11Th Annual Pa'akai Awards Saturday, October 1St 6PM-7PM Livestream

Real Estate Agent with HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 RS-76763

Paʻakai Awards


KGMB World Premiere Livestream

The virtual program and Paʻakai Awards will make its premiere on Saturday, October 1st, 6-7PM HST, live on KGMB, and streaming online at hawaiinewsnow.com, and on their social media platforms.  It will be re-broadcasted on October 2nd on KHNL and October 3rd on K5. We are excited to honor Fred Hemmings as our Paʻakai awardee and Haley Kailiehu & Noʻeau Peralto as our Hoʻokele recipients for their impact on the stewardship of ‘āina and cultural-based work.

The night of storytelling and uplifting our Hawaiian values and future leaders promises to be entertaining and inspiring We will continue our online auction featuring unique art and one of a kind experiences. 100% of the proceeds from the Gala and online auction will go directly towards nurturing and engaging Hawaii’s youth to become more aware of the importance of ocean safety and stewardship.



Since Nā Kama Kai was founded in 2008, they have worked to get ocean safety and stewardship education into our school classrooms. Hawaiʻi is an island state surrounded by the ocean and many share the belief that it’s our kuleana to keep our keiki ocean smart and ocean safe. The success of the annual Paʻakai Awards has allowed Nā Kama Kai to compete and be awarded a State of Hawaiʻi Grant in Aid award to teach ocean safety to teachers in or around the 4th grade, across all four Hawaiʻi counties.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Nā Kama Kai’s work to support daily, after-school and weekend programming for youth on the west coast of O‘ahu at Hālau Nā Kama Kai. They will also contribute to the expansion of Nā Kama Kai’s programming, clinic programs and youth mentorship. Instructions on how to donate items to the silent auction or to make additional contributions to the organization are available at nakamakai.org.


Nā Kama Kai is a 14-year-old nonprofit organization located on Oʻahu. Their mission is to empower keiki by connecting them to the kai and ʻāina in order to create a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana to the natural environment and themselves. Founded by professional surfer Duane DeSoto, the program engages today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders by strengthening their relationship with the ocean through events, Ocean Clinics, volunteerism and mentorship programs. For more information, please visit https://.www.nakamakai.org, call (808) 772-4194, or email info@nakamakai.org.

As a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) we are thankful to our volunteers and grateful for the tremendous support we continue to receive from private and governmental organizations. This support helps us to continue our mission to empower children by connecting our keiki to the kai and ‘āina to nurture a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana for the natural environment and themselves. We hope you will celebrate our 11th Annual Gala with us!


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Comments (2)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

You have so many programs and events that you are able to give a shout out for.  Well done Kimo.  M

Sep 30, 2022 01:46 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, thanks for your comment. The answer to our climate crisis has been exemplified by the Polynesians for thousands of years through the maintenance of sustainability practices and the nurturing of our lands and oceans. Unfortunately, too many people are not listening and prefer the alternative.

Oct 01, 2022 12:35 PM