Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2000

Kahakui will try to paddle around Oahu

Hawaii paddler Donna “Kahi” Kahakui will try to become the first person to circumnavigate Oahu on a one-person canoe today.

Kahakui’s 113-mile trek, called Adventure Aloha 2000, hopes to raise awareness and money to further the efforts of Kai Makana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the marine environment.

Kahakui will start from Hilton Hawaiian Village. She plans to complete the journey on Easter Sunday. She will stop at Pokai Bay, Kahana Bay and Maunalua Bay, where protection projects are under way.

For information, call 261-8939 or 38MAKAI.