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Talk Story with Nainoa Thompson & Hōkūleʻa Crew at Four Seasons Resort Oahu
January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On Sunday, January 28, Four Seasons presents legendary navigator Nainoa Thompson in an on-stage event titled “Hōkūleʻa: Navigating a Sustainable Future” followed by a panel discussion with crew members.
Event venue: Ocean Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Dress Code: Aloha Attire
Parking: Free parking is available, validated with presentation of ticket.
Audience: Open to all ages. Guests and community are warmly welcome to attend.
Seating: No reserved seating. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Donation: Suggested donation to PVS of $25 per adult and $10 per keiki. (http://www.hokulea.com/support/donate/, or at the door)
Nainoa Thompson first conceived the idea of Malama Honua, a worldwide voyage in 1992. When Hōkūleʻa returned to Hawaii last June, the open air, double hulled canoe had been at sea for three years and covered more than 40,000 nautical miles.
The voyage became a global mission, an example of how to care for island Earth, reclaiming a lost heritage and proving that Hawaiians could intentionally sail around the world.
Hōkūleʻa’s solar panels power communications, enabling school children to track her every move and learn about other cultures and their oceanic legacies. 140 organizations in Hawaii and around the world support “The Promise to Children” – an initiative to explore, discover and navigate a sustainable future.
Since her return in June, 2017, Hōkūleʻa’s gratitude tour has taken her around the island. She will ring in the New Year in Ko Olina, arriving at 10 am at Ko Olina Marina, signalling a new era focused on sustainability and ocean advocacy.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hōkūleʻa to Ko Olina and share this historic event in partnership with Ko Olina Resort and Four Seasons guests from around the world,” said Sanjiv Hulugalle, General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
The public is also invited to join crew members at Stars Above Hawaiʻi event, at 8 pm the same evening, on Four Seasons Ocean Lawn.