Join Us Tomorrow at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Friday’s Public Events will celebrate completion of Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail and highlight Ala Wai Watershed restoration efforts

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On the cusp of Earth Day, Hōkūleʻa will arrive at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for a series of public events on April 19 and 20, 2019.  This last stop of the Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail is the end of the final chapter of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.  This final port engagement will also showcase the efforts by students and community organizations to restore the Ala Wai Watershed.

60 students working on projects to restore the Ala Wai Watershed will be sailing on Hōkūleʻa (80 students will greet the canoe at the Ala Wai Promenade) representing Halau Ku Mana, SEEQS, Voyager, Iolani School, Punahou, Kaimuki High School, Mid-Pacific Institute, Maryknoll and Ānuenue.

Program speakers include Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson, Palau president Tommy Remengesau, Governor David Ige and participating students

Approximately 20 organizations from the Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration will have booths at the Mālama Ala Wai Community Fair to share their projects to clean up the Ala Wai Watershed and how the public can get involved including Ala Wai Watershed Association, Oʻahu Waterkeeper Alliance, Mānoa Heritage Center and others.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ala Wai Promenade, Hawai‘i Convention Center
$10 event parking available at Hawai‘i Convention Center

Friday, April 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. Hōkūleʻa departs Waikiki Yacht Club

9:15 a.m. Hōkūleʻa approaches Hawaiʻi Convention Center

9:30 a.m. Cultural arrival ceremony begins

10:00 a.m. Speaking program begins

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mālama Ala Wai Community Fair & Dockside canoe tours

10:30 a.m. Native oyster demonstration and ceremony conducted by Oʻahu Waterkeeper Alliance

10:45 a.m. Genki Balls demonstration conducted by EM Hawaii, LLC.

*Dockside canoe tours will continue on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full List of Events

About Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail

During the 20-month Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail, Hōkūleʻa and her crew visited dozens of communities throughout the State to express thanks for supporting the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and to celebrate their environmental and cultural sustainability efforts.

About the Polynesian Voyaging Society: The Polynesian Voyaging Society was founded in 1973 on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, seeking to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential education programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, one other, and their natural and cultural environments.

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