Parade Grand Marshal
Bo Campos 'Uncle Bo'
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Uncle Bo Campos is President of Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club and Race Commissioner of the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association. Bo has been involved with outrigger canoe racing since he was a child with clubs on Oahu and the Big Island. He organizes and assists in the conduct of the Hawai‘i State Championship Races, and has planned and organized the Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Races for many years.
Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually in Kona since 1971. Race events are hosted by Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday. The Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race is the largest long-distance canoe race in Hawaii by any measure and has qualified as the world’s largest canoe race.
The Queen’s Race attracts over 2,500 paddlers and their family and support crews from around the world including Hawaii and US mainland who continue to be strong race participants.