Sponsors

Manava, Maeva, Ia Orana,

Our organization is dedicated to creating a living bridge between the cultures of TAHITI (French Polynesia and the United States) through education and cultural arts.  
As President, I write to you with tremendous pride in this organization’s ability to promote friendship, understanding, and cultural awareness between the two societies.
We would like to thank our sponsors without whose help this event would not be possible. Mauruuru!


Te aroha ia rahi,


Lindsay Reva McNicol
 


Any questions please email us at:
heiva.maeva@gmail.com


 

Sponsors for 2017

 

Air Tahiti Nui

 
Tahiti Tourisme

 

Brasserie de Tahiti
Sycuan Casino

 

Partners for 2017

Alliance Francaise of San Diego
Alphaprint
Backyard X-scapes
Conservatoire of Tahiti
Emo Trans Los Angeles
Federation of Tahiti Ori
Land Graphics
Maeva Tours
Michael Lagman Photography
Sofitel
South Pacific Management
Tamanui Services
TNTV

Vaimiti Perles



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Building a Tradition of Giving Back

 

Heiva San Diego thanks all of our dedicated sponsors, partners, volunteers
and fans who are committed to making a social investment through their
generous support of this event and the Polynesian culture.
 
A portion of the proceeds from Heiva San Diego will be passed along to the
Polynesian community, both here and in the islands we love.  We invite you
to help with a small contribution: of your time, by volunteering at Heiva San
Diego or through your tax deductible donation.
 
Mauru'uru ro'a tou ho'a.

 

 

Henry Reuney - Warrior for Life Foundation
Warrior For Life Foundation is a non-profit organization which has been created to help families who have a child fighting cancer with financial assistance.

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Tahiti

    
 


Legendary Tahiti, isle of love, has long been the earthly paradise. Explorers Wallis, Bougainville, and Cook all told of a land where the climate was delightful, hazardous insects and diseases unknown, and the islanders among the h
andsomest ever seen. A few years later, Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh added their remarkable tale to Tahiti’s legends.

The list of famous authors who traveled to Tahiti include Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Pierre Loti, Rupert Brooke, Jack London, W. Somerset Maugham, Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (the Americans who wrote Mutiny on the Bounty), among others.

The once obscure French painter, Paul Gauguin, transformed the primitive color of Tahiti and the Marquesas into powerful visual images seen around the world. When WW II shook the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, French Polynesia got a U.S. serviceman named James A. Michener, who added Bora Bora to the legend. Marlon Brando arrived in 1961 on one of the first jets to land on Tahiti and ultimately acquired his own “private” atoll, Tetiaroa.

 

Testimonials


 
I am still on a high from the Heiva this past weekend. Thank you so much for inviting me to  bring the tapa...I felt right at home with our island music, the drum beats magically transports one to the South Pacific, to Tahiti. 
Thank you again so much for allowing me the honor.
Also I posted lots of photos on Facebook and I tagged you and the Heiva San Diego page to them.
Lastly, my gratitude to Anna for all your help and organization. Please convey my thanks to all who made this event a great success, ensuring its smooth run. 
 
Vinaka Vakalevu



Talofa Maeva!
Congratulations my dear sisterfriend on another successful Heiva! This was a big event for the Tahitian community in San Diego, especially, with the Huahine addition to the event. I know for every great and successful event there are hiccups along the way, but, I commend you Maeva for pushing through yours and Lindsay's vision and passion for the Tahitian people and culture. Your work and dedication does not go unnoticed and what you do is not an easy task. Thank you for allowing me and my group to be a part of this fabulous event and most of all for being your friend.
Kiki Sotoa Solia
SCCSD President

 

My dearest Maeva, Lindsay & Staff,
What a beautiful gesture you made with the sharing of my beloved brother Mikey in the Heiva book. It was very touching that you honored our family with his memorial. Your event was lovely and we look forward to supporting you all. We miss you.

God Bless,
Aunty Kathy & Edie
Heali`i`s Polynesian Revue

As organizer of Heivas (Honolulu, Las Vegas and Japan) and as Vice President of Tahiti Nui International, I want to give my sincere thank you and also the organizations of Heiva I San Diego for a job well done.
We cannot please everyone (I know). We need to understand and realize that our purpose for holding these types of events is to primarily perpetuate our culture throughout the world and encourage those who wants to learn
and showcase their talents and love for our culture to do so in the utmost respect and love right? Lets move on

Rose Perreira
Tahiti Nui International Vice President

MEXICO WILL BE PRESENT AT HEIVA SAN DIEGO FOR 2013 FOR SURE......... IMPROVE, IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL TRY TO DO EVERYDAY IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES, THE WORLD KEEPS MOVING AND YEAR BY YEAR THINGS ARE DIFFERENT, SO WE HAVE TO IMPROVE OURSELVES, AND I AM SURE THAT HEIVA WILL IMPROVE ITSELF IF THIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY THAT I HAVE MET LAST YEAR, AND THAT THIS YEAR WERE THERE AGAIN...KEEP COMING AND SUPPORTING THIS GREAT GOAL YO HAVE. CULTURE, "HIRO'A", TRADITION AND LOVE......THE MESSAGE YOU WANTED TO GIVE, WS PERFECTLY RECEIVED.
THIS IS MY VERY PERSONAL OPINION COMING FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND SO GRATEFUL TO LET US PARTICIPATE IN A GREAT PARTY MAKING US FEEL LIKE BELONG TO IT SINCE THE BEGINNING.
MAURUURU ROA IA TATOU I ROTO I TO'U MAFATU!!!

Alejandra Acosta from MEXICO 
Director at Ballet Tamariki Kahaia

"...Aloha e Maeva,

I hope you have had time to recover from your fantastic Heiva event a few weeks ago! It was first class and a great deal of fun.

Mahalo, e malama pono e me ke Akua!

-Gus Cervantes

 

 


 

2017 Vendor List

1904 Apothecary Lane
Bali Mantra
California Hula Center
CPTM/Aranui
Craft and Sea
Crystal Creations by Linda
Go Nuts
Golden Rhode Co.
Heiva Int & Porinetia Adventures Travel
Island Edge Designs
Island Mana Designs by Rika
It Works
James Finch from Disney
Kona Kakes
KR Designs: Sterling and Stone Jewelry
Leilani's Attic
Lipsense
Miki Mop
Nana'o
Natuarai Creation
Pago Girl Creations
Show Me Your Pukana
Tevahere Market
Tifaifai Tahiti

 

 

2017 Judges
Our head judge this year is Mr. Fabien Mara DINARD.  He is the Director of the Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia TE FARE UPA RAU since 2005 to this day.  He will be joined at the judges table by several of his lead instructors.


"Dream, Dancing, Drumming,
and Emotions
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