Hawaiian Culture

‘Aha ‘Aina 2018

07.07.2018 0

Our 2018 ‘Aha ‘Aina will be on July 22 in the Waikapu Ballroom at King Kamehameha Golf Course.

The night will be filled with musical entertainment and hula by our keiki. Door open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:00pm. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time by calling (808) 893-2124.

Get your raffle tickets from HCC Members today! You do no need to be present to win!

Do you have a silent auction item you would like to donate? Please complete this form and contact Lisa at (808) 893-2124.


See you there!


‘Aha ‘Aina 2015

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Our annual ‘Aha ‘Aina will be on July 19 at the Kamehameha Golf Course in the Waikapu Ballroom.

Dinner and raffle tickets will go on sale in June.

1st Place Raffle Prize: Outrigger Zone canoe of choice!

2nd Place Raffle Prize: 2 Night Stay at the Four Seasons Wailea

If you are interested in purchasing a table or sponsoring this event, please contact Arianna at info@hawaiiancanoeclub.org

Kaho’olawe excursion details

06.25.2013 0

Kaho‘olawe Excursion June 26-28, 2013
Dates and plans have changed, please read closely

Tuesday, June 25    8:00am            ‘Ukana (luggage) is due to the hale (one bag per person)

Wednesday, June 30    5:00am       Parents drop off at Makena Landing
5:30am        Depart Makena Landing for Hakioawa

Friday, June 28             10:00am    Return to Makena Landing, bus returns us to hale
Parents/trucks welcomed to meet us to help transport ‘ukana

Friday, June 28               2:45pm       Practice for all keiki 13 & under
4:00pm        Practice for all keiki 14 & up

Packing List    
*You are allowed one personal bag.  Your tent can be packed in a second bag.
*’Ukana must be packet in three 3m trash bags or a dry bag.  Please pack extra 3m trash bags in your luggage for the return trip.
*All items must be labeled with your name including your ‘ukana bag.
Tent (no bigger than 4-person / group up with other keiki)
Sleeping bag
2 sets of clothes (we will be hiking, working in the sun, and hanging around camp)
1 set of warm cloths/Pajamas
Sturdy shoes & socks (we will do lots of hiking in kiawe forest)
Swimsuits / rash guard / surf shorts
Joy dishwashing liquid (the only effective soap to use during ocean bathing)
Toiletries (no showers, we are bathing in the ocean)
Flash light or head lamp
Water bottle or CamelBak
Sunscreen & Hat
Optional: Clothes line / clothes pins / tarp (coordinate with tent-mates)

$65 includes all meal and transportation.  Payment accepted in cash, credit cards or checks payable to Hawaiian Canoe Club.  Due Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30pm.

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Moloka’i Excursion, June 9-11 UPDATED

06.05.2013 0

June 5, 2013

Aloha Parents,

Molokai Excursion
Our excursion to Moloka‘i runs from Sunday, June 9 to Tuesday, June 11.  Please drop off you keiki’s ‘ukana (limited to one bag) at the Hale by noon on Thursday, June 6.  We recommend packing ‘ukana in three 3M trash bags to keep it watertight or purchasing a dry bag from Tri Paddle or Sports Authority.  Please be sure to properly label all of your keiki’s ‘ukana.

Moloka‘i Itinerary
Sunday, June 9, 2013
5:00am or 7:00am- Parents drop off HANAKA’O’O BEACH IN LAHAINA (13 & unders leave at 5am, 14 & up at 7am)
8:00am- Depart Maui in three canoes and the Pualele for Puko‘o, Moloka‘i
10:00am- Arrive at Puko‘o, Moloka‘i and have lunch
12:00pm- Work in nearby fishpond
6:00pm- Dinner and activities at Puko‘o

Monday June 10, 2013
6:30am- Wake up
8:00am- Huaka‘i to Halawa Valley. Hike into valley and work in kalo patches
6:00pm- Dinner and activities at Puko‘o
NO KAMALI‘I PROGRAM. There is practice for those not on the excursion

