Powell Street Festival Society, a non-profit charitable organization, has enjoyed significant growth and recognition from the general public in recent years – both our attendance and government financial support have more than doubled! At the 42nd Powell Street Festival, we presented 665 artists and over 50 artisanal vendors in celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture.
As our Festival grows, we believe it is vital that we maintain our connection to our community, long-time donors, and our Japanese Canadian grassroots origins. You can indicate your support for the annual Powell Street Festival and establish a sustainable financial model for our two-day event through a financial donation. Your donation today will have a significant impact on our future! Our support through donations, lottery ticket sales, and festival commissions demonstrates our stakeholder support and subsequently secures our government grant contributions.
Donations can be sent via:
cheque made out to Powell Street Festival Society, 410-111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
All donations will receive a Charitable Tax Receipt.
Along with your donation, please contribute to our future with your feedback! Feel free to mail, email, or phone our executive director Emiko Morita at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-739-9388.
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Photo credits: Kristin Fuchihara and Hammer
Missing Festival Already?
Check out amazing images taken by our wonderful volunteer photographers on flickr!!
Top-up your Membership
to Powell Street Festival Society!
You now have the option to “top-up” to an Annual Membership for an additional $12. Annual Members receive a Membership Card valid until the last day of the calendar year, entitling you to discounts at:
10% off at Coconama Chocolate retail location, first ganache chocolate shop in North Vancouver at 264 E. 1 Street
10% off of Catfe food, drink and ‘meowchandise’. Catfe is part cafe, part foster home for cats, and a space to hang with kitties! #2035 – International Village Mall, 88 W. Pender Street
10% off at Tama Organic Life, a treasure trove of Japanese food products & organic vegetables as well as healthy home-made foods including daily bentos at #102 - 2828 E. Hastings Street
10% off BLIM classes and at retail shop. BLIM is an independent art and craft workshop space, resource, and small business at 115 E. Pender Street
$1 off large coconut puddings at Vegan Pudding, the one and only vegan custard pudding store at 422 Richards Street
10% off at Baker & Table Café, the only place you can get mochi melonpan, Japanese cakes, & yougashi, a Japanese peanut-free bakery at 6414 Fraser Street
On BC Day long weekend
Powell Street Festival hosted an estimated 22,838 attendees!!!!
Thank you to Carl Schwartz of Simon Fraser University for providing the science behind our festival statistics.
Read all about how we estimated the attendance at the 2018 festival!!!
Image by Hammer.
Call for Committee Members
The Powell Street Festival Society has several working committees. Currently, these include:
The Programming Committee
The Programming Committee researches and identifies artists and arts organizations that give voice to the Japanese Canadian community. Find out more here ›
The Advocacy Committee
The Advocacy Committee promotes the profile of the organization to the cultural, social, political and mainstream communities; and participates in Downtown Eastside community-building efforts. Find out more here ›
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.
Young Japanese Canadian Language Exchange
A group for young (<40) Japanese Canadians and native Japanese speakers in British Columbia who wish to practice their Japanese and English. We plan to meet about once a week to have a language exchange with time split between Japanese and English. We can also have events like pub nights, movies, dinner, etc. All levels are welcome!
This Meetup is generously funded by the National Association of Japanese Canadians through the Young Leaders Fund.