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UH Hilo offers adult recreational paddling classes

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Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Center for Community Engagement at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo offers adult recreational paddling classes by Rosa Motta this fall. Cost is $95 for eight classes.

Participants will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Students will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care. All levels of paddlers are welcome.

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from September 4 to November 1, from 7 -9:30 am, at the UH Hilo Canoe Club Halau. There will be no classes on October 9, 10, and 11.

Motta began paddling at 12 years-old and trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. She brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of wa`a (canoe) culture, while sharing history of Hilo Bay.

For more information and to register, contact CCE at 932-7830 or visit

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