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In this issue:
1. Become a PSF Lifetime Member!
2. Festival Applications are now online!
3. PSF Winter 2013 Newsletter
4. Powell Street Festival's Annual General Meeting is Coming up!
5. Welcome Reception In honor of Consul-General Seiji Okada

Not yet a Powell Street Festival Lifetime Member?

For only $12 you can become a Lifetime Member of the Powell Street Festival and receive reduced ticket prices on PSF seasonal and festival events as well as two issues of our mailed PSF Newsletter each year (which includes a sneak preview of each upcoming festival as well as notification on our special events!)

Please consider being a part of the Powell Street Festival Community as we continue to celebrate and recognize the strength and diversity of Japanese Canadian arts, culture, and heritage in the Downtown Eastside!
If you would like to become a Lifetime Member today, please click HERE to print and fill out our membership form. Please mail cheques payable to 'Powell Street Festival Society' to our address:

Suite 410 -11
West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H4, Canada

If you would like to support us through making a tax-deductible donation you can click HERE to donate online!
Your generous support will go far in ensuring the Powell Street Festival can continue to be a free festival, and to support local artists and the growing community that is our home, thank you!

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Powell Street Festival Applications are now online!

1. If you would like to apply to be one of our marketplace, craft or display booth vendors, or would like to perform at the festival, application forms are available on our website HERE!

2. All 2013 Festival Applications are due on March 4th, 2013!

2. For all Food Booth and Community Booth applicants, please contact us at our office in February to request an application.
You can reach us by email: or by phone: (604) 739 9388

*A friendly reminder that it is the applicant’s responsibility to check in at our website to download a form to apply or to contact our office to request an application form. Thank you!

Stay in touch with Powell Street Festival News!

Read our Winter biannual newsletter issue about our upcoming Spring events HERE!

Powell Street Festival Society's Annual General Meeting is coming up!


Welcome Reception In honor of Consul-General Seiji Okada

Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Registration: 5:45pm
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver The Seasons Room (Front desk level)
791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4 (604) 689-9333
Cost: $40 (drinks are not included, Cash Bar available)
Transportation: Canada Line –Vancouver City Centre Station, or Expo/Millennium Lines –Granville Station
Parking: Pacific Centre underground parking or several public parkings are available

The Organizing Committee for 
Welcome Reception in honor of Consul General Seiji Okada would like to invite everyone to join us in welcoming Consul General Okada and Mrs. Okada.

Consul General Okada joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1981, and posted to the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa in June 1982 as his first overseas assignment. After, he served in the various countries, such as Bahrain in the Middle East, Washington D.C. USA, Seoul in Korea, Nairobi, Kenya and Kabul, Afghanistan before coming to Vancouver.

We hope that you and your companion, colleagues and friends will join us.

To download a registration form to fill out, please click HERE

Send us your events!

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 PSF Community Event Submission Form.

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Our mailing address is: Suite 410-111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Powell Street Festival Society
410-111 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4

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