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Powell Street Festival Society • パウエル祭協会 | Celebrating Japanese Canadian arts and culture since 1977

Thank-you to all who participated in our hybrid 45th Annual Powell Street Festival!

We had a great time with our festival this year, both over the past month and the July 31st and August 1st Festival Weekend! We loved seeing your #powellstfest celebrations on social media, dancing the Paueru Mashup, creating the Daruma Community Art Installation, watching on demand videos and community announcements, and so much more!
Thank-you to everyone who volunteered, bought food or merch or lottery tickets, celebrated the festival, contributed works and community announcements, or stopped by to hang out online or in Paueru Gai, it was wonderful to see you!
Be sure to check out the hashtag #powellstfest on social media to see how others celebrated this year and to add your own memories to the conversation!
Watch a quick recap of the Festival Weekend! Plus, check out our YouTube channel for an extended version, curated playlists of On Demand content, and recordings of past events!

Online On Demand Content is Still Available!

The Powell Street Festival Weekend may have passed, but the celebration doesn’t need to be over yet! Our Online On Demand content is still available for a limited time—through the end of August only—so be sure to visit us at the link below to see new artist collaborations, recorded events, community announcements, workshops, podcasts, and much more while you still can!
See On Demand Content Now

Daruma Community Art Installation Raffle

Thank-you to everyone who folded and sent origami daruma and well-wishes to add to our art installation - there were over 4,500 in total! The winners of our Daruma Community Art Installation raffle were drawn on Sunday, August 1st. Congratulations to raffle winners Oliver Palos, the Vancouver Japanese Language School, and top prize winner Fausto Inomata for most Daruma contributed!

Festival Merchandise is still on sale!

Worried you missed out on PSF merchandise this year? Don’t be!

Limited quantities of our 45th Powell Street Festival Merch, and past re-issues, are still available for purchase through our website! Commemorate 2021’s Festival with a limited-edition T-shirt, tote bag, tank top, or tenugui while supplies last! See below for options!
Purchases can be shipped to your door anywhere in Canada or the USA. OR pick-up in-person at our downtown Vancouver office.
Plus, annual Top-Up members can use their 10% discount code on online merch orders!
Shop Now!

We are now offering $25 Gift Cards

Redeemable on Merchandise from our Festival Website!

Give a Gift!

360 Riot Walk Guided Tour Tickets Available!

September 11th, 2021 2:00 PM

Now is your chance to get a guided tour of the 360 Riot Walks! Limited tickets on sale as of August 12th - book today!

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.

The guided tour is approximately 2 hours in length, followed by a post-tour reflection where tea and light snacks will be served. Sterilized tablets and headphones will be provided. Maximum 10 participants per tour.

Reserve Tickets Now

Congratulations to the 2021 Powell Street Festival Lottery Winners!

We had our two lottery draws on July 31st and August 1st in Oppenheimer Park and streamed to our Festival Weekend Online Check-In Program—you could feel the excitement! If you haven’t already, see the list of prizes and lucky winners below! (All have been contacted)
All funds generated from the Festival Lottery go directly into Powell Street Festival Society’s long-term sustainability and resilience. We’d like to extend our thanks to anyone who purchased tickets this year, our community ticket sellers, and lottery prize sponsors for their support of this fundraiser and of PSFS! You can check out our year-round programming on our website at, and read more about the PSFS Lottery's history below!

Full list of Lottery Winners

If your name is on this list, congratulations! All winners have been contacted, please check your junk email if you haven't heard from us, and, if you haven't already, please reach out to arrange collecting your prize.
  • Grand Prize: Ema Oropeza
  • Second Prize: Chloe Schellenberg
  • Third Prize: Moneca Yardley
  • Fourth Prize: Akemi Eddy
  • Fifth Prize: Corina St Jacques
  • Sixth Prize: David Yakashiro
  • Seventh Prize: Darcy Hamilton
  • Eighth Prize: Alejandra Velarde
  • Ninth Prize: Ellie Chung
  • Tenth Prize: Emily Yakashiro
  • 11th Prize: Kathy Harris
  • 12th Prize: Sylvain Descoteaux
  • 13th Prize: Marlene Yuen
  • 14th Prize: Tony Laverock
  • 15th Prize: Dorothy Watkins
  • 16th Prize: Margaret Yoshida
  • 17th Prize: Rika Uto
  • 18th Prize: Jose Minguran
  • 19th Prize: Heidi Nutley
  • 20th Prize: Bonnie Kwan
See the Prizes!

Many Thanks to our Festival Supporters!

We would also like to thank the following organizations for their support of Powell Street Festival:
Anvil Press, Baker and Table, Blim, Cadeaux Bakery, Catfe, Coconama Chocolate, Dosanko, Figure 1 Publishing, Fujiya, Geist Magazine, Greystone Books, Hapa Izakaya, Kathy Shimizu, Kiku Wellness, Listel Hotel, Mint Records, Sunrise Market, Sunrise Soya, Tama Organic Café, Tea Lani, The Bulletin, The Cinematheque, Vegan Pudding & Co.
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Thank you again to all of our festival supporters!
You can see the full list on our website!
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