Established in 1967
Edith Van Gieson, aka "Aunty Edie," President and matriarch of Leeward Kai Canoe Club, continues the pursuit of wa'a excellence as she has for over 50+ years in the Nanakuli community.
"Leeward Kai Canoe Club has been a continuous inspiration in our community toward perpetuating the culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling."
"Part of my role as its editor is to identify communities and individuals who represent the Islands’
in honest and lasting ways, all characteristics evident in Leeward Kai Canoe Club’s outreach."