Powell Street Festival

On Sunday, we drove to East Vancouver to check out the Powell Street Festival.  We have heard great things of this festival from friends and family and we decided to go here rather then the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Having never gone to The Powell Street Festival, I didn’t know much about it:

The Powell Street Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage that features something for everyone: dance, music, film and video, visual arts, martial arts demos, amateur sumo tournament, craft vendors, traditional displays, and of course, tons of scrumptious Japanese food.

I was happy to have been able to find parking so close to the event and figured, most people must be in downtown Vancouver taking in Pride for there to have been parking.  I was pleasantly surprised to see just how big and just how many people were there!

We met up with family and friends and also ran into a few other people we know.  The Amateur Sumo Wrestling competition is an event my BIL has been participating in for a few years now.

Sumo Wrestling at the Powell Street Festival

Photo credit to my partner.

We spent a few hours hanging out in Oppenheimer Park.  The sun was blazing as it was another gorgeous day in Vancouver.  I enjoyed just sitting on the grass in the shade, relaxing and taking in the festival and playing a few hands of Uno.  I even laid down for quite some time staring up into the trees above and watching the various types of birds flying overhead.

Before everyone headed out after lunch, we were trying to decide where we were going to have our BBQ picnic that evening.  I was so happy to have suggested heading back into New Westminster to Moody Park which has a water park.  It was so incredibly refreshing to play in the water park!  Two of the ladies joined my son and I, fully clothed, in the water park feeling the refreshing drops of water that were spraying off the top of the water spouts.

I enjoyed the water park in my shorts and tank top both before and after dinner!

3 thoughts on “Powell Street Festival

  1. Thanks Jake! I really enjoyed your writing.
    I wasn’t sure if anyone had a picture of me in the event. It’s a good shot. Thanks for posting!

    • Your sister has a few photos of you wrestling, some of which may be posted on FB. Thanks for your hospitality over the weekend. We had a great time! Actually felt like a vacation!

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