Gov. proclaims Sept. 22 ‘Na Wahine O Ke Kai’ day

Front (L to R) Jojo Toppener, Rose Lum, Haunani Olds, Hannie Anderson, Governor Neil Abercrombie, Carol Young Back row (L to R) Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Vice-Chair Ikaika Anderson, Carleen Ornellas,

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai co-founder and race director Hannie Anderson and race committee members were presented with a proclamation at the state capitol Wednesday.

During the ceremony, Governor Abercrombie said it was the first time they had both Mayor Caldwell and the Council join the state for a joint proclamation.

They proclaimed September 22 ‘Na Wahine O Ke Kai’ day.

The race committee will depart for Molokai Thursday in preparation for the 35th Na Wahine O Ke Kai long-distance canoe race.

The race will take place Sunday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m. from Hale O Lono on Molokai.

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