PSFS - August 2022 E-Newsletter
Dear Powell Street Festival Friends,

We can't believe the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival has come and gone! We had a wonderful time on July 30 and 31, and hope that you did too. If you haven't already, please fill out our festivalgoer's survey!

In this letter:
  • Thank-you to all festivalgoers and anyone involved
  • Upcoming: the Asahi Tribute game returns to Oppenheimer Park, Saturday August 20
  • Festival News: recaps, remaining merch and lottery prize pack winners!
Make sure you stay connected through our social media too! We are @powellstfest on Instagram and Twitter, and Powell Street Festival on Facebook and Powell Street Festival Society on YouTube.


Photos in this newsletter by Amy Elle, Matthew Chun, Kayla Isomura, 
Naiya Tsang, Marco Gazzoli, and Andy Chan
From everyone on the Powell Street Festival Society team, we'd like to extend a huge THANK-YOU to our Volunteers, Coordinators, Staff, festival participants new & returning, vendors, crafters, performers, community booths, livestream viewers, and everyone else! Each individual contribution lead to the success of this year's Powell Street Festival!

Festival Survey

If you attended this year's Powell Street Festival, please take a few moments to fill out our Festivalgoer's Survey! The information collected is very helpful to us, and if you leave your contact information we'll enter you in to a special prize draw! Thanks in advance!
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Upcoming Event

Poster by Angela May, 2018 photos by Ashley Davis and Tracey Moromisato

Asahi Tribute Baseball Game

Saturday, August 20
9:30 AM Registration | 10:30 AM Games Begin | 12 Noon Lunch
Oppenheimer Park, 400-block Powell Street at Jackson
FREE drop-in event

Join the Powell Street Festival Society, the Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Oppenheimer Park & Carnegie Community Centre, and the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall for our 14th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game!

Come play a game of ball as we commemorate the historic Vancouver Asahi: the legendary Japanese-Canadian baseball team who played in the Powell Street Area and made strides in the sport while impacting Canadian history and citizenship rights.

The 14th Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game is a free, inclusive, and family-friendly place to play ball, enjoy hot dogs and corn, and come together for some summer fun! (Everyone of all ages and skill-levels are welcome!)

360 Riot Walk Guided Tours

Sunday September 3 & 11, 2:00 PM
Meet at Woodward's Atrium - 111. W. Hastings St. Vancouver
FREE, advance registration required

There are just a few spots left for our September Guided Tours of the 360 Riot Walk! Register now and avoid disappointment.

360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour that utilizes 360° video technology to tell the story of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver. It traces the history and route of the mob that attacked the Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following the demonstration and parade organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League in Vancouver. Participants are brought into the social and political environment of the time where racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence. The soundtrack is available in four languages of the local residents of the period: English, Cantonese, Japanese and Punjabi.

Guided tours are approximately two hours, and are followed by a post-tour reflection & light refreshments. 

Read more and register below!
Register Now

Society News

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Festival Connect Livestream 

Want to revisit this year's Festival? Know someone who couldn't make it to the park? Want to share Powell Street Festival with friends far-flung? Our Live from the Festival Grounds streams are now available on your YouTube channel! Streamed live on July 30 and 31, join Boon Kondo, Yurie Hoyoyon, Jen Sungshine, and Kohei Yoshino as they take you around the Powell Street Festival.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you can be notified any time we post a new video or live event. It's a great way to stay connected with our programming!

Festival Merchandise Still Available

Check out what's in-stock!

Didn't make it to the merch booth this year? Joined us through our Festival Connect Online Livestream? Changed your mind and want a second t-shirt? Check our online merch store and grab some of our final limited-edition 2022 pieces, or shop our timeless collection. Hurry while limited supplies last!
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46th Annual Powell Street Festival Lottery Winners Announced!

Lucky enough to win one of the 20 prize packs in this year's Festival Lottery? Check for your name and ticket number on our website below. Prize winners have also been contacted; if your ticket was drawn, please make arrangements to pick up your prize by emailing us.

Thank-you for your support of our annual lottery! All proceeds go directly towards ensuring Powell Street Festival Society's long-term sustainability.

Thank you to The Listel Hotel, Hapa Izakaya and Mint Records for sponsoring a portion of the prizes, as well as each of our lottery donors!

Check Now!

Join our Team!

Job Posting: Program Coordinator

Powell Street Festival Society is looking for a dedicated team player to join us as a full-time, permanent Program Coordinator.

This position is open until filled. Please click below for details and application instructions.

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Donate to Powell Street Festival Society

Thanks for your support!

