Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a whale from an outrigger canoe? Are you interested in being on a racing crew?
If you think you would like to see if this sport is for you, then contact the keiki coach Derek Park. Derek and the rest of the coaching staff train the keiki team racing techniques, team work, and good sportsmanship.
The canoe club is a great opportunity for the whole family to be involved in a sport, get out in the water, and have fun together year around. Parents can watch their kids practice and afterwards go out themselves. Then, on the way home, you can share in your great experiences.
Racing season starts in May and runs for 9 weeks. The starting age for competition is 8. There is a special division for kids 8-11, and another for kids 12-18. The crews accumulate points during the racing season. All teams can compete in the Big Island championship and the teams with enough points can compete in the State championship. This year, the State championship is on Maui.
If you want to give it a try, come to Anaeho’omalu Bay at 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10:00 am on Saturdays.
The cost is $50 per child for the calendar year to join the racing program. Family membership is $175. Paddles are provided for keikis.
Sasha Knowles’ Dance studio is not just an average place to take classes. Sasha believes that every dancer is a star. She wants to show them how to shine. The student will learn technique and posture. More importantly they will also learn that they matter! The students work at their own pace, and are always encouraged to do their best. They will explore the art of dance through games and traditional techniques. Each student will walk away with an understanding of dance, the ability to perform for an audience, and a better sense of self.
Sasha Knowles’ Dance offers a variety of on going classes and programs in Cheer, Jazz/Tap, Hip Hop and Ballet.
For more information, go to www.sashaknowlesdance.com.
Come to the Bookmobile near the tennis courts and pool on Malia St. and browse the books that you can borrow. The bookmobile has free books for kids of all ages from board books up. The Bookmobile asks that you return the books when you have finished reading them so that others can read them too.
The Bookmobile is open from 9 am – 5 pm every day. If it is not open during those hours, the people at the pool have a key and will open the doors for you.
For more information, go to library.waikoloacommunity.org.