A huge helping of Hapa high-fives to everyone who made our festival extra special this year. A special thanks to all our gorgeous volunteers and organizing committee, super-cool sponsors, attending speakers&presenters, media friends and of course, our attendees!

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We can't wait to see you in 2015!

Congratulations to our inaugural award winners: Fred Wah, Ann Makosinski, and Kip Fulbeck (L-R).  Photo by Jordan Yerman of the Vancouver Observer. Awards by Eclipse Awards.

Congratulations to our inaugural award winners: Fred Wah, Ann Makosinski, and Kip Fulbeck (L-R). 
Photo by Jordan Yerman of the Vancouver Observer. Awards by Eclipse Awards.


Sunday Sept 28 - Last Day of the Festival!

We can't believe today is the last day of 2014's festival! It's been an amazing run, and today's events are going to be wonderful as well! 

As usual with our festival, both events are Free! We look forward to seeing you there.

More details HERE.

Join the family fun! Travel the world with family friendly yoga led by Nargis Dhirani and Sunkosi Maya starting at 1pm, followed with music by soulful singer and song-writer Green Tara at 2pm, and closing with the dynamic dance and music of Compaigni V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Métis Dancers at 3pm. Throughout the event there will be fun family activities, including ultimate balloons by Michael Ouchi, face painting, a photo booth, and an interactive art project celebrating our heritage. 

Location: Granville Island Picnic Pavilion, adjacent to Cat’s Social House and waterpark

SUNDAY SEP. 28, 4PM-8:30PM
DANCE: 4:15PM-6:30PM

Come unwind after the festival with the Hapa-palooza crew at a free family-friendly dance and movie screening. The Vancouver Blues and Fusion Dancers and The Blues Cafe will be presenting a public dance with the city’s best blues & fusion dance DJs. The Vancouver Asian Film Festival and Hapa-palooza will be presenting a special film screening of Jeff Chiba Stearns' feature documentary, One Big Hapa Family, starting at 7pm with director Q&A to follow.

Location: Aché Brasil, 314 East Broadway Street

You're Invited to Hip Hapa Hooray!

On Saturday, Sept 27, 2014, we have partnered with the Nikkei National Museum to hold our flagship event, the Hip Hapa Hooray Celebration!  There will be Mixed Drinks, Hapa-tizers by Hapa-Izakaya, tunes by singer-songwriter Buckman Coe, the Canadian opening of Kip Fulbeck's 'part asian 100% HAPA' exhibit, and of course Hapa-palooza Festival's inaugural awards!

Here's your invitation. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP by clicking HERE!

TONIGHT! Mixed Voices Raised (finished)

NOTE: Thanks to everyone who attended this incredible event! If you were there, you know what we were talking about! We laughed, we cried, we sang, we shared. Our speakers rocked it.


We can't wait to hear our eight talented storytellers weave their tales tonight!


Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice MacKay RoomFree Event

An evening of stories from the heart: Join 8 dynamic storytellers including CBC radio host Margaret Gallagher, Delhi2Dublin's Tarun Nayar, slam poet champion Sebastien Wen, poet Jonina Kirton, artist and facilitator Vanessa Richards, activist Kathryn Lennon, storyteller Aeryn Williams, and community organizer Angela Kruger as they share true tales from the heart about their experiences growing up with mixed heritage. Curated by Ricepaper magazine editor and festival co-founder Anna Ling Kaye