Every third Monday of the month in collaboration with the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Halau Maui Nui O’ Kama and Access Sport America, Kihei Canoe Club hosts an Adaptive Paddling Program - a unique blend of people helping people. The goals are:
- to continue to encompass life through the Wa’a on all levels from land to sea
- to continue to provide recreational opportunities for everyone
- to be fully inclusive and create an adaptive environment for successful participation
- to bring full circle the culture of Hawaii to all people.
There are an estimated 25 club members and volunteers to assist, recreation therapists, physical therapists, retired emergency personnel, and many other trained volunteers ready to assist. In addition, there is a County of Maui Lifeguard from the Aquatics Division and the Inclusion Specialist from the Recreation Division in attendance to support this collaborative program.
View more about the program from the Generations Magazine article Adaptive Paddling on Maui
and in the video below.