Canoe club plans water festival

The paddlers of Niumalu Canoe Club in Kalapaki Bay are gearing up for this year’s fundraising event on Saturday, May 23.

The Water Day Festival will be at Nawiliwili Park next to the Niumalu Canoe Club Hale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities for the keiki include multiple waterslides, craft tent, food booth, lucky drawing and silent auction. The event costs $15 for children (ages 3-18) and that provides full use of the slides for four hours. Children 2 and under and adults over 18 are free.

Lucky drawing tickets are $5 and can be purchased by any Niumalu Canoe Club paddler or at the event. Prizes include gift certificates, clothing, food and art. The drawing will take place at the Nawiliwili Park, however you do not need to be present to win.

The silent auction is going to be filled with accommodation certificates from Kauai’s world-class resorts, spa treatments, boat trips, jewelry, complimentary registration for the 2015 Kauai Marathon and more.

With the community’s support, the club wants to reach its goal of $15,000. The Niumalu Canoe Club is a nonprofit organization that depends on grants and fundraising events to continue to inspire and educate participants about outrigger canoe paddling. Proceeds from Water Day Festival will go toward building their first koa canoe, support of the keiki program as well as assist adult paddlers as they travel off island for long distance races.

Info: 635-3053

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