The mission of the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club is to promote the sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoeing through community involvement, education, and competition. As a team, we embrace the Hawaiian culture and strive to bring the “Aloha Spirit” to the City of Brotherly Love.

Our specific goals include:

  • Advancing the sport of ocean outrigger canoeing in Philadelphia and beyond
  • Encouraging all members and helping them achieve their personal bests
  • Furthering a positive competitive spirit through our women’s and men’s teams
  • Continuing the Hoe Wa’a Challenge, our ECORA point series race

The Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club Board

President: Bruce Bayne

Vice President: Dave Kunz

Treasurer: Colleen Kunz

Secretary: Meridith Greenbaum


Ken Wong

Eric Matzke

Holly Barbera

Committee Chairs

  • Apparel – Ken Wong
  • Coaching — Megan Roberts
  • Equipment & Grounds — Bruce Bayne
  • Fundraising — Ken Wong
  • Hoahanou (Cousins) — Bruce Bayne and Dave Kunz
  • Hoe Wa’a Challenge — Colleen Kunz
  • Kokua (Charity) — Dave Kunz
  • Membership — Holly Barbera
  • Practice — Lora Dunnigan
  • Race — Dave Kunz
  • Social — Meridith Greenbaum