Hoolaulea draws 10,000 to Windward campus

October 8, 2011  |   |  2 Comments
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<p>Childrens' activities included rides.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Hoolaulea

Childrens' activities included rides.

<p>A silent auction including a koa Kamaka &#699;ukulele raised money for Windward CC student scholarships. Kane&#699;ohe Rotary has pledged a $1,000 matching donation to the scholarship fund.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

A silent auction including a koa Kamaka ʻukulele raised money for Windward CC student scholarships. Kaneʻohe Rotary has pledged a $1,000 matching donation to the scholarship fund.

<p>More than 10,000 people came from across the island to attend the family friendly event.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

More than 10,000 people came from across the island to attend the family friendly event.

<p>Audience participation was encouraged. Activities included hands-on opportunities to make art, such as this play-in-clay session.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Audience participation was encouraged. Activities included hands-on opportunities to make art, such as this play-in-clay session.

<p>The event was a chance to highlight Windward Community College offerings including the popular Veterinary Assisting program. Other programs represented included medicinal plants and fiber arts.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

The event was a chance to highlight Windward Community College offerings including the popular Veterinary Assisting program. Other programs represented included medicinal plants and fiber arts.

<p>Traditional Pacific artisans shared their works and demonstrated their crafts.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Traditional Pacific artisans shared their works and demonstrated their crafts.

<p>A wide variety of food booths catered to the hungry crowd.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

A wide variety of food booths catered to the hungry crowd.

<p>The Ho‘olaule‘a was a celebration of Hawaiian culture. Entertainment included hula.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

The Ho‘olaule‘a was a celebration of Hawaiian culture. Entertainment included hula.

<p>Youngsters enjoyed the face painting, courtesy of the Windward chapter of Phi Theta Kappa community college honorary society.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Youngsters enjoyed the face painting, courtesy of the Windward chapter of Phi Theta Kappa community college honorary society.

<p>Participants enjoyed new tastes and local favorites.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Participants enjoyed new tastes and local favorites.

<p>Na Hoku Hanohano award winning musicians were among the entertainment lineup. Here Pila Nahenahe performers  Ron Loo, Windward slack key and &#699;ukulele instructor with son Pomaika&#699;i</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Na Hoku Hanohano award winning musicians were among the entertainment lineup. Here Pila Nahenahe performers Ron Loo, Windward slack key and ʻukulele instructor with son Pomaikaʻi

<p>The Ho‘olaule‘a offered pony rides for the first time this year.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

The Ho‘olaule‘a offered pony rides for the first time this year.

<p>Hawaiian music from a broad array of local musicians was popiular with the crowd.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Hawaiian music from a broad array of local musicians was popiular with the crowd.

<p>The mayor presented a check from a City and County/Hawai‘i Tourism Authority grant in support of the event. The Ho‘olaule‘a is a joint effort of the K&#257;ne&#699;ohe Business Group, represented by Vice President Chip Abbadessa, left and Herb Lee, right, and Windward Community College, represented by Chancellor Doug Dykstra.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

The mayor presented a check from a City and County/Hawai‘i Tourism Authority grant in support of the event. The Ho‘olaule‘a is a joint effort of the Kāneʻohe Business Group, represented by Vice President Chip Abbadessa, left and Herb Lee, right, and Windward Community College, represented by Chancellor Doug Dykstra.

<p>Windward Community College Chancellor Doug Dykstra, Professor Libby Young and UH Community Colleges Vice President John Morton, right, welcomed Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Windward Community College Chancellor Doug Dykstra, Professor Libby Young and UH Community Colleges Vice President John Morton, right, welcomed Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle.

<p>The annual Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a was held under sunny skies at the Windward O‘ahu campus Oct. 1.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

The annual Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a was held under sunny skies at the Windward O‘ahu campus Oct. 1.

<p>Everyone had a good time.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Everyone had a good time.

<p>Sometimes you just have to take a break.</p>

Windward Community College 2011 Ho‘olaule‘a

Sometimes you just have to take a break.

The 2011 Windward Community College Hoʻolauleʻa was more popular than ever, drawing more than 10,000 people from across Oʻahu to the Kāneʻohe campus.

The daylong event offered something for everyone, with food and crafts from 72 vendors to cultural exhibits and demonstration and keiki activities. There was also college program and career information, community exhibits and a business trade show. Twenty New Zealand artists were featured in an exhibition at the campus’s Gallery ʻIolani.

Entertainment was provided by the Kahaluʻu ʻUkulele Band, Hawaiʻi Loa, Nā Kupuna ʻO Koʻolau, Pila Nahenahe, Waimānalo Sunset Band, Pressure Drop, Kapena and Maunalua. Hālau Hula &#699O Nāpunaheleonāpua and Hālau Hula O Kawailiʻulā performed. Director Lisette Flanary talked story about her new hula documentary and author Ishmael Stagner autographed his new book, Kumu Hula.

The Hoʻolauleʻa is a joint project of the Kāneʻohe Business Group and Windward Community College. Honolulu City and County Mayor Peter Carlisle presented a $10,000 grant from the city and Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority in support of the event and Kaneʻohe Rotary pledged $1,000 to augment proceeds, which support Windward Community College student scholarships.

Photos by Peter Tully Owen

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  1. Cheryl Ernst says:

    The Hoʻolauleʻa was truly a community undertaking. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Le Jardin Academy, Ameron Hawaiʻi and HECO also helped make the event possible as flagship sponsors.

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