Ka Lamaku Fundraiser

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On April 14th 2018, The Hanalei Civic Canoe Club suffered severe and crippling damage due to the storms and flooding. Of 13 canoes, only four remain ready to paddle. The other nine were either lost at sea or too damaged to be repaired.

We anticipate insurance will cover a portion of our canoe losses (they are insured for current value, not replacement value), but insurance will NOT cover loss of other equipment such as rigging, tools, parts of our hālau such as our one-man storage units, and shower structure as well as refrigerators, printers, and other items that were swept away.

The song,“Ka Lamaku,” was composed by Devin Kamealoha Forrest and Kaleo Phillips, in honor of Devinsʻ mother, Kainoa Forrest, who passed away much too soon.

Kainoa was a loving mother, wife, and paddler. She spent much of her life on the water paddling, coaching, and sharing her love of and knowledge of the sport with her whole paddling ‘ohana – The Hanalei Civic Canoe Club.

Because the Hanalei Civic Canoe Club means so much to the ʻohana and meant so much to Kainoa, Devin and Kaleo have decided to use all the proceeds from this single they created to help fund the recovery.

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The Hanalei Civic Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The Hanalei Canoe Club paddling season runs from February through October, starting with long distance racing.

The regatta or sprint races begin in May, and culminate with the HCRA State Championship Race in August. The long distance season continues with the Na Pali Challenge here on Kauai, Queen Lili‘uokalani Race on the Big Island at Kona, and the biggest challenge of the season, the 41.8 miles race from Moloka‘i to O‘ahu. It's truly an experience to remember.

Our club consists of two divisions; the Youth Division is made up of girls and boys 10-18 years of age, the Adult Division is made up of women and men 19 year of age and up.

Each year we sponsor the Tai Hook regatta at Hanalei Bay. Our three major fundraisers to help defray operating costs that include annual insurance dues and the upkeep of our facility and equipment, are the Haena to Hanalei 8-Mile Run/Walk in June, the Hanalei-Tahiti Fete in July, and the Luau at the end of July.

Rainbow Hanalei Pier
photo: Jay Armstrong

Being a member of Hanalei Civic Canoe Club is a wonderful, unique experience. You have the opportunity to make friends, learn to work as a team, and strengthen you mind and bodies. Hopefully we take all that we learn with us and apply in our every day lives. We are truly blessed to be able to paddle our canoes in a place as beautiful as Hanalei Bay!

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