Long time Vaka Eiva volunteer and 2014 volunteer co-ordinator Liz Sosene was recognised for her continued support and willingness to go above and beyond to help during the weeklong Vaka Eiva Festival at Saturday’s closing ceremony.
The hype of the 2014 Vaka Eiva festivities has taken over the island as the week long event continues to entertain paddling enthusiasts and curious spectators.
Challenging weather conditions during this year’s Vaka Eiva festivities interrupted the week of paddling, however organisers managed to pull through and deliver an enjoyable event.
Rounding off the week of oe vaka was the biggest race of the event in the Pacific Cup and woman’s Pacific Paddler Round Raro Relay race.
This year’s 11th annual Vaka Eiva event saw the first ever edition of the Cook Island National Sprint Kayak Championships in in Muri on Monday.
While most paddlers at this year’s Vaka Eiva event were challenged by the tough conditions, two paddlers in particular had a bit more on their plate.
After two days of racing in unfavourable weather the mapu Vaka Eiva paddlers were treated to a night of fun, laughter and celebration at Tuesday night’s wrap up.