Maui residents took part in the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' Leiali'i Ohana Stand Up for Better Health Day on Saturday morning at Wahikuli Beach Park.
The one-day event kicked off with an early-morning march from Villages of Leiali'i to the beach.
The event was organized to promote better health both spiritually and physically through cultural activities such as canoe paddling, hula and stand-up paddle boarding.
The Maui News / AMANDA COWAN photo
Villages of Leiali‘i resident Brooke Perry paddles out to the legendary voyaging canoe Hokule‘a, while taking part in the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Leiali‘i Ohana Stand Up for Better Health Day on Saturday morning at Wahikuli Beach Park.
In addition, participants had a chance to enjoy food, live music and a visit aboard canoes such as the Hokule'a.
* Lahaina health day event. The Leiali'i Stand Up for Better Health Day event was supported by the following partners: Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., Ke Kahua Hana Project, the Administration of Native Americans, the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Honolua Surf Co., C4 Waterman, Maui Jim Sunglasses, the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center and Olu Kai. A caption published on Page A1 Sunday did not correctly identify the event partners.
The Maui News apologizes for the error.