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6:30am- Wake up
8:00am- Depart Puko‘o, Moloka‘i for Hanaka‘o‘o Beach, Maui
11:00pm- Bus pick at Hanaka‘o‘o, Maui
1:00pm- Arrive back to Hale
NO KAMALI‘I PROGRAM.  Keiki can hang out until practice or be picked up.
2:45pm- 13 & under crews practice
4:00pm- Teenager Division practice (14 boys/girls & up)

‘Ukana List (packing list)
•    Gloves
•    Sleeping bag
•    Swim suit & towel
•    Tabis or reef walkers (for work in fishpond)
•    Hiking shoes
•    Slippers
•    Hat & sunscreen
•    2 sets of extra clothes + sleeping clothes (one set of warm clothes also recommended)
•    Flashlight, toiletries & medications
•    Extra trash bags
•    Windbreaker or poncho (rain expected)
•    Tent (Please share with other keiki.  Tent allowed to be packed in an extra bag.)

The cost of the trip is $50.00 pay Ka‘uhane, Michelle, Mary, or Kaimana ASAP.  Cash, check, & credit card accepted

Kamali’i Program & keiki paddling calendar set

05.31.2013 0

The calendar for the Kamali’i Summer Enrichment Program, which runs June 3 – July 21, had been set.  You can download a pdf version here.

Highlights of the summer include three off-island excursions: Moloka’i from  June 9-11, Kaho’olawe from  June 30-July 3, and Lana’i from July 13-15.

If you have any questions about the calendar please send us an email at info@hawaiiancanoeclub.org or call us at 808-893-2124.

MCHCA Scholarship application available

05.12.2013 0

The Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association (MCHCA) has released the application for its annual youth scholarship.  The application and supporting documents are due July 6, 2013

MCHCA Scholarship details:

Purpose:  To provide financial assistance for higher education to current high school graduates of Maui County.

Eligibility: Must be a Maui County resident and have received a State of Hawai’i high school diploma this academic year.  Be an active MCHCA Club member for at least 2 years.

Click to download MCHCA Scholarship Application as a doc

Click to download MCHCA Scholarship Application as a pdf

Hawaiian Canoe Club members can email questions to executive director Kaimana Brummel at info@hawaiiancanoeclub.org

To lean more about MCHCA visit www.imuamchca.org

Kamali’i Program details

06.05.2012 0

HCC Kamalii Calendar 2012 updated 6/5/12

Aloha Parents,

Welcome to the Hawaiian Kamali’i Program!  The program hours are 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday through Friday except for excursion days.  On normal program days please make sure your child has eaten a healthy lunch before they come to the hale, has a snack to eat while here, and drinks lots of water.  Every day, all keiki should pack a hat, sunscreen, swimming clothes, a towel and a dry set of clothes to change into afterwards.  Please do not allow your keiki to bring video games, valuable toys or excessive cash during the day.

We will be teaching ‘ukulele this summer. If you have an ‘ukulele that your keiki can use this summer you may store it here at the hale in our locked closet.

Our club website is a great tool to keep you up-to-date and informed.  The regatta schedule, MEO bus schedule and other pertinent information is posted and updated weekly.

All keiki members are expected participate in our ‘Aha ‘Aina on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Dunes at Maui Lani.  This is our main fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds of this event help to offset Kamali’i Program expenses.  The keiki showcase the hula they have learned over the summer with the entire HCC ‘ohana.  All keiki are expected to sell one dinner ticket and 20 raffle tickets.   Tickets will be issued in mid-June.

Dues & Other Fees
The Kamali’i Program is free, but all keiki are expected to pay their club paddling dues of $80.  See Kaimana Brummel if you are interested in a payment plan.  Off-island excursions fees are listed below. Excursions fees are used to pay for safety boats, food, and ground transportation.

Off-Island Excursions
We are looking for boat to escort us during the off-island excursions.  Parents are welcomed to join us.  Fees are listed below.  Keiki must apply to go to Kaho‘olawe due to safety and cultural protocols.  Details will be communicated as the excursion draws near.

