Aloha Gene

Aloha Gene
Click on image to view a video tribute to Gene, created by his family.

UTAH Stories Article-Hawaiian Canoe Club: Aloha from the Great Salt Lake

UTAH Stories Article-Hawaiian Canoe Club: Aloha from the Great Salt Lake
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Salt Lake Magazine Article-August 2014

Salt Lake Magazine Article-August 2014
Hui Paoakalani was featured in an article about the GSL in Salt Lake Magazine-August 2014 issue.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week of November 30 - December 6, 2008

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Due to conflicts, we will not be participating in the Bountiful City Light Parade on December 5th. We hope to see all of you at the Lashing Clinic this Wednesday December 3rd at 6:30 pm. I Ku Mau Mau!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your 'Ohana and friends. The Hui will be having a Wa'a lashing clinic next Wednesday (12/3) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Center. . This is an essential skill to learn and master. See you Wednesday! A Hui Hou!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Cheap Seats going for the BIG GAME!! Move over Hannah Montana. Step aside, David Archuleta. An even hotter act is coming to the Hawaiian Cultural Center this Saturday at 3:30 pm!! Even Bigger than KAHUKU FOOTBALL!! Come join your Hui Paoakalani 'Ohana at the Cultural Center and watch the BIG game on the BIG screen! Bring a potluck dish to share...shave ice will be crankin'....FREE for UTAH fans...and $5.00 for BYU fans (Eh, we gotta fix the hui shack some how)... just kidding. Seriously...join us Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and wear your colors!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week of November 16-22, 2008

Paddle Repair Clinic Tomorrow Night (11/19/2008)
Kumu Butch Porter will be teaching a "hands-on" paddle repair clinic tomorrow evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hawaiian Cultural Center. Paddles will be available to work on and some need TLC. This is a great opportunity to learn and spend time with your 'ohana and hui.
Also,a BIG MAHALO to all the men who helped with transporting and preparing the Duke wa'a for winter. We sure do appreciate all your help!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week of November 9-15, 2008

Aloha Hui Members!

Once again, Mahalo to all the Uncles who helped "hoist" up Kai Lana Kaleo for safekeeping in the Center throughout the winter months. We will be transporting the Duke wa'a from the GSL marina to the Center this coming Saturday, November 15th. We will meet at the "Hui Shack" at 9:30 a.m. Please e-mail Darren ( if you can help.

Please mark your calendars with the following: PADDLE REPAIR WORKSHOP -November 19, 2008 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Center. Kumu Butch will be teaching a "hands-on" workshop on repairing wa'a paddles. This workshop is a must for the novice paddler as the HUI is anticipating an EXCITING 2009 Wa'a Paddling Season!

BOUNTIFUL CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE-December 5, 2008. It will be in the evening. Dress warm and get your Santa hats and Jingle bells ready! It will be lots of fun! More details to be provided soon. We are still looking for a portable generator, and our own Kanakaloka (Hawaiian Santa Claus)...any volunteers????

GENERAL HUI MEETING/WORKSHOP: 1st Wednesday of each month beginning December 2008. Exact time will be determined soon.

Again, Mahalo for supporting Utah's 1st Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Club-Hui Paoakalani!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Help Needed Friday November 7th

We will be moving Kai Lana Kaleo out of the Center this Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. If you can help....we'd appreciate it! Mahalo!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week of November 2 - 8, 2008

Aloha Hui!
Sounds like everyone who went on the Wendover trip had a great time and all hui members returned back safely. Just a few items to put on your calendars...The Hui will be participating in the Bountiful Christmas Light Parade to be held Friday, December 5th. It will be a fun event! We are looking for a portable generator so we can decorate the Wa'a in Christmas lights. (contact Darren at if you can help) We invite ALL Hui members to participate. The parade route is about 1 1/2 miles long, dress warm, wear your Santa hat, bring your jingle bells, and the Hui will provide the glow sticks so you can be "lit-up" too! Also, we need one of you Uncles to dress as Santa's helper a.k.a.-"Santa", the will need to be the Hawaiian wear your surf shorts over your under armor leggings so you will be warm! :-) No worry...we will have hot cocoa at the end of the parade.
Next, there will be a Hui Board meeting for All Hui Board members this Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The General Hui Member meeting will be November 19th at 6:30 p.m., this meeting is for ALL Hui Members, and those interested in joining the Hui.
Some of you may have noticed, Kai Lana Kaleo is being repaired in the Center. Thanks to Uncle Butch, Uncle Larry and their crew for helping with these repairs.
The "Hui Shack" is also coming along great. The ceiling is almost finished being repaired...thanks to Uncle Gene and Uncle Darren. The next phase will include some deep cleaning, we will keep you posted through the blog.
Ryan Pogue has let us know that the new Wa'a should be ready by the end of this month. We will keep you posted as we find out the exact dates.
Thanks again to each one of you for your support. Please plan on supporting the Hui and participating in the parade on December 5th. I Ku Mau Mau!