Club News

Annual Membership Meeting

05.10.2010 0

Please join us in the Hale Waa for Hawaiian Canoe Club’s Annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 23, at 5:00pm.   All current and past members are welcome.

Let’s come together to kick off the regatta season, meet paddlers and coaches and talk about upcoming events, including the HCRA State Championships in August.  Members can also pay dues and collect their 2011 HCC handbooks.

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 promotes personal growth , character development, and achievement in physical fitness.

Men’s Practice Begins

03.02.2010 0

2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of Hawaiian Canoe Club, as our part in contributing to the success of Hawaiian Canoe Club and the Na Ho’ilina programs, we will begin early season practice to start the long process of polishing our technique and blending as a crew.

The HCC Open Men’s division will begin non-mandatory practice every Tuesday at 5:30pm.  All men between 19 and 49 years old are welcome!

We especially would like to invite any of you who have paddled with HCC in past years and would like to come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary by getting in the canoe and paddling again.

Please use the comment form below to post your thoughts on pre-season training and cross training days.

Kukulu Hale: 1,000 loulu leaves

11.27.2009 0

The next Traditional Hale work day is Saturday, December 5, from 9:00am-1:00pm. We will be preparing 1,000 loulu leaves and sticks for the roof thatching. Lunch will be provided. E hele mai!

The Traditional Hale was made possible through support from the Cooke Foundation, Group 70 Foundation, A&B Properties, the County of Maui, Mark Mastsuda of Otomo Engineering, and Doug Gomes of Engineering Dynamics Corporation.

To learn more about the Traditional Hale or HCC programs please call 893-2124.

Kukulu Hale: Build the Traditional Hale

10.14.2009 0

Lifting 'oloke'a

Hawaiian Canoe Club is constructing a Traditional Hawaiian Hale adjacent to our current hale at Kahului Harbor, Maui.  Mahalo to all who  came out to construct the ‘oloke’a on Satuday October 18. We hope you walked away with a great sense of completion and pride in contributing to this very important part of hale building.

The Traditional Hale was made possible through grants from the Cooke Foundation, Group 70 Foundation, Mark Mastsuda of Otomo Engineering, and Doug Gomes of Engineering Dynamics Corporation.


To learn more about the Traditional Hale or HCC programs please call 893-2124.

Drive-in Movie this Saturday!

08.12.2009 0

A very special SATURDAY NIGHT-August 15, 2009 for Hawaiian Canoe Club!

End of SUMMER Bash for Hawaiian Canoe Club!

6 Great films-A WORLD PREMIERE, Live Music, Ono Food Booths, Paddlers’ and real wholesome fun for the entire family. Come to Welcome back all our Maui paddlers from the State Championships in Hilo!

A very special fundraiser for Hawaiian Canoe Club!
Please support the club!

Buy your tickets now! Call 893-2124

HALF of all pre sold tickets will be donated directly to Hawaiian Canoe Club!!

Live Music with Multi Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and Hawaii Music Award winner Brother Noland!


Kung Fu Panda
Nominated for an Academy Award for best Animation of the Year!
Animated Feature
Voices by; Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie

Children of the long Canoes
A unique history of Hawaii
A film by Albert and Trudy Kallis
An incredible story of the first Hawaiians as seen through the eyes of artists-historian Herb Kawainui Kane
A masterpiece!

World Premiere!
A Voyage to Lana’i with Hawaiian Canoe Club
A glimpse of a journey this summer with 3 Wa’a (canoes) paddled by the keiki of the Hawaiian Canoe Club to experience an adventure on the ocean with Hawaiian culture, and memories of a lifetime.
Filmed with the help of Hawaiian canoe club keiki

Wa’a Ho’olaule’a (Festival of canoes)
A film by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier
A journey of Master Canoe carvers from Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawai’i, Native Americans, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Cook Islands, Maui’s Surf Board Shaper Ole and Hale and Hawaiian master carvers from the International Festival of Canoes. Winner of Seven Film Awards!

Encore Maui Premiere !
Ke Ka’apuni Ho’onui ‘Ike
Fire March of Awareness
The community wide march had started at midnight Feb. 20, 2009 at Lahaina, traversed coastal roads clockwise around island, and stopped intermittently to honor ohana (families) of Maui’s 12 Moku, or districts:
Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, Hamakuapoko, Hamakualoa, Koolau, Hana, Kipahulu, Kaupo, Kahikinui, Honuaula and Kula. The marcher’s have undertaken a 193-mile torch-lit journey that started and will end at Moku’ula, the ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. This is part of their journey was on the east side of Maui in the Kipahulu and Kaupo Moku.

