The last Saturday of every month will be a community workday at the Kalaeloa Heritage Park. These workdays will be prior announced in our newsletter and will be highlighted periodically in an article.
January Community Workday
We had 15 people on this workday. We mulched the back portion of the interpretive trail. Amongst the volonteers were Rocky Naeole and Walter Kelekelio of the Royal Order Kapuaiwa Chapter, Tavia and Elray Santiago and some of their club members from the Kamaha’o Canoe Club and Boardmember Richard Storaasli. (Not included in the photo is Joseph Ortiz and his son who left before we got everyone together for the photo.) Next week Saturday we have students from the University of Hawaii Kua’ana Student Services (tuition waiver Native Hawaiian students) and the Botany students from Leeward Community College and UHWO working in the park…..SK
Photo Credits: Tavia Santiago and Shad Kane
1st Annual Kalaeloa Heritage Park Luau Fundraiser
The Kalaeloa Heritage and Legacy Foundation, a 501c3 private non-profit, is having their 1st Annual Kalaeloa Heritage Park Luau Fundraiser on Saturday, June 20 at the Kalaeloa Heritage Park on Coral Sea Road from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This organization grew out of the ‘Ahaui Siwila Hawai‘i o Kapolei in an effort to preserve the cultural landscape of Kalaeloa and give the new city of Kapolei a Hawaiian cultural presence. Directional signs will be posted. The program will commence at 10 am to 11 am with the introductions of dignitaries and a presentation on the conceptual plan of the park. The luau and entertainment will be from 11 am to 1:30 pm with site tours of the Kalaeloa Heritage Park from 1:30 to 3 pm. Hawaiian food, entertainment and cultural learning. Tickets are $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for keiki under 12 years in advance.
Our Mission Statement
Through partnership, planning, advocacy and stewardship, the Kupa’aina of Honouliuli accepts the kuleana to preserve and protect our kupuna, historical sites and mo‘olelo of Kalaeloa. We are also committed to assuring that cultural traditions and practices of na ‘oiwi o Kalaeloa are perpetuated.
As Kalaeloa is the Wahi Ho‘okela, Kalaeloa Heritage Park is the piko and Wahi Pana of Kalaeloa, where na ‘oiwi mau loa (the ancestors and us) shall live forever.