Canoe festival ends on a high

Monday November 30, 2015 Written by Published in Paddling
Performers sing their hearts out at the Vaka Eiva concert on Friday night. 15112921 Performers sing their hearts out at the Vaka Eiva concert on Friday night. 15112921

The Matson Vaka Eiva 2015 came to an end after a party on Friday night which included a lineup of local musicians providing entertainment for the paddlers.

 

The week-long paddling feast saw about 700 competitors, volunteers and supporters gathering at Avarua wharf.

Paddlers from Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, Fiji, USA and Samoa took part in the 12th edition of the annual event.

Local clubs Te Tupu O Te Manava and Ngakau Toa were impressive after winning the prestigious Round Raro Relay on the final day of competition on Friday.

The Cook Islands Canoeing Association has already started preparing for next year’s Vaka Eiva.

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