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.

Friday, May 29, 2009

One Paddle...Two Paddle!

Enjoying the Lake on the StandUP!

Saturday Paddling, Jordanelle Camp and Shave Ice!!

The Hui will be paddling this Saturday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm @ the GSL Marina.
Also, If you haven't already done so...please RSVP and let Neal know if you will be participating in the Jordanelle Campout by Monday, June 1, 2009 you may email him at
Last...In preparation for the upcoming Utah Lake Festival (June 6th)and the Aloha Festival(June 27th), the Hui will be conducting a Shave Ice Making Clinic for ALL HUI MEMBERS. Please come learn and perfect your shave ice making can sample too! Clinic to be held Wednesday, June 1st 6:30 pm at the Hawaiian Cultural Center.
It's Aloha Friday...No work till Monday!
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hui Paoakalani is planning a Campout and Paddle June 12-13 at Jordanelle Reservoir. This will be a FUN event for the whole FAMILY!! If you are interested in extending the campout through Sunday...would you please e-mail Neal at so he can get a count of those who would like to extend the FUN!
Keep checking the blog...More details will be coming soon.

JUNE 6, 2009 - UTAH LAKE WATER FEST 10 am to 2 pm @ Utah Lake. The Hui will be participating in the "Green" event promoting non-motorized lake activities.
JUNE 19, 2009 - FATHER'S DAY KANIKAPILA POTLUCK 6:30 to 9:00 pm @ the Hawaiian Cultural Center
JUNE 27, 2009 - 2ND ANNUAL UTAH ALOHA FESTIVAL 10 am to 5 pm at the Hawaiian Cultural Center

Sunday, May 24, 2009

WE DID IT!!...Again! The 2009 Antelope Island Tatonka Hoe!

As of this past Saturday, all Three of our Wa'a have made the journey across the Great Salt Lake to Antelope Island. We want to thank Kumu Butch and Tyler Leong for steering and navigating Kai Lana Kaleo and Melinda Lei Hanohano to the island and back. Both crews got in a good work out and a great distance paddling experience. The crews would also like to thank Pat and Larry Leong, Becki Porter, Neal Hanohano, and Al Stroud for cooking the food and taking care of things back at the "Shack." We would also like to thank the GSL and Antelope Island Rangers for supporting us in our paddle. To see more pictures, click on the shutterfly link under "Hui Pictures" Check the blog for our next paddle date.
I Ku Mau Mau!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Weekend Paddle


The Hui will be doing a "Pau Hana" Friday paddle again after work on Friday at the GSL Marina (5 pm til dusk). Please bring a favorite treat to share with everyone. On Saturday, the Hui will be on the lake "all-day" long beginning at 8:30 am for those wishing to paddle to Antelope Island - a 16 mile distance paddle. We will have 2 wa'a available, if needed? Please bring appropriate sunscreen and water, etc. For the general public, you may show up beginning at 10:00 am. Please bring your favorite "side dish" to share with everyone for a "Pot Luck" lunch. As a reminder, a $2 Marina fee is required. Hui membership forms can be down loaded from the blog ( Also, the Hui does have a limited amount of Duke Water Fest t-shirts still available - $15 ea.

Also, congratulations to the Kumu Butch and his brave crew for steering & navigating the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku wa'a to its first ever Antelope Island crossing this past Saturday. The entire paddle covered nearly 16.2 miles was accomplished in a little under 3 hours! GEEV'UM BRAHDAH!!
A Hui Hou!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday May 18, 2009

Pau Hana Paddle today after work. See you at the Lake!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kanikapila Friday and Paddling Saturday...

Just a Reminder...
*Kanikapila Pot-luck Friday May 15th-6:30 pm at the Hawaiian Cultural Center
*Paddling Saturday May 16th-8:30 am-12 noon at the GSL Marina
Have a Great Weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Naitonal Learn to Row Day...June 6, 2009

Fellow Hui Member Lisa Pflugh wanted to pass this information on to all Hui Members...
June 6th is National Learn to Row day. The Great Salt Lake Rowing club (GLSR) participates in this national event and offers a fun introduction to rowing.
The event is free and runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm and is at the Great Salt Lake Marina (about 10 minutes west of the airport). Rowing is another great way to appreciate the Great Salt Lake.
Can you spread the word that the rowing club would love to have paddlers drop by? It’s just another way of appreciating the Great Salt Lake and being on the water.

Friday, May 8, 2009

No Paddling this Weekend-May 8-10, 2009

Aloha Everyone!
The Hui will be taking the weekend off from paddling...allowing our members to recuperate from the Water Fest and enjoy time relaxing with their families. Paddling should resume next weekend. Check the blog for up-dates.
Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pictures and Video

Pictures from the Water Fest have been uploaded to Shutterfly. A link to the Short Documentary on the Great Salt Lake which was shot and produced by Eric Bunch for the Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres is also available. Just look under "Hui Pictures and Video" and click on the appropriate link. Please note-you will need to have "quicktime" installed on your computer to view the video that Eric shot...if you don't have can always see it when you go to the movies at the Megaplex theatres!
A Hui Hou!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Mahalo Everyone!!
Thank you to each and everyone of you for your help and participation in making the 1st Annual Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Water Fest a success. This event would have never happened without each of you, your hard work and your support. Ho'okahi Ka 'Ilauhoe Like Ana....paddling together in one mind, one heart, and one soul. Again, THANK YOU for your help, your dedication, and your support! Enjoy your day. Get some rest, and we'll be paddling again real soon.