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 below 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 see the sign up sheets labeled for Volunteers and choose the date and time you are available as well as what position you would like to volunteer as. 

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.

2022 King Kamehameha's Awesome Athlete Inclusive Canoe Race

King Kamehameha's Awesome Athlete's Inclusive Canoe Race

On June 12, 2022, 'Ohana Wa'a Laulima partnered with the Arc of Hilo and OSMD Hawai'i to host the first annual and only inclusive canoe race specifically for individuals with disabilities. 

Over 50 Athletes with disabilities and over a hundred volunteers came together to show that canoe paddling can be a sport for everyone.

Where We Meet