Oe vaka trials and training are in full swing for paddlers vying for a spot in this year’s Pacific Games team heading to Papua New Guinea in July.
Aspiring sprint kayak paddlers are in for a treat next week with the arrival of dual Australian Olympic kayaker Hannah Davis to run a week-long training camp.
Visiting oe vaka team Wai Nui O Kanada all the way from Canada have brought smiles to the school children of Aitutaki again this year donating a very generous 20 android tablets.
Beautiful conditions and a stunning venue is every paddlers dream and for the 90 international and local paddlers in yesterdays Motu2Motu race that is exactly what was on offer.
The Vaka Eiva oe vaka event and associated promotions has proven itself to be the gift that keeps on giving for the Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade this festive season.
The change in weather will have paddlers in today’s Motu2Motu race in Aitutaki jumping for joy and slapping on the sunblock for the 36km relay race.
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.