We hope you were able to celebrate with us during our festival weekend of exciting programming, musical and theatrical performances, a bustling marketplace, and festival foods. This year saw change and excitement as we emerged from the pandemic, including two new programs launched: the JC Youth Cohort and Festival Connect

JC Youth Cohort welcomed three yonsei and gosei youth from across Canada as part of the Festival Production Team, including a 10-day trip to Powell Street Festival and local historic sites. During this free summer program, the participants received training and education in event production, culture, and history, and opportunities for inter-generational relationship building and hands-on festival production experience. This embodied experience of Japanese Canadian community promotes a deeper connection to place and heritage for the youth, nurturing the next generation and future of Powell Street Festival.

Festival Connect featured on-location reporting and livestreaming of the Festival weekend. Featured programs and a walk through the festival grounds alongside our Festival Connect hosts were enjoyed through live streaming anywhere.

Your donations will support innovative programs like these, as well as Powell Street Festival’s ongoing resilience.

You can make a donation online by clicking the button below or by mailing a cheque to:
Powell Street Festival Society
410-111 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Thank you for your support!
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Thank-you to our Sponsors & Donors

Powell Street Festival Society would also like to extend our gratitude to our festival and year-round partners, donors, and sponsors for their support of the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival:
Bodega On Main, Red Cat Records, Rocky Mountain Flatbread, Murata, Kidsbooks, JTB International, Old Spaghetti Factory, Pizza Coming Soon, Fatburger, Mi Casa Mexicana, Dilly Dally Toy Store, Oh Carolina, Pokey Okey, Banyen Books & Sound, Bombay Masala, Boteco Restaurant, Cold Tea Restaurant, Como Taperia, Ofra's Kitchen, Pho Hong on Fraser, Shameless Buns, The Hard Bean Brunch Co., Burdock & Co., hialyssacomics, Moja Coffee, Tien the Wizard, Beauty Secrets of Japan, Right to Remain, Sleepless Kao, Cutie x Cutie, Siamurai Apparel, Tonari Gumi, Dahaza, FORM, Queer Film Festival, Pure Float, Community Taps & Pizza, Antler to Shimarisu, Wire Jewellery, Kazuko Cha, Beads Ya, Thé Vert Jewellery, Amrita Designs, Mikari Decor, Minori Takagi, Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, WaQ's Sushi, Milano Coffee, Aburi Restaurants Canada, Anvil Press, Anvil Theatre, Alkiss Water, Arsenal Pulp Press, BLIM, British Columbia Arts Council, Cadeaux Bakery, Canada Council for the Arts, Carnegie Community Centre, Catfe, City of Vancouver, Citytv, Coconama Chocolate, COFU, Community Foundations of Canada, Dosanko, Element IQ, Emergency Community Support Fund, Figure 1 Publishing, Fujiya, Haisai! Sweets & Treats, Hapa Collaborative, Hapa Izakaya, Kathy Shimizu, Kiku Wellness, Massy Books, Meditating Bunny Inc., Mint Records, Murata, NAMI Studio, New Century Ltd., New Media Gallery, Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society – Japanese Canadian Survivors Health & Wellness Fund, Nikoniko Home Care, Omni Television, Oomomo, Oppenheimer Park, Out and About, PFS Studio, Revery Foundation, Ricepaper Magazine, Second Harvest, SFU David Lam Centre, Strathcona Business Improvement Association, Sunrise Market, Sunrise Soya, Tama Organic Life, TAKENAKA, Tea Lani, The Bulletin, The Bunny Cafe, The Cinematheque, the frank theatre, The Listel Hotel, The Postcard Place, Tokyo Katsu-Sand, Vancouver Community Network, Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver Ikebana Association, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Vegan Pudding & Co., Yama Cafe

See our Festival 2022 sponsors

Thanks for reading!

We hope you had a great time at the Festival, and we hope to see you at one of our off-season events. We hope you'll stay connected through our website and social media, both updated year-round!
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Thank-you to our individual monthly donors for July:

Beth Carter, Dean Sinnett (in memory of Frank Cunningham), Douglas Chiu, Edward Takayanagi, Emily Yakashiro (in memory of Bryan Yakashiro), Grace Eiko Thompson, Grace Ho, Greg Soone, Imogene Lim, Jana Squires, Judy Hanazawa, Kahoruko Koko Yamamoto, Karen Bartlett, Kathy Shimizu (in memory of Mio and Victor Shimizu), Kyle Yakashiro (in memory of Kazuyo Yakashiro), Laura Ishiguro, Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi  (in memory of Ted Kobayashi), Madeline Keller-MacLeod, Michi Tsurumi, Nancy Pollak, Randi Edmundson, Real Canadian Superstore, Rebecca Ho, Rieko (Rachel) Enomoto, Rika Uto, Rod Mickleburgh, Shaena Kobayashi, Shaunn Watt, Tom Teranishi, Za Daikon

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Powell Street Festival Society is proud to present this resource in partnership with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
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