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Youth to Restore Voyaging Canoe at Palekai Park

September 22, 2016, 12:31 PM HST
* Updated September 22, 12:35 PM
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canoe Sea to Sky Aloha Pueo's “Sea to Sky” series.

Aloha Pueo’s “Sea to Sky” series.

Aloha Pueo will host the first in a series of “Sea to Sky” learning events Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Palekai Park, also known as Radio Bay, in Hilo.

“Sea to Sky” is an all-day, free youth event that offers a variety of learning opportunities for everyone.

The event welcomes everyone to come out to help rebuild the voyaging canoe Hōkūalaka‘i, enjoy great foo, and participate in a wide variety of activities and educational learning stations.

The free event is bringing different aspects of the island together with a variety of organizations coming out and providing learning opportunities.


  • 8–8:30 a.m.: Informal meet, setup and discuss days activities and work planned for the canoe.
  • 8:45–9:30 a.m.: ‘Awa ceremony and welcome
  • 9:30–11:30 a.m.: Work on Hōkūalaka’i, visit learning stations, and site beautification project
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1–4:30 p.m.: Paddling, sailing, swimming (ocean activities)
  • 4:30–5 p.m.: Closing talk and cleanup

The series of monthly events has been set up to unite the community to help restore Hōkūalaka’i, the voyaging canoe, as well as to promote indigenous knowledge in science programs, to increase culture relevance, and to create opportunities to pursue careers in culture and science education fields.


Join the community effort down at the breakwater, Palekai Park, to help restore Hōkūalaka’i and give Big Island youth learn the opportunity to learn about culture and science happening around the island.

Hōkūalaka’i shares its home at Palekai Park with the recent departure location of the historic worldwide voyaging canoe Hōkūle’a.

canoe Sea to Sky

Aloha Pueo’s “Sea to Sky” series.

Contact Aloha Pueo to setup a booth at this event to help educated community children.


To share Hawaii’s science and culture, the “Sea to Sky” event will be on going.

For more information and news about upcoming events, go online.

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