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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2012
(Wed., March 21, 2012) –The City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and
The festival is aimed at capturing the historic and ancient traditions of canoeing, dating back to the Polynesian voyaging era. It is designed to educate and stir the imaginations of those interested in the original settlers of
The program will showcase a master canoe builder repairing a canoe, a paddle maker, educational booths, and a variety of sailing vessels. Rides will be offered to the public on the sailing canoe and double-hulled canoe. The Polynesian Voyaging Society will be in attendance with their voyaging canoes, Hokule’a and Kama Uheheu, moored in the bay. The educational voyaging canoe, Kanehunamoku, and charter schools Halau Ku Mana and Hakipu’u Learning Center, will host instructive booths to share the knowledge of voyaging through various hands-on activities.
This canoe festival is open to the public. On site registration is required to ride on the canoes. Food will be available to purchase. Come and enjoy the day at
Media contact: Iris Fukunaga, Kualoa Regional Park Manager, 237-8525