Category Archives: About Lokahi OCC
Updated August 25, 2013:
Our article in the newspaper: Petaluma 360 Article
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8 PM Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, California
General admission, doors open at 7 PM Tickets
Call Spreckels at 707-588-3400 or buy on their website.
Special Guests Kumu Hula Shawna Alapa’i, Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka La’akea
Practice days/times will be:
LONG DISTANCE PRACTICE:
Mondays and Wednesday at 6pm – 8:30pm.
Saturdays: 11am – 1:30pm
Saturdays: 9am – 11am
Recreational paddling is great to invite your family and friends to try paddling. We paddle downtown (1.5 miles), have a light breakfast (please bring cash as some places do not accept debit/credit cards), and then paddle back (1.5 miles). It’s a great time to socialize with one another and have a relaxing morning with your family and friends.
Please see Coach Leslie for any long distance questions. Please see Uncle Sam for rec paddling questions.
Please arrive on time, so we can all help launch the canoes.
Founder/President: Sam Medeiros
Founder: Kuulei Medeiros
Emeritus Board: Mark Howe
Vice-President: Sabri Zidan
Treasurer: Pua Bredahl
Secretary: Corinne Kelly
Sgt at Arms: 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
Long Distance Practice:
Mon & Wed: 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays: 11am – 1:30pm (Saturdays will continue until further notice)
Saturdays: 9am – 11am
Recreational paddling consists of paddling downtown (1.5 miles), stopping to have a light breakfast (Please bring cash as some places do not take debit/credit cards) and then paddling back (1.5 miles). Rec paddling is a great time to come out and try paddling. There is no charge for Rec paddling.
*** Please print and fill out these waivers and bring it with you to the marina. Mahalo ***
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. Located in Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a non-profit organization, which supports itself through modest membership dues, tax deductible contributions from individuals and fund raising activities in the community.
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”.