Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July Parade!

Just got some 4th of July parade photos from Wendy & Bernie Boglioli.... Looks like it was SO much fun! There are other photos on our FaceBook page.

THANKS to everyone that made this possible. HROCC has been wanting to pull this off for a few years. 

Here's what Wendy had to say: 

"Well I can say this... it takes a Team to pull that whole parade off! Our team is an amazing group of people with all hands on deck! It was quite an undertaking spearheaded by Peny Wallace!! Great job to everyone involved!!! So fun to be a part of the parade today and our very first ever HROCC in the parade...People in the community LOVED IT..."
Thanks also go out to:

Josh, Bernie Dittenhofer & Bob Smith as well as Andrew & Melissa McElderry as well as Sue Sutherland for lettering and moving our precious Manu Kaha'wai (aka River Bird) to enable her to take part in the parade.

Monika Buczak and her husband who drove and to her kids who were in the canoe. Thanks also to Peny & her grandkids and Amber Wallace, Jane Keeler and anyone else I missed.

Community is what it is all about!
Happy Paddling







Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 NEWS

Exciting times at HROCC this year! We have officially launched our new Puakea Designs Malolo (naming ceremony to follow) after a small blessing and initial paddle. We now are storing her temporarily at the Western Power Building near the Hook while a more permanent solution is worked on. Club member paddle clinics are being held now and we look forward to integrating this new boat into our fleet. Club President Josh Sceva and Coach Jon Davies are heading the training clinics to ensure a smooth transition with club members learning how to safely transport and paddle this ultralight canoe.



We are fortunate to have our 3 work-horse, solid & quite speedy boats sitting at the docks available for all practices. There have been some questions about the names so I thought I'd list them here!

Oiwi - meaning Native Son is our first canoe. Oiwi, a Hawaiian class racing canoe is the reason that HROCC was formed in 2013, thanks to Josh Sceva and an intrepid band of founders. She comes to us from the Bend Outrigger Canoe Club. She handles the wind & waves with grace and strength and is much loved and used.

Haku Nalu - meaning Master or Chief of the Waves is our second canoe. She is a Pacific Islander canoe. When the time came for us to get a new (old) canoe, it was due in no small part to the HROCC members who gave of their time and donated funds to purchase her and transport her back from Ashland, OR. Haku Nalu was launched in 2015. She is a lively, fast and fun canoe to paddle and races in our local PNWORCA races.

Manu Kaha'wai - meaning River Bird is our third canoe. She is a Malia and came to us from Ashland as part of the purchase for Haku Nalu. She spent a winter up in Parkdale as restoration began. More work was done on her throughout the 2016 season. Many hands contribute to the day to day maintenance of all our boats but a particular thank you goes out to Josh, Tony Fitzpatrick, Bob Smith. John Everitt, Bill Babcock and John Ritter. Manu Kaha'wai was launched in early 2017 bringing our fleet to 3 boats. She is a smooth & fast boat in the water and crews paddling all 3 boats often race side by side.

As soon as we have our name for the Unlimited we'll add that to this list. We all look forward to many hours on the water with one another on all our HROCC boats.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Our new boat is on the way!

SUPER stoked that our new Puakea Malolo is on the way to the Gorge..... she should be arriving this May and once we get all the details ironed out, she'll be on the water! Isn't she BEAUTIFUL. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.

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