Friday, February 16, 2018


Thank you to our Grantors and Partners in supporting our efforts to bring awareness of  Polynesian Culture, Dance, and Music to Oregon for the 2017 season, and again in 2018 for operations costs !!!! 

Mahalo and Fa'afetai Tele Lava !!!

The Oregon Community Foundation Small Culture Grants Program (2017 and 2018)

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund  2017 Small Grants Program

The The Oregon Arts Commission FY2018 Small Operating Grant

The Marion County Cultural Development Corporation for their operations grant in development of our presentation on the Pacific Islands Cultures as a learning tool for Oregon and Marion County !!!

These organizations  help to make Oregon a rich and  culturally diverse place to live and visit, and theirgrants 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 , who provide a wonderfully updated facility to practice during the wet Oregon pre season months !

for their wonderful help to us for rehearsal at their fabulous Salem facility,

the Salem Multiculture Institute and World Beat  for their never ending support,

the Asian Pacific American Network , APANO,

 for their work in social justice for all Pacific Islanders !

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

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