Turtle and the Shark
Animated Short from Hawai’i with local Hana ties!
The Turtle and the Shark is one of the most popular Samoan legends. It tells the story of a man and a woman who are deeply in love. Unfortunately, the man is chosen to be the next meal to the cannibal King Malietofaiga. To avoid this horrible fate, they flee to another island. However, fearing their act of disobedience would bring dishonor on their families, they willingly gave up their lives at the cliffs of Vaitogi. The gods had mercy on them and transformed them into a turtle and a shark to live together, forever.

FILMS, Live Music, fun, Aloha and travel back in time Hawaiian style for only $5.00 per person-walk ins ! As many adults you can get in a vehicle only $20.00? YES!
And Keiki under 12 are FREE! Yes, a true aloha value for our Maui community! Tickets at the GATE. $40 VIP Tickets first four rows!

Delicious Food booths from award winning Serpico’s Italian restaurant, Patti Cakes Bakery and fundraiser booths for community organizations, Schools, Clubs and Canoe Clubs.

Buy your tickets TODAY!!!

Call 893-2124 or email

Aha Aina 2009 Video

07.29.2009 0

Mahalo to everyone for making Aha Aina such a success!


Airfare To States 2009

07.16.2009 0

Airfare To State Championships, Hilo 2009

Air fare to States: $205

Fun in the Sun

04.27.2009 1

Saturday, May 22, 2009

Hawaiian Canoe Club Hale – Hoaloha ParkKahului Harbor

Fun begins at 1:00pm

Canoe Races – Prizes – ‘Ono Food

A great way to build camaraderie within your business or organization

Mixed Crews only (at least 2 women)

$150 per crew entry


Novice* – first-time paddlers – we will provide the steersmen

*Novice Division may use no more than two paddlers that have had limited experience—absolutely no elite

Open — experience paddlers

Call 298-2124 or email for details!

2009 Regatta Season Practice Schedule Announced

04.03.2009 0

The coaches of Hawaiian Canoe Club are happy to announce the 2009 Regatta Season Practice Schedule.  If you have any questions, please email or contact your coach directly.


o Monday through Friday beginning May 4

o Ages 9-13: 2:45pm-4pm

o Ages 14-18: 4pm-5:30pm


Open Men & 40 Master Men

o Every Wednesday beginning April 8, 5:15pm

o Monday–Tuesday–Thursday beginning May 6, 5:15pm

Novice B Men

o Tuesday–Wednesday–Friday beginning April 16, 5:15pm

Novice A Men

o Every Wednesday beginning April 8, 5:15pm

o Monday–Tuesday–Thursday beginning May 6, 5:15pm

50/55 Master Men

o Monday–Wednesday–Friday beginning April 6, 5:45am

60 Master Men

o Monday–Wednesday–Friday beginning April 6, 5:15pm


Open Women & 40 Master Women

o Monday–Wednesday–Thursday beginning April 16, 5:15pm

Novice B Women

o Tuesday–Wednesday–Friday beginning April 22, 5pm-6:30pm

Novice A Women

o Monday—Wednesday–Friday beginning April 16, 5:15pm

50/55/60 Master Women

o Monday–Wednesday–Friday beginning April 7, 5:15pm

Membership Update

03.17.2009 0

Aloha HCC Members,

We are incorporating a new way to communicate with you in regards to club events and our newsletter. Please take a moment to complete the newsletter form.

All paddlers please update your phone number or add your phone number (preferable mobile) to our voice broadcast list. Click here for the opt-in page.

Novice Practice

03.17.2009 0

Welcome new paddlers! Novice B Women practice Thursdays at 5pm and Novice B Men practice Sundays at 4pm.  Bring your paddles, water bottle, towel and paddle gear.

Beginning April 16 Novice B Men practice Tuesday–Wednesday–Friday at 5:15pm.

Beginning April 7 Novice B Women practice Tuesday–Friday, 5pm-6:30.

Beginning April 22 Novice B Women practice Tuesday–Wednesday–Friday, 5-630pm.

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