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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Aloha Hui and Friends, The Hui will be paddling this Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm. Pot luck menu is a Korean theme. Aunty Becki is making some Korean Pork Belly Lettuce wraps so bring something to go along with the theme or just bring some ono kine desert. If you have questions, call Ben at 801-721-7026. Mahalo!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


The Hui will be paddling this Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10 am to 2 pm. Pot luck lunch at 12 Noon. Main Menu is Chili and Hot Dogs. Mahalo, Ben

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Sorry Hui and Friends. We have decided to cancel our paddle session for this Saturday due to weather concerns (thunderstorms) forecast for this Saturday. Hopefully we can return to paddling the next 2 weekends, Saturday July 25, 2015 and August 1, 2015. Please check back on this blog site for definitive plans. Mahalo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


HUI PAOAKALANI SCHEDULE: KUMU KALEO’S ALPHA DELTA KAPPA CONVENTION IN SLC Tuesday July 7th: • 5 pm Drive to GSL Marina to hitch trailer and haul wa’a to Grand America Hotel (Only Ben, Butch & Darren) • 7 pm – 9 pm Unload and rig canoe in courtyard. Trailer will remain at Grand America Hotel east parking lot. Hui Members Wednesday July 8th: • 10 am All available Hui Members, Meet at Grand America Hotel to help Kumu set up. PHA student will arrive by 10:30 am. • 11 am – 12 Noon Convention workshop; Kumu also wants a Hui table so we can sell t-shirts and answer questions. Both wa’a need to be removed from the hotel courtyard by 1:30 pm and loaded back on the trailer and returned to the marina to rig and launch. • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm All available Hui Members; Rig and launch wa’a at GSL Marina Thursday July 9th: • 10 am Shopping, pick up Ahi for Poke before 3 pm and drop off to Butch • 12 – 4 pm All available Hui Members: We need to move our 4 Men Canoe, Kumu Paoa, out of the Lokahi Exhibit. • 4 pm Lau Lau/ food prep (Larry and assigned group will make laulaus since we are only making about 100 or so small laulaus.) Everybody else can concentrate on their assigned foods Friday July 10th: • All Day Prep food as assigned • 3 pm Meet at GSL Marina to BBQ Chicken and set up • 5 pm Hawai’I group arrives at marina on a bus and will need to depart by 8:00 pm. SATURDAY JULY 11TH: NO PADDLE THIS WEEKEND. MENU: Laulau (Mini Laulaus with 1 bag luau leaves) Assigned: Larry assisted by assigned Hui members Poke 15 to 20 lbs. Assigned: Butch & Becki assisted by Ben, Kwan Ki etc. BBQ Chicken (30 lbs. of Korean Spicy Chicken) Assigned: Ben, Kwan Ki Rice (1 bag) Assigned: Larry’s Group Green Salad / Mango & Pineapple Cole Slaw Assigned: Shauna & Kawehi Cake / Desserts Assigned: Ben to order from Sam’s Club or Costco Plus Kawehi will make some cake. Water Melon Assigned: Ben to shop and pick up Water (Ice and water) Ben pick up at Sam’s Club PLEASE CALL BEN AU AT 801-721-7026 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Aloha Hui and Friends, Today we will be paddling in the morning from 10 am to 12 Noon. After we have a pot luck lunch, we will be pulling both outrigger canoes out of the water and preparing them for Kumu Kaleo and the ALPHA DELTA KAPPA Convention for teachers which will be held in Salt Lake City at the Grand America Hotel next week. There will be no paddling next week as we host the Hawaii Chapter members attending the convention. If you have any questions, please contact us at our Hui Paoakalani email. Mahalo!!