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Outrigger’s O Ke Kai series celebrates Hawaii’s great voyaging canoes


WHAT: Outrigger Resorts invites guests and visitors to celebrate Native Hawaiian voyaging at its O Ke Kai Series. The event will feature a special dedication by Billy Richards, video footage from the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, a talk story with Hokulea crewmembers, and a display of traditional canoe building tools and voyaging maps. Keiki can take part in cultural activities including ti leaf kupee (braided lei) making and Polynesian tattoo. Event attendees can also meet artist Francis Pimmel and his display of scale canoe at Martin & MacArthur in the lobby, as well as students from Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy, a hands-on, living classroom for students of all ages, who are preparing to become crew members.

The O Ke Kai series supports the continuing efforts of the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa to ensure that traditional Hawaiian canoe building and restoration skills are passed on to future generations.

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHO: Luana Maitland, events and activities manager, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, and Billy Richards, president of the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa

WHERE:  Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815

PARKING: Valet parking $6 with validation with minimum purchase. Complimentary parking provided for media covering the event.