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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.
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organization which has been created
to help families who have a child
fighting cancer with financial
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 handsomest 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.
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
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
Aunty Kathy & Edie
Heali`i`s Polynesian Revue
Tahiti Nui International Vice President
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!