Powell Street Festival Monthly Newsletter – June 2014 View This Email in Your Browser
Powell Street Festival Society • パウエル祭協会 | Celebrating Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage since 1977
38th Annual Powell Street Festival, Aug 1 to 3, Oppenheimer Park + other venues. Calling for Volunteers and Donations!


Spatial Poetics, an evening of experimental performance pieces, returns July 3rd with Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix. In Spatial Poetics, artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines.

Curators YACTAC have assembled an eclectic mix of emerging Asian Canadian artists for Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix. Among the collaborating artists are visual artist Kuh de Rosario and graphic designer Ryan Romero, who will converge to explore the grey area between contemporary art and design through performance. The concept of collectivity will be examined in a live performance by interdisciplinary artist Patrick Cruz with musicians Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla and Charity Cruz and dancer Michelle Lui. Award-winning spoken word artist, author and filmmaker Kagan Goh, dancer/choreographer Salome Nieto and cellist/composer Nicholas Epperson will pay homage to Japanese Canadians through poems, music and dance.

Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix takes place on Thursday, July 3 @ 8:00pm at 303 East 8th Avenue in the Luxe Hall. Entry is by suggested donation of $5 - $20.

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38th Annual Powell Street Festival

The 38th Annual Powell Street Festival is coming August 1 - 3! The festival will launch on Friday evening with a special event at Electric Owl. There are many more announcements to come. To keep up to date on all of the latest festival news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or bookmark our website. See you at the festival!

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Photo of Tetsu Taiko at the 2013 Powell Street Festival by Ed

Powell Street Festival illustration by Andrea Wan

Welcome Chris!

We would also like to introduce our new summer intern Chris Yee!

Chris Yee :: Marketing, Communications & Office intern


Chris Yee is a journalism student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Having, among other things, chronicled Vancouver's independent music community for more than two years as a contributor to Discorder Magazine, Chris looks forward to helping Powell Street Festival spread the word about this long-standing Vancouver community tradition.

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Call for Volunteers!

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 38th Annual Powell Street Festival, register now using our new online volunteer registration! Visit for details.

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Community Events

Nikkei Centre Food Fair & Japanese Book Sale

June 7 10am - 4pm
Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre

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June 14 - August 31
Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre

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Tonari Gumi & JCCA 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

June 22 @ 1pm
Meadow Gardens

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Send Us Your Event!

Do you have a Japanese-Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is happy and excited to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events to our newsletter. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.
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