'OHANA WA'A LAULIMA

a canoe family with many helping hands

Reserve Your Seat in the Canoe!

Join us Wednesdays and Sundays at our Hilo Bayfront hālau. Use the SIGN UP link to reserve your seat!

Sign Up To Be a Volunteer

Both on-shore and on the water volunteers are always needed at our practices. Please use the SIGN UP link for Volunteers and choose the date and time you are available as well as what position you would like to volunteer as. 

King Kamehameha's Awesome Athlete Inclusive Canoe Race

King Kamehameha's Awesome Athlete's Inclusive Canoe Race

The King Kamehameha’s Awesome Athletes Inclusive Canoe Race is a partnership between The Arc of Hilo, OSMD Hawaii (Operation Sammy Muscular Dystrophy), and inclusive canoe club ‘Ohana Wa’a Laulima, with a shared vision to host a safe and inclusive paddling event here in Hilo Bay that welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in a culturally and historically significant sporting activity.

Join us for the 2024 race on Sunday June 2, 2024. Click here for detailed information and to reserve your seat.

About Us

ʻOhana Waʻa Laulima was formed to give individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to learn and experience the sport and tradition of paddling. 

Our mission is to give people of all abilities a connection to the ocean and Hawaiian culture by providing a safe environment where they can be on the water and learn about the ocean and what it can provide.

Click here to view club photos

Where We Meet