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
click on image to view entire UTAH STORIES article

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kanikapila this Friday and Paddling on Saturday

Aloha Everyone,

This is just a reminder regarding Kanikapila/Potluck. It will be held Friday April 3, 2009 @ 6:30pm.
Please note that laulau will NOT be sold at this Kanikapila. It will be regular potluck. Click on link for flyer:[1].pdf

Also...the Hui is planning on paddling this Saturday(weather permitting). Please check back on Friday to make sure.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Melinda Lei Kekauoha Hanohano

Our newest Wa'a was named and blessed in a private ceremony this past week. The Wa'a was named after Melinda Lei Kekauoha Hanohano, our former Ka Lama Mohala Foundation President. Mahalo to all who gave of their time, energy, and love to make this event so special. May Melinda's spirit of Aloha continue to live on in all who paddle and are associated with this special wa'a.

2009 Membership Forms Available

2009 Membership forms are now available below and on the Centers website . Once on the on "Our Services" then click on "Wa'a" to access the forms. Or click on links below:

All Members will need to print out and sign each form. Checks are to be made out to KLMF (Ka Lama Mohala Foundation) or you may pay by Credit Card during the Center hours.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Mahalo to everyone who gave of their time and energy to help at the Ho'ike this past Saturday. Our Hui Fundraiser went well as all the rice bowls "SOLD OUT!!" A BIG MAHALO to Ben and Larry for organizing the food, as well as all of you who helped prepare and cook food, load-up supplies, and volunteered time at the Ho'ike.
Please note...The registration forms for the upcoming season will be available very shortly. We will have a link to Centers website where you will be able to access and print out the needed registration forms. Questions or comments regarding the upcoming season may be directed to:
Be sure to mark your calendars for the DUKE KAHANAMOKU WATER FEST to be held May 2, 2009 at the Great Salt Lake South Marina. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please send an e-mail with your contact information to:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hui Fundraiser

Chicken Rice Bowl
Kalua Pig Rice Bowl
$5.00 each
Quantities Limited
Look for Us at the Ho’ike!
Saturday March 21,2009
Hunter High School

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hui General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday March 17, 2009
6:30 pm
@ the Hawaiian Cultural Center
Volunteers are needed for this Saturday's Ho'ike.
The Hui has been asked to help collect tickets and serve as ushers. We will also be selling Teriyaki chicken and Kalua Pig rice bowls, and will need a few Hui members to be at our Display table to help answer questions from the public.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Raffle Donations Wanted for Ho'ike

The Ka Lama Mohala dancers and the Hawaiian Cultural Center are seeking donations to be raffled off at the Ho'ike this Saturday. Any donations are baskets, services, gift cards to stores or restaurants, t-shirts, electronics, etc. all are welcome. If you or a business you know of would like to donate an item or service. Please contact Angie at: . Mahalo!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ka Lei Hanohano


The Ka Lama Mohala Hula Group and San Francisco’s own Halau o Keikiali`i, presents a hula production entitled, “Ka Lei Hanohano” (The Esteemed Lei). This performance will showcase ancient and modern Hawaiian Mele (songs) through haunting chants and mesmerizing hula. The performance is set for Saturday, March 21, at 5:00 pm and will be held at the theater at Hunter High School in West Valley City. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Ticket prices are $10.00 pre-sale ($15 at the door).
This production “Lei Hanohano” is in honor and in memory of Melinda Lei Hanohano. The Lei (floral wreath) have many connotations. Its most literal being a wreath entwined with various flowers and foliage. Pua or flowers in mele (songs) symbolize people, location, feelings and emotions. On a deeper level and in this case, the lei symbolizes a loving family who all came together, uniting to support a common cause which was to help promote and perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture through their many endeavors being involved at the Center. Melinda had a pivotal role and was often seen as being one of the "back-bone" of the Center. Melinda will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Hawai`i’s last king, Kawika Kalakaua once said, “Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people”. The center has been working with Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche with Halau o Keikiali`i of San Francisco. He will also be bringing his students to perform at this event, says Kumu Kawika, “Our audience will enjoy a powerful performance and gain a deeper understanding of Hawai`i, its people and traditions. The ancient songs and dances teach us of Hawai`i’s ancient histories. Through hula we learn of our past which then guides our future.” Dances of the old and new will be presented along with story telling, chant, haunting melodies and elaborate clothing.
The Midvale Hawaiian Cultural Center was established in 2006 with the help of the Ka Lama Mohala Foundation with the mission of preserving and perpetuating all things Hawaiian.

You may purchase tickets in advance at the Hawaiian Cultural Center.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Weekend Paddle Cancelled

Saturdays (3/7) paddle at the GSL has been cancelled due to poor weather. Please check blog next week for a paddle up-date.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paddle this Saturday

The Hui plans to take the Wa'a out this Saturday March 7, 2009. We will be there from 10 am - 3 pm. (Weather permitting). Plan on bringing some food to share or some money to pay for food. If DO NOT have a NEW BLUE GSL sticker on your parking tag, please be prepared to pay the $2.00 entry fee. Everyone who has paid Hui dues is entitled to a sticker. Questions may be directed to See you Saturday!!