Powell Street Festival Lottery 2023
This year’s lottery features 37 amazing prizes with a combined value of $6,188! 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 5 at 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, and August 6 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!
Prizes Drawn on August 6
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 the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles – $1560 value – Gayle Mavor #1926
2nd Prize – Staycation at The Listel Hotel for Two – One-night stay at The Listel Hotel with dinner at Forage restaurant – $699 value – Jeff Baytun #2963
3rd Prize – Dinner & Entertainment Package – Red Cat Records Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable, $50 Red Cat Records gift card, $50 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card, sponsored by Mint Records; $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $300 value – Yoko Lin #831
4th Prize – Festival Celebrations – Two Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Superpasses – $280 value – Naoko Watanabe #4064
5th Prize – Ceramics & a Cake – Drop-in wheel throwing session for two at Hand Eye Ceramics, a made-to-order cake from Cadeaux Bakery – $240 value – Sally Milligan #4006
6th Prize – Fun with Friends – Self-portrait photo session at NAMI Studio for up to 4 people, two $25 Guu gift cards – $230 value – Josh Mickelson #2607
7th Prize – Showstopper – Two Firehall Arts Centre season passes, $50 Shizenya gift card – $228 value – Hiromi Champion #4013
8th Prize – Dinner and a Movie – Ten Vancouver International Film Festival vouchers, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $220 value – Ellen Kurz #1201
9th 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 – $200 value – SV Skerl #3985
10th Prize – Dine Out – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card, $50 Shizenya gift card, two $25 Guu gift cards – $150 value – Kathy Smod #2748
11th Prize – Gift Card Galore #1 – $25 The Postcard Place gift card, $25 Murata gift card, $25 Guu gift card, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $125 value – Bryan Shoji #206
12th Prize – Gift Card Galore #2 – $25 The Postcard Place gift card, $25 Murata gift card, $25 Guu gift card, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $125 value – Rika Ando #4010
13th Prize – Gift Card Galore #3 – $25 The Postcard Place gift card, $25 Murata gift card, $25 Guu gift card, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $125 value – Helga Soua #4022
14th Prize – Gift Card Galore #4 – $25 The Postcard Place gift card, $25 Massy Books gift card, $25 Guu gift card, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $125 value – James Allison #4571
15th Prize – Gift Card Galore #5 – $25 The Postcard Place gift card, $25 Murata gift card, $25 Massy Books gift card, two $25 Guu gift cards – $125 value – Rei Leung #245
16th Prize – Foodie’s Delight #1 – $50 Fujiya gift card, five $10 Sunrise Market gift cards, $25 Guu gift card – $125 value – Hadyn Quirk #319
17th Prize – Foodie’s Delight #2 – $50 Fujiya gift card, five $10 Sunrise Market gift cards, $25 Guu gift card – $125 value – Saffina Jinnah #2004
18th Prize – Movie and Dinner – Five-ticket pass for The Cinematheque, $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $100 value – David C. Corrin #3462
Prizes Drawn on August 5
19th Prize – Traditional Arts – Intro to Calligraphy Class offered by Kisyuu, in-person Intro to Ikebana Class offered by Vancouver Ikebana Association – $94 value – Irene Bing #668
20th Prize – Young at Heart Book Collection – Mixed Critters, Nori and his Delicious Dreams, limited edition Japanese language version of On Being Yukiko by Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. – $85 value – France Joly #2318
21st Prize – Books by Asian Canadian Authors #1 – a place called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom, Dandelion by Jamie Chai Yun Liew, Automaton Biographies by Larissa Lai, White Riot by Henry Tsang – $92.80 value – Chaeyeong Yoo #1571
22nd Prize – Books by Asian Canadian Authors #2 – From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom, The Lost Century by Larissa Lai, Oracle Bone by Lydia Kwa – $66.85 value – Atsuko Yamashita #274
23rd Prize – Books by Asian Canadian Authors #3 – The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai, Escape to Gold Mountain by David H. T. Wong, For Laika by Kai Cheng Thom – $66.85 value – Taitania Higuchi #614
24th Prize – Books by Asian Canadian Authors #4 – Chinatown Ghosts by Jim Wong-Chu, I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom, Iron Goddess of Mercy by Larissa Lai – $57.85 value – Saffina Jinnah #2004
25th Prize – Geist for a Year – One-year subscription to Geist magazine – $59.95 value – Aya Williamson #3854
26th Prize – Asian Canadian Anthologies – Immersion, Henry Chow and Chinatown Ghosts, donated by Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop – $52.85 value – Wesley Cheryl #935
27th Prize – The Bulletin for a Year – One-year subscription to The Bulletin magazine and GVJCCA membership – $40 value – Lisa Chiu #4001
28th Prize – Music Lover – $50 Red Cat Records, sponsored by Mint Records – $50 value – Ryan Wagner #1998
29th Prize – Book Lover – $50 Lucky’s Books and Comics – $50 value – Marcella Villaca #2282
30th Prize – Food Lover – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $50 value – Tom Baker #2334
31st Prize – Geist for a Year – One-year subscription to Geist magazine – $59.95 value – Marcella Villaca #2284
32nd Prize – The Bulletin for a Year – One-year subscription to The Bulletin magazine and GVJCCA membership – $40 value – Renee Fountain #2226
33rd Prize – Music Lover – $50 Red Cat Records, sponsored by Mint Records – $50 value – Maya Duvarge #1494
34th Prize – Book Lover – $50 Lucky’s Books and Comics – $50 value – Katie Lin #780
35th Prize – Food Lover – $50 Hapa Izakaya gift card – $50 value – Danielle Koyama #3
36th Prize – Megaphone for a Year – One-year Megaphone magazine subsciption – $50 value – Grace Wu #1095
37th Prize – The Bulletin for a Year – One-year subscription to The Bulletin magazine and GVJCCA membership – $40 value – Diana Happy #167
Purchase Festival Lottery 2023 Tickets Below
Before purchasing tickets, please ensure that:
✓ This transaction takes place within British Columbia.
✓ You are 19 years of age and older.
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 124 to win a prize. Total value of prizes: $6,188.10
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Little Tokyo photo by Bahniuk/Wikimedia. Prize photos by Tracy Moromisato.