CORA Town Hall October 2023 – The Wahines In The Boat

CORA Town Hall virtual sessions return in October 2023. CORA members and friends are invited to join our Off-the-Water Video Forum Series. Opportunities for questions will be provided in the latter half of these 90-minute session and through the “chat” function. Presentations will be recorded and posted for those with scheduling conflicts.

The October 2023 CORA Town Hall virtual session has been rescheduled for Sunday Oct-15 at 4PM (Pacific) will feature a reunion of the all-Canadian women’s 1985 Molokai Na Wahine crew that placed 5th overall in that race for one of the best ever showings by an all-Canadian women’s crew in 38 years.

Please join us for a roundtable of what it was like to build an outrigger racing crew in 1985 with Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Famers Ruth Matson and Annie Boulding, Canadian Olympians Sheila Taylor and Joanne Woods, and all of the stellar crew members that CORA has been able to locate including Cathy (Nixon) New, Sheila (Chadwick) Cupp, Kathy Gallagher, Gail Timmer, Janice (Henderson) Kyle, and Diane Chippindale. We are looking forward to a special guest appearance by legendary Molokai Na Wahine Board Member “Auntie” Rosie Lum, with recognition of legendary Waikiki Beach Boy Albert “Rabbit” Kekai, who coached the all-Canadian Womens crew for the 1985 Kaiwi Channel Crossing.

Here is the recording of the engaging roundtable of Canadian Molokai 1985 competitors:

CORA Townhall – Members’ Q&A

You’re invited to log on and join us for an opportunity to ask questions of CORA board representatives about insurance, rules of racing and a variety of CORA grants available to individual members and CORA clubs on an annual and bi-annual basis. Spend 60 minutes with the CORA board on Sunday 26 March from 4pm to 5.30pm and learn what CORA does to support members, member clubs and race organizers.

CLICK HERE or below to view a video recording of the CORA Townhall, Sunday 26 March, 4-5.30pm

CORA Town Hall (5 November 4PM Pacific): Recognition East To West – CORA Hall Of Fame

The CORA Off-the-Water Video Forum Series resumes this October 2022 with blockbuster presentations on back-to-back weekends including Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 ~ 4PM (PACIFIC) just 1 week after Outrigger Crew Selection on SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER ~ 4PM (PACIFIC).

CORA is hosting this online Town Hall presentation for 2022 Hall Of Fame inductees spread across Canada and the rest of the world. Microwave some popcorn, heat up a warm drink, curl up next to the fireplace, and join us this Autumn evening as our Inductees and Guest Speakers share with you some great stories.

Here is an opportunity to get to know those individuals who have been recognized this year such as Andrea Dillon, Grace Morissette, Don Mulhall, Rosemary Henry, Wendy Rae-Perkins, and Kamini Jain who have made significant and exemplary contributions to outrigger canoeing in Canada over their lifetimes as athletes / coaches-builders and as pioneers. Although their histories have been published on the CORA website, their friends and colleagues have personal insights they wish to share.

Guest speakers are being invited and are likely to include Leanne Stanley, Brian / Graham / Russell Henry, Doug Mancell, Ken Asano, Sheila Kuyper, Valerie Simmons, Nancy Botting, Susan Mott, Hugh Fisher, Melanie Whittall, Annie Boulding, and several other luminaries.

Topic: CORA Town Hall: Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction
Time: Nov 5, 2022 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)