ITHACA NY — Cayuga Ho’e – Cauyga Outrigger Canoe Paddlers endeavor to paddle the length of Cayuga Lake, with a Hawai’ian Lu’au celebration by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga at Stewart Park on Sat., Aug 29th to raise funds, awareness.
Members of the Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club will be paddling the length of Cayuga Lake on Saturday August 29th. The event will culminate that afternoon at 4pm with a Hawai’ian Lu’au at Stewart Park Main Pavilion sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga. The Lu’au and celebration are open to the public, tickets for the Lu’au dinner are available online at http://www.cayugaoutrigger.com and from Cayuga OCC and Kiwanis members.
In celebration of the Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club’s first anniversary, members will paddle a six-person Polynesian Outrigger Canoe from Cayuga Lake State Park in Seneca Falls to Stewart Park in Ithaca, a distance of just under 40 miles. This endeavor, the “Cayuga Ho’e” (pronounced HOay — the Hawai’ian word for paddle) will take approximately 7 hours and is being undertaken to raise both awareness for the sport of outrigger canoe paddling and funds for the Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club and development of the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s paddling programs. The Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga is sponsoring a Hawai’ian Lu’au Dinner in celebration of the event, with ! traditional Hawai’ian food and music. Lu’au dinner tickets are $15/adult and $10/child.
The Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of outrigger canoe paddling and bringing the spirit of aloha to Ithaca. In existence since August 2008 and located at East Shore Marina, our members paddle a six person Hawai’ian outrigger canoe (wa’a) from May to October and compete with other outrigger teams in races throughout the East coast.