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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Monday, April 25, 2011


Aloha Everyone!
Hui Paoakalani will be assisting with set up for the 'Ohana Saturday.
Please meet at the Hawaiian Cultural Center (741 W. Smelter Street- Midvale, UT) this Saturday at 10 am to assist with the set up.
Please note...WE WILL STILL BE PADDLING....the"START" time for our Paddle/Potluck has been pushed back to 2pm.
Thanks for your support!
See you at the lake!

Click on the link below for more information 'Ohana Saturday:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2011 Poke Challenge...Congratulations to Ka 'Ohana Au and Ka 'Ohana Stroud!

Hui Paoakalani was well represented at the 2011 Poke Challenge. Here are some words from the Lei Aloha Blog...
The crowd was then given the honor to vote on their own personal favorite. Needless to say it was a tough decision. After the scores were tallied, everyone awaited the much anticipated answer to the burning question....who was this year's Poke Challenge Champion?!?!?!? SHOCKING would be an understatement to describe the following results:

Best Presentation: Ka 'Ohana Au
Best Tasting: Ka 'Ohana Au
Most Original: Ka 'Ohana Au

***see a pattern going on here???***

Crowd Favorite: Ka 'Ohana Au

3rd Place Overall: Ka 'Ohana Stroud
2nd Place Overall: Ka 'Ohana Tejada

and the 2011 P
Moke Cha
Mllenge Champion
Ka 'Ohana Au
Mahalo to ALL Hui Paoakalani Members who competed and Attended the 2011 Poke Challenge!
Last Years Winners were also members of Hui Paoakalani...Ka 'Ohana Porter.
Way to go EVERYONE!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hui Paoakalani Paddle and Potluck.
Saturday April 16th
10 am-2 pm
ALL ages and skill levels welcome!
See you at the lake!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pau Hana Paddle has been cancelled for today due to lack of manpower and available Hui Board Members. Check the blog for updates. Hopefully good weather will be more consistent soon.
Mahalo for your patience.
-Hui Paoakalani

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thursday Pau Hana Paddle Cancelled

Hui & New Paddlers;

Current weather forecasts show Thursday and Saturday as 50% rain/snow with high temperatures in the low 40 degrees and low temperatures in the mid 30 degrees area. Kumu Butch and I made a decision to cancel the Thursday Pau Hana Paddle for this week. While it is likely that Saturday paddle will also be cancelled, we will wait till Friday to check the weather forecasts again before making a final decision. Hopefully the weather will improve by Saturday or in the near future so that we can start paddling on a regular basis. We appreciate your patience and support. Call me at 801-721-7026 if you have questions.



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pau hana paddle on Monday

Kumu Butch and team put the Melinda Hanohano into the Great Salt Lake today (Saturday). She is currently tied to the dock – slip #3 on the North end of the GSL Marina across from the Hui Shack and is ready for a Pau Hana paddle on Monday at 5:30PM till dusk. That should give us about 2 1/2 hours to paddle and clean up. No pot luck is planned for Monday and Thursday paddles. If we have more paddlers, we will put the Duke into the water also. Please pass along this e-mail to those that I don’t have e-mail addresses for or to others who wish to paddle.

If you have any questions, call Ben at 801-721-7026.