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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FYI: GSL Documentary


I know it is last minute notice, but could you please let Hui Paoakalani and friends know that we are showing our documentary about the Great Salt Lake tomorrow night at HawkWatch International.

Thank you for all your help with our documentary.

I posted the details below.


Shirley Erickson Gorospe, Director
Evaporating Shorelines
Backlight Pictures, LLC
801-280-9084 phone
Great Salt Lake Audubon and HawkWatch International are showing a work-in-progress screening of Evaporating Shorelines, a documentary about the Great Salt Lake. We would like you to join us to provide input on this documentary. Admission is free. Come early and stay late. Networking and Q&A before and after the screening. Please tell anyone else you think might be interested.

The screening will take place at Hawkwatch International. Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP at

Here is a link to the trailer:

Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation received a permit from the Utah Department of Natural Resources to expand their industrial operations. 91,000 acres of shorelines, wetlands, and water on the Great Salt Lake are in jeopardy.

Fifteen non-profit organizations have joined together to form Keep The Lake Great to protect these 91,000 acres. This coalition is appealing to the Army Corps of Engineers to stop this project. This documentary, Evaporating Shorelines, includes commentary from government officials, scientists, attorneys, and residents of Utah, about the value of the lake from the scientific viewpoint to the aesthetics of the lake to recreational usage. The film includes footage of the amazing birds, plants, and animals that are crucial to this ecosystem.

Please write your letters for public comment to:

Jason Gipson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Utah Regulatory Office
533 West 2600 South, Ste. 150
Bountiful, Utah 84010
(801) 295-8380 x 14

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Polynesian Cultural Center
DATE: February 13 or 14 CASTING
TIME: 10:00am-6:00pm
LOCATION: Jeff Johnson Casting
2150 South Main St Suite 102, SLC UT 84115
DATE: February 24 and 25 VIDEO SHOOT

  Hi I am a casting director looking for Hawaiians who live in Utah. this is the info I am sending to people, If you could pass this around to people you know I would really appreciate it.

I am looking for Hawaiian Families that live in Utah. This project is for the Polynesian cultural center its being shot in Utah. There are no lines Pay is $150.00 per day and they need to be available to  work on Feb 24 and 25. This is a period piece so they will be wearing traditional Hawaiian Clothing. I need all ages Male and Female 5yrs old to 70 yrs old. 

If you are or you know someone  who is Hawaiian or looks Hawaiian please send this to them or  have them come to my office between 10 am and 6pm Monday Feb 13, 2012 or Tuesday Feb  14, 2012.  We will take 3 quick pictures, and then send them on to the director. Please forward this info to anyone you know who might fit the descriptions.   My office address Jeff Johnson Casting  2150 South Main St. Suite 102 Salt Lake City, Ut 84115

Jeff Johnson