Powell Street Festival Monthly Newsletter – November 2014 View this email in your browser
Powell Street Festival Society • パウエル祭協会 | Celebrating Japanese Canadian arts and culture since 1977
KT performing at the 2014 Powell Street Festival • photo by Jeanie Ow

We're Hiring!

Powell Street Festival Society is currently reconfiguring its staffing structure and is pleased to announce that we are looking for a new Executive Director.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director works with the Programming Director, Administrative Assistant, bookkeeper, contract staff and volunteer committees. The Executive Director is committed to upholding and communicating the mission, vision, values and policies of the Powell Street Festival Society. This position oversees the Society’s operational, human resource, communications, and financial planning and management, and community relations, advocacy and engagement. In addition to general administrative and managerial duties, the Executive Director is responsible for grant writing, sponsorship and donor solicitation, and production management, with the assistance of support staff and the Programming Director. The Executive Director develops accurate budget forecasts and maintains productions on budget. This position is expected to be 30 hrs/work week. Read more...

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Photo of Katari Taiko at the 2014 Powell Street Festival by Jeanie Ow

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Wanted: New Board Members & Fundraising Committee Members!

We are looking for dynamic, eager and committed new members to join the Board of Directors and/or Fundraising Committee of Vancouver’s oldest community-run Festival.

The Board of Directors:The Board of Directors ensure that the Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) has good governance and is guided by our mission, vision and values to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture, and to connect communities. The Board of Directors are ambassadors in promoting our mission and our vision that includes a society enriched and interconnected through Japanese Canadian arts and culture. Read more...

Fundraising Committee Members:The Fundraising Committee is key to ensuring that the Society achieves its financial goals in order to fulfill its mission of cultivating Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. See the outline of our vision, mission and values here. Read more...

For more information or to apply, please contact Kristen Lambertson
p: 604-739-9388
e: gm[at]

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18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival

November 6 – 9, 2014
Various Locations

VAFF is the oldest Asian film festival in Canada. It was founded in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. Since then, tens of thousands of film lovers have experienced a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films.

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to be a community partner to present Man from Reno on November 6 at 7pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas. Read more...

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PSFS supports a new work by Katari Taiko

Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse

Katari Taiko, the first taiko group formed in Canada, is a constantly changing and intensely creative hybrid. In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Katari Taiko is presenting a special concert featuring its own contemporary and traditional music and that of guests, Chibi Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko. All of the groups will join Katari Taiko in the premiere a brand new collaborative work inspired by the return of the wild salmon to the Fraser River. 
Photo by Jeanie Ow
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KODO: One Earth Tour: Mystery

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $69 / $59 / $49

On Thursday January 29, 2015 the Kodo Drummers of Japan return to Vancouver with their groundbreaking new program, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery. Amidst reverberations like rumbles in the earth, large serpents coil, demons and lions move wildly. They surface from the gloomy dark, eerie at times, and in some respects, even nostalgic… Read more...
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For more information on the various Community Events that PSFS supports and/or thinks that might be of interest to you, please click here

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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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