Powell Street Festival April Newsletter
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Legacy Sakura Memorial Windows Unveiling Ceremony

April 18, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oppenheimer Park (488 Powell Street, Vancouver)
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Please join us as we unveil the memorial windows to commemorate the history of Japanese Canadians and cherry blossom trees planted in 1977.

On September 19, 2011, the legacy sakura windows designed by John Endo Greenaway were installed in Oppenheimer Park field house with a haiku poem and text that explains the significance of the trees.

The ceremony includes performances from Japanese Canadian, First Nations and Oppenheimer Park communities, a film screening, photo displays and more!

Oppenheimer Park is currently looking for event volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Kay at

Supported by the City of Vancouver Oppenheimer Park Commemorative Project.

Organized by Oppenheimer Park, Oppenheimer Park Commemorative Task Force* and Save the Legacy Sakura of Oppenheimer Park.

*Powell Street Festival is a member of Oppenheimer Park Commemorative Task Force.

Photo credit: 1977 Centennial tree planting by Tamio Wakayama

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Community Events

Jesse Nishihata – Visual Storyteller
April 1 – May 4, 2014
Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre
Admission: by donation
April 24 - June 14, 2014
Centre A
Wondorous Tales of Old Japan
April 4 - 20, 2014
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Tickets available at
VJLS & JH Spring Market Fair
Saturday, April 26
Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall
Admission: Free
Celebrate Spring 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre
Adminssion: Free
Tohoku - Vancouver Fundraiser
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Nikkei Centre
Admission: Free

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