Lana‘i  – Saturday, June 23 thru Monday, June 25        Fee:  $75/person

Kaho‘olawe  – Thursday, June 28 thru Sunday, July 1    Fee: $ 110/person

Moloka‘i Sunday, July 15 thru Tuesday, July 17        Fee:  $ 80/person

On-Island Excursions
Most Wednesdays we take our on-island excursions.  Keiki should be at the hale at 8:00am on these days.  Please pack lunch, snack and water.  Practice will be at normal time on these days 2:45am-4:00pm.

Aloha Pumehana,
Hawaiian Kamali?i Program Staff

Aloha ‘Aina 20th Anniversary

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Aloha ‘Aina 20th Anniversary: Stopping the Bombing of Kaho‘olawe

Thursday, September 8, 2011

6:30 pm Student Lounge, Pilina Building UH Maui College


The parallel stories of struggle to free Kaho’olawe from the U.S. Military and the challenge of re-establishing inter-Polynesian voyaging by the Polynesian Voyaging society through Hokule’a

Sponsored by the PKO & Hawaiian Studies & Language, UHMC


Saturday, September 10, 2011

4:30pm to 9:30pm Hawaiian Canoe Club, Kahului Harbor

Music & Entertainment

Poetry | Film: “Mai Ka Piko Mai, A Ho’i: Return to Kanaloa” | ”All our Aloha in One Kanaloa Uniting” in a commitment to Aloha ‘Aina and Kanaloa- Kaho’olawe | Silent auction and fundraising | ‘Ono Food and drinks

Sponsored by the PKO & Hawaiian Canoe Club



Kalua Turkey Sale

05.20.2011 0

HCC will hold their famous Kalua Turkey Sale on Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Tickets are available at the HCC office at Kahului Harbor or through HCC keiki members.  HCC is asking for a $7 donation for a 1 lbs bowl.

All proceeds of the HCC Kalua Turkey Sale support HCC’s paddling programs.

The mission of HCC is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.  For more information on this or other HCC programs, please visit hawaiiancanoeclub.org or call 893-2124.

Winter Break paddling for keiki

12.15.2010 0

Join Coach Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai this Winter Break for OC2 paddling at Kahului Harbor.

This FREE program for keiki grades 6-8 will be offered from 12pm-3pm on December 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30.

Experienced and new keiki are welcomed.  Keiki will paddle, participate in Hawaiian culture activities, and learn Hawaiian oli (chants).

SIGN UP: Call the HCC office at 893-2124.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Keiki paddlers happy after their race

Hawaiian Cultural Class with ‘Iokepa Nae’ole

05.23.2010 0

Hawaiian Canoe Club is proud to announce a new Adult Hawaiian Cultural Class being offered on THURSDAYS at 7:00pm in HCC’s classroom.  Hawaiian cultural specialist and HCC member ‘Iokepa Nae’ole will cover a wide range of topics related to Hawaii and Hawaiian culture.  All members of the HCC ‘ohana are welcome.  The class is free.

Questions? Please call 893-2124

The mission of Hawaiian Canoe Club is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.

Ho’omana’o i Na Wa i Huliau

05.19.2010 0

This coming Saturday, May 22, 2010 will be the first time the AMAZING show, Ho’omana’o I Na Wa I Huliau, will be shown in Old Wailuku Town at the Historic Iao Theater!  Seating begins at 6:30pm.

Ho’omana’o I Na Wa I Huliau is a collection of the images shown in HD on a huge 24ft wide screen, paired with the mana’o of Kupuna Sam Ka’ai, sharing stories and wisdom of the ways of the people of old.   Wisdom that still has resonance and applicability in these modern times.

Kumu Hula Kapono’ai Molitau is preparing a one-of-a-kind pre-show journey that will carry you back to a time before outside contact, before the distractions of modern life bombarded us.
After the show will provide a time to kukakuka, talkstory, with the traditional practicioners, Kupuna, and Shane Tegarden, the photographer that brought this vision to life.

Join us in taking this journey to Ka Wa Kahiko, bring your family, your friends, it will be a night not to be missed.

Visit www.kiionakahiko.com for more information.

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