HUI PAOAKALANI HAWAIIAN OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB

HUI PAOAKALANI HAWAIIAN OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB
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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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SATURDAY PADDLE - AUGUST 24, 2019

Aloha Hui & Friends,

We will be paddling this coming Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm out at the GSL Marina. Please pay your $2 entrance fee at the gate. The weather is projected to be warm - 95 degrees so bring your sunscreen protection, sunglasses, and a water bottle.  Please bring a food item to share during our Hui pot luck luncheon. See you in the waa!


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


Mahalo, Hui Paoakalani 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

NO PADDLE - SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH

Aloha Everyone,

The Hui will not be paddling this coming Saturday (8/17) due to previous commitments. Enjoy your Saturday with your Ohana.


Mahalo

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

NO PADDLE - SATURDAY AUG. 10TH

Aloha,

The Hui will be doing waa maintenance on Saturday (8/10) and will not be paddling at the GSL Marina.


Mahalo

Friday, August 2, 2019

Gene Chun Habitat for Humanity Memorial Build!!



Hey SLC and Hui Paoakalani ‘Ohana!! Thank you all who have signed up so far to come and pound nails for the Gene Chun Habitat for Humanity Memorial Build!!
We still need alot more volunteers however so look at your schedules and invite your spouses, partners, and friends!!
Here is the sign up link and the days available..
Sign Up link
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on [SignUp.com](http://signup.com/).
Each day is limited to a maximum of 15 volunteers per day, so SignUp is on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Lunch & drinks will be served each day of working and I would encourage you to also bring anything specific that you might want as we’ll.
It’s going to be a fun time pounding nails together and remembering Gene!!! Don’t worry if none of these dates work for any of you. There will be added dates as we go as well.


If you have any questions or problems signing up please don't hesitate to ask!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SATURDAY PADDLE - AUG. 3, 2019




Aloha Hui & Friends,

We will be paddling this coming Saturday from 10-2 pm out at the GSL Marina. Please pay your $2 entrance fee at the gate. The weather is forecasted to be warm - 98 degrees so bring your sunscreen protection, sunglasses, and a water bottle. For the Hui Potluck, we will be having Ahi Katsu & Shrimp - just like they serve out at the Kahuku Shrimp Shack! Broke da mouth! Please bring a food item to share if attending the pot luck. See you in the waa!


Mahalo 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

SATURDAY PADDLE - JULY 27, 2019



Aloha Hui Members and Friends,

We will paddle this Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10 am to 2 pm.  Weather forecasts shows temperatures between 85 - 90 degrees, mostly sunny with south winds shifting to NW winds at 10 to 15 mphs.  Be prepared for a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon  During the past few weeks, we have seen the annual brine shrimp flies and spider invasion at the Great Salt Lake Marina.  Hopefully once we paddle out of the marina, we will be fine.

We will have our usual pot luck luncheon.  This week Becki is making tacos so bring something that goes along with tacos or bring your favorite dish to share with us.  If you have any questions, please call Ben Au at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo,

Ben Au
Hui Paoakalani

Thursday, July 18, 2019

NO PADDLE - JULY 20, 2019

Aloha Hui & Friends,

No paddle this week but enjoy the sunshine and get outside.

Mahalo!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

No Paddle - Saturday July 13, 2019

Aloha Hui,

Due to excessive heat forecasted on Saturday at the marina, the Hui has decided to cancel our Saturday paddle. We will try again the following Saturday - weather permitting. Stay cool this weekend and drink plenty of liquids.  Mahalo.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

NO PADDLE - JULY 6, 2019

Sorry for the late post.  No paddle today because too many Hui members are out of town or otherwise busy with family plans.  Please check next week.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NO PADDLE - JUNE 29, 2019

Aloha Hui Members & Friends,

We will not be paddling on Saturday, June 29, 2019 because of family commitments and busy schedules this week.  We wish all of you a safe and Happy Independence Day - Fourth of July and if you are traveling to be with family for the holiday, drive safely!!  We will try again on July 6th so check our blog next week.

Mahalo,  Ben Au

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SATURDAY PADDLE - JUNE 22, 2019

Aloha Hui members and Friends,

We will be paddling this Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10 AM till  2 PM at the Great Salt Lake Marina.  Weather forecasts show a high of about 65 degrees and partly cloudy skies with winds at 10 to 15 mph WNW.  This is a fairly cool day for mid June so dress accordingly and expect Utah weather to change this time of year. 

We will have a potluck luncheon as normal with a menu of barbecue pork sandwiches, potato mac salad and anything else you may want to bring.  We appreciate the support from all of you and hope that you can make it this weekend.  If you have any questions, please call Ben Au at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo!!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 15 - No Paddle

Aloha Hui Members and Friends,

We will not be paddling this coming Saturday (6/15). We will try again on Saturday June 22nd. Enjoy  your Ohana and be careful around rivers and creeks with the snow melt off.

