Voyaging Society Presents
HOKULE'A - HOKULE'A LIVES
An Event to
Celebrate the Return of Hokule'a
more than a year in dry dock undergoing extensive restoration
work, the voyaging canoe Hokule’a will be ready to sail again in
late January 2003. The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) is
hosting E Ola Hokule’a – Hokule’a Lives to celebrate the
successful completion of the restoration and to thank the
hundreds of volunteers and supporters that made this possible.
The daylong event is planned for:
Sunday, January 19, 2003
10:00a.m to 5:00p.m.
at the Marine Education & Training Center
on Sand Island, and
admission is free to the public.
On this day, the
community and people of Hawai’i will once again reunite with the
beloved Hokule’a, a State Treasure of Hawai’i. Visitors will
enjoy a relaxing day of local style entertainment, delicious
food, exciting storytelling, and educational activities. There
will be tours of Hokule’a led by PVS crewmembers throughout the
day, video presentations and slides of past voyages, and
storytelling sessions featuring PVS crewmembers who sailed on
Hokule’a during her maiden voyages. Drawings will be held all
day, giving visitors attending the event a chance to win
fabulous prizes, including future guest sails on Hokule’a.
“E Ola Hokule’a
– Hokule’a Lives is a wonderful opportunity for the people
of Hawai’i to experience an up-close and personal encounter with
the treasured Hokule’a and her crew. This event reaches out to
everyone, our keiki and kupuna, as a fun, entertaining and
educational experience,” said the Executive Director of PVS, Pat
The event will
feature the Navigating Change program, which focuses on raising
awareness and motivating people to change attitudes and
behaviors to better care for our islands and our ocean
resources. Several partnering agencies in this program,
including the Bishop Museum, Polynesian Voyaging Society, U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Services, Department of Land & Natural
Resources, NOAA NWHI Reserve, Ocean Learning Academy, State
Department of Education, Western Pacific Regional Fishery
Management Council and University of Hawai’i Center for Hawaiian
Studies will have booths to present educational materials
highlighting their involvement and role in the Navigating Change
Visitors to the
event will enjoy presentations on the remote and pristine
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), providing a glimpse of a
thriving ecosystem which once inhabited the main Hawaiian
Islands. As an important component of the Navigating Change
program, PVS will sail Hokule’a to the NWHI in 2003.
information, please call the PVS office at 536-8405.
This event is also
listed on the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau Calendar of
Events website at