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An Evening with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

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City College of San Francisco - Chinatown

808 Kearny Street (at Washington)

4th Floor Special Events Room

San Francisco, CA 94108

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Nainoa Thompson will also be honored the following evening at the HCCNC Five Star Aloha Gala at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square - Alexandria Ballroom, 335 Powell Street in San Francisco on May 30, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30pm. LIMITED TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE.



ONLY TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT

You must register here if you would like to attend. Walk-ups will be turned away.

Students under 24 are free with student ID. Each ticket must have a unique individual name and email attached to your order.

No refunds. Online sales ends May 21.

Guests are encouraged to take public transportation: BART/Muni Station: 15 minute walk from Montgomery Station. Muni bus lines: 8, 10, 30X

Public Parking: Portsmouth Square and Hilton Hotel

Evening Program:

5:30 to 6:30 pm - Reception (light appetizers and refreshments), meet our community!

6:30 to 8:00 pm - Mālama Honua and Worldwide Voyage guest speaker Nainoa Thompson

8:00 to 8:30 pm - Meet Nainoa

8:30 pm - Pau




Mahalo to sponsors: Bank of Hawaiʻi, Bill Fernandez, Pacific Islanders Cultural Association, Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association of Northern California, Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association, and Southwest Airlines.



The Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce of Northern California is pleased to announce renowned navigator and Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson will be making a rare appearance in San Francisco to speak about the 40 year journey of rediscovering oceanic celestial navigation and how it has ignited a community of leaders, empowered our youth, and created a world-wide movement of global sustainability to preserve our planet Earth for generations to come.

The Hōkūle‘a, a historic traditional double-hulled canoe first launched in 1975, has sailed over 150,000 nautical miles over the past four decades, reuniting the people of the Pacific, and bringing a sense of pride and responsibility to island people.

For many, Hōkūle‘a represents the resurgence of traditional Hawaiian culture, and a way to highlight stories of hope from various cities and countries across the globe. Hōkūle‘a’s master navigators practice the ancient art of wayfinding—using natural elements like the stars, winds, ocean swells, and wildlife—to navigate through both familiar and unchartered oceans. Crewmembers on Hōkūle‘a‘s recently completed Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage were sailing around the world to explore how people and communities can working together for a sustainable planet earth.



More about Hōkūle‘a and the Mālama Honua World Wide Voyage:

https://youtu.be/ITe3x99OwnQ

https://youtu.be/4YeINeGsxT8



Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage:

Sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, the Voyage will cover over 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and 27 nations, including 12 of UNESCO's Marine World Heritage sites. Voyaging from Hawaiʻi in 2013 with an estimated sail conclusion date of June 2017, the Worldwide Voyage is taking the iconic sailing vessels Hōkūleʻa around Island Earth and her sister canoe Hikianalia around the Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands to grow a global movement toward a more sustainable world. The voyage seeks to engage all of Island Earth - practicing how to live sustainably while sharing Polynesian culture, learning from the past and from each other, creating global relationships, and discovering the wonders of the precious place we call home.



Polynesian Voyaging Society:

The Polynesian Voyaging Society was founded in 1973 on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, seeking to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, one other, and their natural and cultural environments. For more information about the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Worldwide Voyage, visit www.hokulea.com or them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.




Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce of Northern California:

The Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce of Northern California was officially organized in 1999 as a California mutual benefit nonprofit corporation. It was formed as a result of discussions and meetings among its three founders who realized that a unique synergy existed among their acquaintances who either were from Hawaii or spent time there. The common bonds were around trust, good humor and a genuine desire to help one another. They concluded these bonds are a business asset that should be leveraged. Thus the motto, “Aloha is our business!”



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808 Kearny Street (at Washington)

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