`Apelila - April 1997 Volume 3 Issue 3
Kikaha O Ke Kai
Club Blessing Ceremony
Mid way on I-5 in Washington State is where you will
find the city of Federal Way, and if you find your way to
the beautiful Steel Lake park, don't be surprise to see a
Hawaiian outrigger canoe and club-members some Hawaiian
and some "Hawaiian at Heart."
|Photos by Wayne Derouin
On April 5, Kikaha O Ke Kai outrigger
canoe club held their blessing ceremony on the beach of
Browns Point Lighthouse Park, in Tacoma WA. Blessed along
with the Kikaha O Ke Kai outrigger canoe, also was the
year old Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club's canoe.
|Other Washington State outrigger
canoe club members, families and friends, joined
in on the ceremonies, afterwards enjoying a full
day of Hawaiian music, lots of good food (shoyu
chicken plate lunches) and good company!!
Attendance was estimated at about 600-700 people,
with the canoes being blessed by Connie McCloud
of the Puyallup First Nations, Iwalani Christian
- Kumu Hula of Seattle WA, and Rocky K. Jensen -
artist/historical illustrator and founder of Hale
Naua III from the Big Island of Hawaii.
State outrigger canoe races begin this summer -
June 1 (Silver Lake In Everett) June 28
(Waterfront Park Siverdale) Aug 3 (Alki Beach
Seattle) Aug 16 (Waterfront Park Siverdale) - If
you would like more information contact any of
the following clubs listed below.
Rocky K. Jensen - Hale Naua
III Society of Hawaiian Arts
Hui Heihei Wa`a (360) 692-5032
Kikaha O Ke Kai (206) 874-5875
Hui Wa`a O` Waikinekona Club (206) 771-6692
Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club (206) 868-3721
Hui Wa`a O Puget Sound (206) 542-8030
|Hula Halau Na
Lei O Manu`akepa of Seattle WA
Iwalani Christian - Kumu Hula
from The News Tribune / Debbie Abe.
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