Aloha Gene

Aloha Gene
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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, June 19, 2009

Paddling on Saturday - It's a Go!!

Aloha Hui. We will be paddling tomorrow morning at the GSL beginning with rigging the wa'a at 8:30 am. Due to the shortage of Hui members available on Saturday, it is critical to arrive on-time and remain there to help put the wa'a away when done. If someone has to leave early, this might warrent pulling the wa'a out of the water early.

Mahalo, Darren

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Week of June 14-20, 2009

We hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather.
There is a Center Clean-up scheduled for tomorrow-Wednesday, June 17th. They will be meeting at 5 pm. Please bring outdoor gardening tools and gloves to help if you are available.
Also, please RSVP for this Saturday's paddle. We are trying to get a count on who will be there because several of our Hui Members will not be available to help that day.
The pictures with this post were taken and provided to the Hui by GSL Ranger Eric. Be sure to Thank him when you see him.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MAHALO FOR YOUR HELP!! and Jordanelle Camp-out Postponed

Aloha Hui!
A BIG MAHALO to EACH of YOU who came out to HELP and SUPPORT at the Utah Lake Festival. It was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Both the Wa'a and the Ho'olauna project were busy with people coming through all day. Our Hui Members gave about 321 wa'a rides!! MAHALO to Kumu Butch and his crew for keeping everyone safe on the water that day. We were warmly received by members of the general public with so many positive comments!
Also, THANK YOU to the Musicians-Uncle Larry, Uncle Al and Kekau. And the Hula Dancers-Moana, Kris, Christine, and Nohea for sharing their time and talents.
*A FEW REMINDERS...the Jordanelle Camp-out is postponed for later this Summer, The Hui will be paddling this Saturday at the GSL, and Pictures from the Utah Lake can be accessed by clicking on the link found on our blog. Mark your calendars....our next big event is the UTAH ALOHA FESTIVAL-June 27th.
THANKS AGAIN!! As always, check the blog for updates and information.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Utah Lake Water Festival June 6, 2009

Aloha Hui Members!
We hope you are all planning on being at the Utah Lake Water Festival. Again the Hui was invited to this event, and we would like to take advantage of the opportunity to promote the Hui, the Sport of Outrigger Canoeing, The Hawaiian Cultural Center, and the upcoming Aloha Festival.
Hui Board Members will be meeting at the lake at 7:30 am Saturday morning to set up the tents and rig the wa'a. We invite each of you to join us! If you cannot come at 7:30 am, please come and help when you can. The event starts at 10am and runs until 2pm. This is a FREE event which promotes GREEN (non-motorized) lake activities.
We will need your help in our mini wa'a training clinic, and other Hui related activities that day. Dress for the weather and bring a potluck item to share if you plan to have lunch with the Hui.
We will be offering wa'a rides to members of the general public after they complete a mini training clinic. Once the members of the general public go through the clinic and sign the Hui waiver, they will be given a ticket which will allow them on the wa'a.
Seats number 1, 4, and 6 will be occupied by Hui Members. Kumu Butch or Tyler (Assistant Coach) will give Hui Members direction as to where they will sit if they are assisting in paddling with the general public. Please be respectful to their decisions. Kumu Butch has great knowledge of the water and has had many years of paddling experience. He is also aware that paddling in fresh water conditions can present challenges that are different from from the salt water or ocean paddling experience. Again, we ask you to respect him and the decisions he makes with regards to whether or not you help paddle in the canoe with members of the general public on board. If you are NOT paddling...please know that your help is still needed with the mini clinic.
Also, please let Darren know whether or not you'll be attending the event, and the time you'll be available to help. We are trying to get a count. You can e-mail him at or call him at 801.243.7473.
Again this Event is at Utah Lake. Take the Provo-Center Street Exit (Exit 265), turn Right and follow the road to the Utah Lake Marina.
If you have a Hui shirt please wear it!
Thanks again for your help! We'll see you Saturday at Utah Lake!
I Ku Mau Mau!
**FYI...If you didn't already know, we are now posting our events on the Hawaiian Cultural Centers Calender of Events. A link to the Calendars are located on the left had side of our blog. Our next BIG event will be the Aloha Festival to be held on June 27, 2009 all day at the Hawaiian Cultural Center.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Utah Lake Waterfest is this weekend. The wa'a are already down in Provo. We will need help setting up.
Friday-meet at 6 pm
Saturday-meet at 8:30 am
Please wear a Hui t-shirt on Saturday- if you have one.