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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

Cherry Blossom Festival
at Oppenheimer Park

Saturday, April 8th
488 Powell Street
10:30 Am - Origami Workshop
12:30 pm - Japanese Curry Rice
1:30 pm - Block Printmaking Workshop

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We're looking for volunteers to help out at the Oppenheimer Park Cherry Blossom Festival on April 8th! Please email admin [at] powellstreetfestival [dot] com to sign up!


We’re launching a new Membership Top-Up program with Catfe, Coconama Chocolate, Kyzock Sushi Bowl and Tama Organic Life! Become a member now!

The Koinobori at Sakura Days!

Did you miss the Koinobori at Powell Street Festival last summer? Come see it at Sakura Days on April 8 and 9!!

Sakura Days Japan Fair is on April 8 & 9 from 11:00AM-7:00PM (Sat) & 11:00AM-5:00PM (Sun) at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street at 37th.
Part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

Image credit VCBF

Read about the Koinobori Here!

Winner of the 2017 Powell Street Festival

Design Competition

Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to announce the winner of its design competition: “Macro Maki” invites festivalgoers to don pillow-sized sushi costumes and stage selfies on stage designed as an oversized wooden sushi tray. This quirky, interactive installation will be presented at the 41th annual Powell Street Festival, August 5 and 6th, 2017.

The winning project was created by­ 1st-year Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture students at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA): Arkgo Chen, Yilang Kang, Jivan Khera, Alex Laos and Divine Ndemeye. The team has been awarded a $1000 prize, a production budget and mentorship from Bing Thom Architects (BTA) and Abaton Projects. An honorable mention was awarded to Jérémie Dussault-Lefebvre and Sebastien Roy for their entry “Bloom, Insens and Sun”.

The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival is a partnership between PSFS, BTA and Abaton Projects and is financially supported by PFS Studio and Hapa Collaborative as well as several private donors. The jury included landscape architect Kelty McKinnon of PFS Studio, architect Steve McFarlane of Office of McFarlane Biggar, architect Inge Roecker of ASIR architekten and UBC SALA, and representatives from PSFS, BTA and Abaton Projects. Their selection of “Macro Maki” was a unanimous decision.

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Save the Dates!

Sumo Workshop -- May 7, 2017
Spatail Poetics  -- July 8, 2017

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Thank you again to all of our festival supporters!
You can see the full list on our website!

Send Us Your Event!

Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. 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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