The Huhu War Canoe Festival Committee is proud to announce EMTV as the major Media Partner for the 2019 Huhu War Canoe Festival.
Milne Bay Estates-NBPOL is again the major sponsor for the fast growing Huhu War Canoe Festival (HWCF) in Alotau, Milne Bay Province. This was confirmed by a cheque of K25,000 given by the General Manager, Mr Mike Jackson, to Chairman of the HWCF Committee, Mr Kaimuyoni Ila. Milne Bay Estates has been a major sponsor l since the first festival in 2016.
Over the weekend members of the Huhu War Canoe Festival Executive Committee visited Wagawaga village which will be hosting this years event. They took time out to meet and speak with the village elders. From the front row left to right are Chairman, Mr Kaimuyoni Ila, Mrs Shirley Marjen from Milne Bay Estates and Ms Maxine Nadile from Egwalau Tours Milne Bay. From the back row left to right are Vice Chairman Mr Dago Alisa and his fellow village elders from Wagawaga.
A preview of Wagawaga from the almost complete Festival jetty.
This year on the 25th -26th October 2019, the annual two-day Huhu War Canoe festival will take place again showcasing the fascinating culture of the War Canoes unique to the mainland bay area of Milne Bay Province.
Expect to see traditional war canoes with warriors on board demonstrating paddling techniques and reenacting war raids just as their ancestors did during the time of cannibalism.
Experience the Huhu culture in an intimate, authentic village setting and be enriched by the interaction with the local people and cultural displays of traditional dancing, food exchange and so much more.
Prepare to be amazed!