Punana Leo o Waianae Place Name and Scavenger Hunt June 16

Update on 5/12/12: Registration form and promotional video — click here.

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Aloha mai kāua,

Pūnana Leo o Wai`anae first opened its doors in 1993 to provide Hawaiian language immersion to the Wai`anae Coast. This year we are hosting our first scavenger hunt fundraiser – `Imi`imi Wahi Pana o Wai`anae and we invite your organization and your `ohana to join us as we weave our way throughout the storied places of Wai`anae in teams of 2-4 players (at least one who can `ōlelo Hawai`i) following clues that lead to these wahi pana.  The event will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and start and end at our preschool campus.

The purpose of ʻImi`imi wahi Pana o Wai`anae is to fundraise for our school while sharing and learning about our Wai`anae wahi pana and wahi kapu and to perpetuate the mo`olelo that connect us to our `āina. It’s also about supporting `ōlelo Hawai`i in our community.

The Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language revitalization movement began out of a desire to educate keiki in our own language.  The first school opened its doors in 1984 and a total of 11 preschools operate today.  Pūnana Leo o Wai`anae is  nearing two decades of raising keiki and making `ōlelo Hawai`i part of their daily lives.  The preschool relies on the support of our `ohana, community especially when it comes to fundraising to help offset daily operations and to support activities for the haumāna.

A registration fee of $100 will include lunch and a raffle ticket for all participants for a chance to win exciting prizes including Hawaiian implements, Hawaiian books, and much more!  For more information, please contact Saydee Pojas, Treasurer of the Kōmike Mākua o Pūnana Leo o Wai`anae at 808.542.6245 or e-mail punanaleoowaianae@gmail.com.  We hope to see you there!

Attached is the event flyer and registration form. Please also watch a short video about our event at http://youtu.be/s2zNlUrAMJ0

`O wau iho nō,

Mana Caceres

President, Kōmike Mākua o Pūnana Leo o Wai`anae

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