Asahi Legacy Games

Sunday, Sept 6. 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Nanaimo Park (Nanaimo and East 46th Ave, Vancouver). Free Event. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Asahi Legacy Games. Thanks to your generous support, in just 11 months after their inaugural game on October 11, 2014, the Canadian Nikkei Youth Baseball Club has over 80 players, 150 members and is fielding 5 teams. On this day, the Mini Asahi, Pee Wee Asahi, Bantam Asahi, Midget Asahi and Vancouver Asahi will play against teams from White Rock and West Van / Cypress Park Little League. Asahi Legacy Games Schedule: Sunday, September 6, 2015 9:00 AM Asahi Bantam vs. White Rock AAA, South East field 11:30 AM Mini Asahi vs. West Van / Cypress Park Little League, South West field 2:00 PM Asahi Pee Wee vs. White Rock AA, North West field Main Event – Terminal League Championship Game 4:15 PM Legacy Ceremony, South East field 4:30 PM Asahi Midget vs. Vancouver Asahi, South East...

Anirevo 15

August 14-16.Vancouver Convention Centre. Ticketed Event. Canada’s largest anime convention,  Anirevo  (short for Anime Revolution) creates opportunities for fans to gather and experience a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels and performanaces, including art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance , gaming and musical performances.  Enjoy the creative programming made with a combination of ideas from gaming, pop, and Japanese culture, that consist of hundreds of hours of planning and preparations! The goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment, education, and cultural exchange. Anirevo gathers vendors, artists and exhibits to create a mini market where you can shop for anime and Japanese related products! Vendors bring vast collections of official goods that are hard to find in North America, while Artists come together to showcase an abundance of stunning art styles you will not find in official artworks! For Ticket information:...

Powell Street Festival...

August 1-2. 11:30-7:00. Oppenheimer Park. Free event. The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays. For all the details, please check out the online 2015 Festival Schedule or download the 2015 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 12.5 MB) or just the 2015 Festival Schedule (PDF, 1.7...

Nikkei Stories

12:00 pm, Saturday August 1, Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street (at Auditorium Stage). Free event. Launch of Nikkei Stories Video Series,  a series of short videos that explores the Nikkei experience in Vancouver through archival footage and interviews. Included in the launch will be short tours of sites in Japan town that are represented in the videos. Bring your mobile device and earbuds or headphones for the best...

Kushiro Park Dedication...

July 9, 2015. 9:00-10:30. Kamui Mintara (Playground of the Gods), Burnaby Mountain. Free Event. In recognition of the Golden Jubilee of the twinning of Kushiro and Burnaby featuring speeches and ceremony, a dedication to carvers, Nuburi Toko and his son, Shusei,  a tree planting ceremony and the formal dedication of Kushiro Park. From Lougheed Highway, turn north on Gaglardi Way to Centennial...

Vancouver Ondo Jul01

Vancouver Ondo

 Vancouver Ondo will be joining the Canada Day Parade Downtown for the 5th time this year. Now one of the largest groups of all in the parade (180 dancers last year) it is looking for dancers to participate. The entry fee is $10 per dancer / $5 per child. A limited number of Yukata and Happi rentals are available but you are encouraged to bring your own yukata. For more information and sign up please go to www.yayoitheatremovement.ca. See poster  enlargement in the Gallery...