Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PARADISE OF SAMOA TAKING PART IN DHS ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH THURSDAY MAY 11 AT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES



FAAFETAI AND MAHALO TO DHS FOR INVITING US !!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MAY IS ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER MONTH !!

Please Join Paradise of Samoa for Asian Pacific Islander Day at the Oregon State Capitol

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1876768495944933

Come Join us, it is free, information booths, song and dance, tours of our Oregon State Capitol and a celebration of Asian Pacific Islanders. At midday,  Tasi, Tiana, and Craig  will be performing acoustically in the Rotunda area some great Polynesian Songs, and the troupe will perform on the front steps at 1:40.

Sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation

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If you can display posters, please contact Paradise of Samoa or the Oregon State Capitol Foundation

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Paradise of Samoa Receives Grant from the Spirit Mountain Fund

Tasi met with members of the Board of Directors of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde on Wedenesday, March 15, to accept a $4,000 grant to enhance the Paradise of Samoa to accept more dancers and bring more Polynesian Dance to the Northwest.  The grant will help with a  trailer to transport equipment, and many other elements of the project "O le Ala I Le Lumana'i" or "the Way of the Future", a celebration of the power of youth, diversity and the arts.

Fa'afetai Tele Lava to the Spirit Mountain Fund !


Friday, February 17, 2017

Freddie Meyers Helps Paradise of Samoa !!!




Thank you to Fred Meyer's for including Paradise of Samoa in their Community Rewards Program !!! Just register  your Rewards Card and link Paradise of Samoa, and we will receive quarterly benefits on your shopping at no cost to you.  This is only available to non-profits such as ours.
https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4

We are already registered !

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mahalo and Faafetai to our Grantors and Partners

Thank you to our Grantors in supporting our efforts to bring awareness of  Polynesian Culture, Dance, and Music to Oregon for this 2017 season.   Mahalo and Fa'afetai Tele Lava !!



The Oregon Community Foundation Small Culture Grants Program



The Spirit Mountain Community Fund  2017 Small Grants Program

These organizations  help to make Oregon a rich and  culturally diverse place to live and visit, and their
grants are essential in our operational costs for Paradise of Samoa to bring Polynesian Dance, Culture, and Music to the community.

We also wish to thank our partners , including Hood's Martial Arts Academy 



for their wonderful help to us for rehearsal at their fabulous Salem facility, the Salem Multiculture Institute for their never ending support, the Asian Pacific American Network , APANO,


 for their work in social justice, and the Marion County Development Corporation for their support and partnership in the arts and culture.

And thanks to F.E. "Mac" Michalski and Kathleen Michalski for their donation of the huge shell lei collection !!!!


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LUAU NOW !!!!!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO COME TO OUR 10TH ANNUAL  LUAU 
                                         AND CELEBRATE OUR DANCERS !!!!!

People in the community ask how can Paradise of Samoa keep running and viable when there is no tuition, fees, or costume expenses for participants.  First, it is the parents and families of the dancers  and their commitment, secondly, it is the dedication of the dancers themselves, and thirdly, it is financially up to our sponsors, customers, grantors, and the LUAU, which is our major fundraiser of the year.

Come on September 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 and become a part of this joy ......the Paradise of Samoa.....


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 10th Annual Luau Sept 2 !!!

Hi, All !!!!

Remember the Paradise of Samoa 10TH th Annual Luau at Keizer Rapids Amphitheater Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm.  This is the culmination of our 2017 Season.

Use your credit, debit, or PayPal to purchase tickets right on our website.

For more information see our "Contact Us" page on the www.paradiseofsamoa.com  website

The park address is 1900 Chemawa St N, Keizer, Oregon 97303

How to get there :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Keizer+Rapids+Park/@44.9879502,-123.0659549,14.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x549555855bd6f80f:0xaa180ddd33803279!8m2!3d44.9934198!4d-123.058266