Category Archives: About Lokahi OCC

Canoes

Ali’i: Chief, chiefess, ruler, monarch and royalty

Ikaika: Strong, powerful, sturdy, strength, might and force

Lanakila: Victory, victorious, triumph, win, overcome and prevail (Named by Julia Medeiros, mother of Sam Medeiros)

Kila Kila: Majestic, tall, strong, imposing and handsome (Named by Sam Medeiros)

Lokahi: Unity, unison, harmony, agreement and coming together as one (Named by Sam Medeiros)

Ke Ala Pono: Path of righteousness (Named by Kumu Shawna Ngum Alapa’i)

Mana Pewili: Spirit of Beverly

Mana Kapalakiko: Spirit of San Francisco

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Updates

Stay tuned for updates…..

 

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Board of Directors

Founder/President: Sam Medeiros

Founder: Kuulei Medeiros

Emeritus Board: Mark Howe

Vice-President: Sabri Zidan

Treasurer: Pua Bredahl

Secretary: Corinne Kelly

Sgt at Arms/Emeritus Board: Phil Dermond

Race Secretary: Roxanne Alvarez

Public Relations: Derek O’Connell

Board Member at Large: Jack Burns

Board Member at Large: John George

Board Member at Large: Gloria Lambert

Board Member at Large: Amy O’Connell

 

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2014 Practice Schedule

We currently do not have paddling practices available at this time. Please check back after January for an updated schedule.

2014 Lokahi waiver

*** Please print and fill out these waivers and bring it with you to the marina. Mahalo ***

 

 

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Mission

Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA). The NCOCA is a member of the International Polynesian Canoe Federation (IPCF), Pacific Outrigger Canoe Association and the Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA).

Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club was founded in 1992 and provides recreational and competitive paddling experiences for people of all ages living in the North Bay. Club activities include the summer sprint race season and a number of long distance races throughout Northern California. Lokahi also fields crews which participate in nationally competitive long distance races on the mainland and in Hawaii. The club presents a cultural experience of outrigger canoe paddling with exposure to Hawaiian song and dance and other elements of Hawaiian culture.

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History

Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club of Sonoma County. A Member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.

Established in 1992 –
June 12th, 1992 the first known outrigger canoe was launched in the Petaluma river. The twelve founding members wanted the purpose of this Hawaiian outrigger canoe club to organize, encourage and promote Hawaiian ways through cultural interaction with community awareness built around health, fitness, sportsmanship, recreation and to perpetuate the Hawaiian ” Aloha Spirit”.

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