Aloha E Komo Mai! Wominjeka! Nau Haere Mai! Welcome!
Established October 2004, based on the Barwon River near Balyang Sanctuary Sister club to one of the longest formed clubs in Hawaii, Our sisterhood was formed in order to embrace the spirit and culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing , to educate our club members and the people of the community on the value of spiritual and cultural practices within traditional outrigger canoe paddling. These practices include:
- To nurture each other
- To nurture our canoes and equipment
- To nurture all things living on this planet
- To show compassion for our teammates and our club members. To develop an understanding that people come into this wonderful sport for different reasons…and to honour those differences.
To promote and uphold a safe, family, fun, and competitive environment, guided by unity, honesty, dedication and respect
Kai ‘Opua Today
Since its establishment ten years ago, Kai ‘Opua has now made its home in Altona on the shores of Hobson’s Bay. Hobsons Bay makes up the traditional custodial territory of the Yalukit Wilam people, a subgroup of the Bunurong people. The Bunurong people are akin to all tribes within the greater Kulin nation who reside mostly within the state of Victoria.
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