Mahalo

Friday, June 7, 2019

No Paddle - June 8th

Aloha Hui,

Due to a cold front hitting the Wasatch area later tonight, the Hui will not be paddling on Saturday June 8th out at the GSL Marina. We will try again next week.

Mahalo

Monday, May 27, 2019

SATURDAY PADDLE - JUNE 1, 2019



Aloha Hui Members & Friends,

Last Saturday we were able to rig and launch Na Wa'a (Outrigger Canoes) Hanohano and Duke Paoa Kahanmoku.  With both outrigger canoes in the water, we will be able to paddle with a little more fun and enjoy the company of more people on the water at the same time.  As you know, it is more fun to have some friendly competition when paddling against another canoe.  Also, we can accommodate more families and paddling with your ohana is always a great experience when we have keikis that are learning about their heritage.

Our Saturday Paddling sessions are from 10 am to 2 pm or whenever we get done.  We will have our traditional potluck luncheon as part of the paddling so please bring a potluck dish.  This week we are making some smoked Turkey to share so please bring whatever you feel like making or surprise us with one of your favorite dishes, salads or desserts.

Current weather forecasts for Saturday is partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees and winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.  As usual for this time of year, the weather can be unpredictable so please visit our blog to check on the status of the paddle.  Please bring water or drinks to keep yourself and family hydrated and dress appropriately for water activities.  Don't forget sunscreen or other protective gear (hats, sunglasses, etc) and footgear (slippers or old shoes) appropriate for water use. Don't forget to pay the entrance fee (about $3 per vehicle) to enter the Great Salt Lake Marina State Park.

One last note, we will have a short Safety Protocol Review prior to paddling.  For those of you that are new to outrigger canoe paddling, please visit our blog and click on our New Paddler Orientation!!
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If you have any questions, please call Ben Au at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo,

Ben Au

Thursday, May 23, 2019

HUI PAOAKALANI 2019 PADDLING SEASON OPENS - SATURDAY MAY 25TH

Aloha Hui Paoakalani Paddlers,

The 2019 Paddling Season will begin this weekend, Saturday May 25,  2019 at the Great Salt Lake Marina at 10 AM.  We will be rigging and launching Na Wa'a (Outrigger Canoes) and preparing them for the paddling season.  This will be our initial paddle of hopefully a very fun and exciting paddling season.  Reports from the Great Salt Lake Marina show that the lake has risen from record lows and we anticipate a very good water year will allow us to have a very fruitful paddling season.

With the weather forecasts showing a window for us to launch the outrigger canoes, we felt like we should take the opportunity to rig the canoes and launch at least one canoe and hopefully with your help, launch a second canoe.  Our sailing canoe, Kailana Kaleo is still under going maintenance  and we do not anticipate launching her until later this summer.  We will be at the marina from 10 am till after 2 pm, weather permitting.

Because of the unpredictability of the spring weather, please visit this blog for updates or if you have any questions, please call Ben Au at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo,

Ben Au
Hui Paoakalani


Sunday, May 12, 2019


Hau’oli La Makuahine - Happy Mother’s Day
 to all our 
Hui Paoakalani Mother’s and Aunties! 
We hope you have a great day and we’ll see you on the lake soon!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mahalo for your support!


Mahalo to all who supported our fundraiser. We look forward to a great paddling season. We hope to be on the lake mid-May 2019.  Continue to check the blog for updates!
-Hui Paoakalani

Thursday, April 25, 2019


REMINDER...
Hui Paoakalani Fundraiser Laulau and Poke pickup this Saturday! 10am to noon at the Pacific Heritage Academy.
Mahalo for your support!


Sunday, April 21, 2019

REMINDER: HUI PAOAKALANI LAULAU & POKE SALE - APRIL 27, 2019

Aloha Hui Members & Friends;

Just a quick reminder that we will be having our Laulau & Poke Sale this coming Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Hui members, we will be meeting at Larry & Pat Leong's Home in Bountiful on Friday to make and steam the laulaus.  Pick Up will be Saturday morning at the Pacific Heritage Academy in Rose Park, Salt Lake City.  For those wanting to pick up your orders in Utah County, please call Ben Au at 801-721-7026 to make arrangements.

Due to high demand, we are making approximately 400 laulaus and have sold 365 to date.  We are also making 40 pounds of Poke and have sold 34 pounds to date.  We will take orders until we sellout!!    If you have any questions or want to order, please email me at huipaoakalani@gmail.com or call / text message Ben Au at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo Nui!! 

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Hui Paoakalani Laulau and Poke Fundraiser!
E-mail orders to: huipaoakalani@gmail.com by April 20, 2019
Pick-up will be April 27, 2019 
*We are planning to have 2 pick-up locations - Orem and SLC
Please specify pick-up location on your order.
(Pick-up location will be announced soon)
Mahalo for your support!