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Photo of the Asahi playing baseball

10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game on Sat. Aug 15th

Photo: Nikkei National Museum 2010.26.25.

10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game
Saturday, August 15th, 10:30am–2pm
Oppenheimer Park

Register online! or contact the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders at jcylvancouver [at] gmail.com.

Download the poster (PDF)

On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Carnegie Community Centre, and the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders of Vancouver at Oppenheimer Park for the 10th Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game!

The Vancouver Asahi were a Japanese Canadian baseball team that played in the Powell Street area, a historically Japanese Canadian community, from 1914 to 1941. Their home field was Oppenheimer Park.

We play baseball in recognition of the Vancouver Asahi for their contribution to the sport of baseball (the team was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2005), and for their place in and impact on the history of Canada, human and citizenship rights, and community-building.

The 10th Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game is a free, inclusive, and family-friendly place to play ball, eat hot dogs, and come together for some summer fun!

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