya gift card – $479.99 value

3rd Prize – Showstopper for 2 – Two 4-Show Passes for 24/25 season from Firehall Arts Centre$50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $450 value

4th Prize – Festival Celebrations – Two Vancouver Latin American Film Festival’s Full Festival Passes; $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card – $355 value

5th Prize – Kathy Shimizu Print – 40th Anniversary Reprint 2016 6″ x 4″ block print (water-based ink on rice paper) in a 8″ x 10″ frame – $300 value

6th Prize – Soccer & Dine-out –  Four Vancouver Whitecaps tickets and two scarfs from $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $280 value

7th Prize – Football & Dine-out – Two BC Lions corner tickets and two hats; $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $225 value

8th Prize – Fun with Friends – Nami Studios Self-portrait photo session for up to 4 people; $25 Carp Sushi Bowl gift card – $210 value

9th Prize – Whistler Staycation – One-night stay at Whistler Listel Hotel – $200 value

10th Prize – Household Tool Set – A set of screwdrivers, wrenches, multimeter, wire stripper from Santel Communications – $150 value

11th Prize – Foodie’s Delight Gift Card Package #1 – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $10 Sunrise Market gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $15 Tokyo Katsu Sand gift card; Takenaka Original Cap and coaster set – $139.20 value

12th Prize – Foodie’s Delight Gift Card Package #2 – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $10 Sunrise Market gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $15 Tokyo Katsu Sand gift card; Takenaka Original Cap and coaster set – $139.20 value

13th Prize – Foodie’s Delight Gift Card Package #3 – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $10 Sunrise Market gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $15 Tokyo Katsu Sand gift card; Takenaka Original Cap and coaster set – $139.20 value

14th Prize – Books + Curry 1 – Larissa Lai: The Lost Century, Marcellino Truong: 40 Men and 12 Riffles and Kai Cheng Thom: For Laika from Arsenal Press; Exit Wounds from Ricepaper Magazine and ACWW; $10 Sunrise Market gift card; Mr. Japanese Curry $25 gift card – $132.85 value

15th Prize – Books + Curry 2 – Lydia Kwa: Oracle Bone, Henry Tsang: White Riot, Jamie Chai Yun Liew: Dandelion and Karina Zhou: Kai’s Tea Eggs from Arsenal Press; $10 Sunrise Market gift card; Mr. Japanese Curry $25 gift card – $130.80 value

16th Prize – Foodie’s Delight Gift Card Package #4 – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $15 Tokyo Katsu Sand gift card; Takenaka Original Cap and coaster set $129.20 value

17th Prize – Foodie’s Delight Gift Card Package #5 – $50 Shizen ya gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $15 Tokyo Katsu Sand gift card; Takenaka Original Cap and coaster set – $129.20 value

18th Prize – Gift Card Galore #1 – $40 The Postcard Place gift card; $50 Shizen ya gift card; $25 Murata gift card; $25 Red Cat Records gift card and $25 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift certificate from Mint Records – $165 value

19th Prize – Mind Focus Helpers 1 – Kai Cheng Thom: From the Stars, Corinna Chong: The Whole Animal and Larissa Lai: Iron Goddess of Mercy from Arsenal Press; Currents from Ricepaper Magazine and ACWW; $25 Moja Coffee gift card – $111.85 value

20th Prize – Mind Focus Helpers 2 – Kai Cheng Thom: I Hope We Choose Love, Larissa Lai: Tiger Flu and Davie Wong: Escape to Gold Mountain from Arsenal Press; Chinatown Ghosts from Ricepaper Magazine and ACWW; $25 Moja Coffee gift card – $111.80 value

Prizes on August 3

21st Prize – Cake +Craft by Asian Canadian Authors #1 Original bracelet from Capture+; 6″ made-to-order cake from Cadeaux Bakery – $110 value

22nd Prize – Dinner & Movie – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card; 5-ticket pass at The Cinematheque – $100 value

23rd  Prize – Traditional Arts – Intro to Calligraphy class by Kisyuu Calligraphy; In-person Introductory Class by Vancouver Ikebana Association – $100 value

24th Prize – Young at Heart Book Collection – Mixed Critters, Nori and His Delicious Dreams, On Being Yukiko (English Edition and Japanese Edition) – $100 value

25th Prize – Gift Card Galore #2 – $40 The Postcard Place gift card; $25 Murata gift card; $25 Red Cat Records gift card – $90 value

26th Prize – Gift Card Galore #3 – $40 The Postcard Place gift card; $25 Murata gift card; $25 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card –  $90 value

27th Prize – Music + Book + Food Lover #1 – $25 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $25 Red Card Records gift card – $75 value

28th Prize – Music + Book + Food Lover #2 – $25 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card; $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $25 Red Card Records gift card – $75 value

29th Prize – Book + Food Lover #1 – $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $25 Massy Books gift card; $25 Carp Sushi Bowl gift card – $75 value

30th Prize – Book + Food Lover #2 – $25 Guu Izakaya gift card; $25 Massy Books gift card; $25 Carp Sushi Bowl gift card – $75 value

31st Prize – Eula Design Happy Bag #1 – Sushi tote bag and Kno no neko long sleeve shirt (white) – $80 value

32nd Prize – Treat Yourself #1 – $40 The Postcard Place gift card; $25 Carp Sushi Bowl gift card $65 value

33rd Prize – Treat Yourself #2 – $40 The Postcard Place gift card; $25 Murata gift card – $65 value

34th Prize – Eula Design Happy Bag #2 – Sushi tote bag and Kno No Neko Galaxy T-shirt (Black) – $70 value

35th Prize – The Bulletin for a Year + Sunrise Market Gift Card #1 – One-year The Bulletin subscription; $10 Sunrise Market gift card – $50 value

36th Prize – The Bulletin for a Year + Sunrise Market Gift Card #2 – One-year The Bulletin subscription; $10 Sunrise Market gift card – $50 value

37th Prize – The Bulletin for a Year + Sunrise Market Gift Card #3 – One-year The Bulletin subscription; $10 Sunrise Market gift card – $50 value

38th Prize –  Geist for a Year + Sunrise Market Gift Card #1 – One-year Geist Magazine subscription; $10 Sunrise Market gift card – $44.95 value

39th Prize –  Geist for a Year + Sunrise Market Gift Card #2 – One-year Geist Magazine subscription; $10 Sunrise Market gift card – $44.95 value

Purchase Festival Lottery 2024 Tickets Below

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Before purchasing tickets, please ensure that: 

✓ This transaction takes place within British Columbia. 
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These conditions must be met according to BC Licensed Charitable Gaming. 

After purchasing, you will receive the lottery ticket stub(s)/numbers through email (within 3 working days). If you wish to receive your stubs in the mail, fill in your home address details in the form. Note: to claim your prize, you must present government-issued ID or your ticket stub.

If you are encountering issues when purchasing tickets, please email info(at)powellstreetfestival.com. We can arrange alternative methods of payment.

*Draws will be held at Oppenheimer Park at 400-block Powell Street, Vancouver. 

Attendance is not required. Winners will be contacted. Winners consent to the release of their names by the licensee. Winners are responsible for the cost of prize delivery and/or pick-up. Chances are 1 in 102 to win a prize. Total value of prizes: $7,048.19 

BC Gaming Event License #151630 / Licensee: Powell Street Festival Society 

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