As we start planning out BC summer bucket lists it's important to keep those exciting festivals in mind! The Powell Street Festival is Canada's largest Japanese festival and might be the largest festival of Japanese culture outside of Japan.
There's so much to see here that you can't take it all in at once so this festival runs over two days. You'll find lots of delicious and authentic Japanese food, fun music and a ton of live performances like dance, theatre, arts and sports.
This is the 43rd year of the Powell Street Festival and it's one of the best-attended street parties in the city. It always happens over the August long weekend so make sure you mark this festival on your calendar because Vancouver is pretty crazy that weekend with pride and fireworks that it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the amazing things to see and do!
The Powell Street Festival is happening on the August long weekend on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. It takes place on Powell Street in East Vancouver, the historic heart of our Japanese community, with the centre of the festival at Oppenheimer Park on the 400 block but the festival spills out into nearby streets and venues. Just follow the music and the scent of food. Best of all, the festival is totally free to attend! It usually goes from 11:30 AM to 7 PM.
Some of the highest case rates were recorded in the following regions: Nisga'a, Upper Skeena, Prince Rupert, the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, Howe Sound, and some small parts of the Fraser Health Region including Surrey and Abbotsford.
The map represents cases from January 2020 to April 2021 and it also shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each health area.
While case counts are always changing, case rates show a more holistic representation of the volume of cases in relation to the population of a certain area
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If you're looking for a new work opportunity, there are over 2,000 Amazon jobs in B.C. opening up this year as a result of a new expansion across the province.
According to a press release by Amazon Canada, there will be five new sites in British Columbia including an "advanced robotics fulfillment centre" in Vancouver, a sorting centre in Langley, and delivery stations in Langley, Pitt Meadows, and Delta.
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Huge companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon often have job openings around Canada, so if you're looking to hop on a new career path, you may want to keep an eye on those job boards.